Bear and Animal Safety in YellowstoneYellowstone is not a petting zoo! All the animals of Yellowstone are wild and potentially dangerous!
Stay safe out there by using common sense and exercising caution around wildlife in the park. Here are some suggestions (and the National Park Service agrees):
Basic Tips for Animal Safety in Yellowstone
Bear Safety in YellowstoneYellowstone is home to both black bears (U. americanus) and grizzly bears ( U. arctos). The bears are top of the Yellowstone food chain and masters of their domains. Although big, fury, and bearing sharp teeth and claws, bears are do not like interacting with humans. Unless attracted by food and human garbage, bears will go out of their way to avoid humans.
Recommended Tips for Hiking and Backcountry Travel in Bear Country
- Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
- Carry bear spray!
- Travel in a group and make noise . Group size should be 3 or more.
- Make noise on the trail. Bear bells are effective but not like clapping or sounds from a human voice.
- If you see bear cubs, the mother is in the vicinity. Be extra cautious!
- Never run. Bears sometimes bluff charge.
- Stay vigilante about food storage
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Private Yellowstone Wildlife Tour
See Bears, Wolves, and More! | Single Day
A Private Yellowstone Wildlife Tour focuses on animals large and small in Yellowstone National Park. Learn about the complex Yellowstone ecosystem while searching for bears, wolves, elk, and more. The tour covers areas in the north of Yellowstone like the Lamar Valley and Little...
Yellowstone In A Day Tour
All The Highlights In A Single Day | Single Day
Our “Yellowstone In a Day” Tour is designed to give guests a well rounded view of the park in a single day. The tour will see various highlights of Yellowstone with a steady mix of geology, sightseeing, wildlife watching, and light hiking.
Yellowstone Geyser and Geology Tour
Explore Geology of Yellowstone. | 1 - 2 Days
Yellowstone Geyser and Geology Tours explore the highlights and unique geological features that make Yellowstone so famous. See geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and a never-ending display of geothermals. Sights visited on the tour can include Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring,...
Yellowstone Winter Wolf Tours
See Wolves in Lamar Valley | Single Day
Unlike summer, where the wildlife of Yellowstone is spread all across the park, Yellowstone winters bring all of the non-hibernating animals into the low valleys.
Snowshoeing Tours in Yellowstone
Play in the Snow of Yellowstone | Single Day
The best way to move your legs around in Yellowstone is by snowshoeing. Our snowshoeing tours give you the chance to try something new while getting away from the vehicle in winter. The Yellowstone Snowshoeing Tours are designed for all skill levels and abilities.
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