Montana is the perfect spot to start your Yellowstone
Wildlife Tour. Armed with binoculars and spotting scopes
we will take you to the northern range of Yellowstone on
a wildlife safari. Often called the Serengeti of North
America the Lamar Valley is home to the most numerous
and diverse herds of large animals in all of North
Our adventures donít stop when the snow flies. Let us
take you on a
Winter Wildlife Tour.
The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is open
year-round for road based touring. When snow comes to
Yellowstone the Lamar Valley area is a winter home for
wildlife. Large herds of bison and elk congregate along
the Lamar River and big horn sheep graze atop the
ridges. January through March is prime time for watching
gray wolves in this area. Our Winter Wildlife Tours
leave around daybreak to take advantage of the most
active time for wildlife. Listening to a wolf howl is an
experience not soon forgotten.
Spring Wildlife Tours
provide the opportunity for you to see bears as they
emerge from their winter sleep. The large male grizzlies
usually come out first and they are hungry. It is not
unusual to see a grizzly challenge a pack of wolves and
take away their hard-earned meal of an elk or bison.
Eagles and owls nest in the spring and the wolves are
preparing to den before the birth of their pups. The big
bull elk have lost their majestic antlers. Black and
grizzly bears usually start appearing with their cubs in
April. May brings the birth of bison calves, the first
wolf puppy viewing, and secretive elk calves.
Summer Wildlife Touring
gives you the
opportunity to watch all of the different species of
wildlife found in Yellowstone; black and grizzly
bears, coyotes, gray wolves, elk, bison, pronghorn
antelope, bighorn sheep, deer and maybe even
moose or mountain goats. The weather is still
generally cool and the roads are not crowded. The
wetlands along the river are home to many species of
birds and waterfowl; we will look for bald and golden
eagles, hawks and search for the nests of osprey,
owls and sandhill cranes. Wildlife tours
during the hot summer months of July and August mean
rising at daybreak and hoping to catch a glimpse of the
animals before they move into the cool shade of the
timber. Most of the wildlife has moved into the high
country to escape the heat, we can usually find bears
on the high mountain slopes and elk, bison and
bighorn along the timberline while ospreys
are teaching their young to fly and birds and wildflowers are
Fall Wildlife Tours
you will find bison
and elk in rut. The big bulls challenge each other for
the right to be king of their harem of cows. Listening
to the elk bugle and watching these massive animals
charge and fight each other is exciting. The bears will
be preparing to den; they eat constantly putting on
enough weight to survive their long winter nap. The
blooms of the wildflowers have faded and are replaced by
the aspen and underlying shrubs turning bright colors.
Birds will be flocking for migration to warmer climates,
late fall will bring snow and the return of the
trumpeter swans to the interior river valleys.
provide a spotting scope and binoculars for your use.
Wildlife is best observed from a distance so we don't
disturb them; all of their energy is needed to help them
survive in Yellowstone. Remember to bring your camera
and dress in layers, you can shed clothes as the day
It is best to start Wildlife Tours early in the morning.
Daybreak is the most active time of the day for
wildlife. We like to leave around daybreak and so we
include a field breakfast and drinks. Field snacks and
drinks are included throughout your time with the guide.
After an early morning start we find that many guests
desire to finish their tour in the early afternoon and
to enjoy the rest of the day on their own, therefore we
will complete the safari around 1-2 PM before lunch.
Since we are licensed by the National Park Service for
day hiking we also encourage our wildlife safari guests
to get off the road for at least a short hike to
discover the true Yellowstone.
Rates for our Wildlife Tours start at $455.00 for 1 Ė 4
people. Please inquire for larger parties.
Rates are subject to change to cover operating costs. We
can meet your party throughout Yellowstone Country, but
itineraries and tour fees may change per your actual
pick up and drop off locations.
Yellowstone YearRound Adventures, Inc. is a division of
Yellowstone Glacier Adventures, Inc. and Adventure
Yellowstone, Inc. We are proud to serve you throughout
America's National Parks. Licensed by the US National
Park Service and US Forest Service to serve you