Yellowstone In A Day Tour

See Yellowstone in a Day. Our guided tour itnierary will make the most of your day in Yellowstone National Park. 

Yellowstone is over 3,000 square miles. The Park is a big, big place. Seeing Yellowstone National Park with limited time can be a challenge. 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.

Highlights of Yellowstone

Trips stops can include the Norris Geyser Basin, Lower Falls and Grand Canyon area, wildlife in the Hayden Valley, and scenic panoramas of Yellowstone Lake. The route primarily explores the center of the park. If you only have one day to see Yellowstone, this is the best tour for you. Let our private guided tours of Yellowstone make the most of your vacation.

See The Highlights of Yellowstone In A Single Day

Norris Geyser Basin - Take a short hike and go wander through the Norris Geyser Basin. Norris Geyser basin is a one of a kind geothermal area and is home to the largest geyser in the world, Steamboat Geyser. The tour explores the Back Basin and Porcelain Basin. Both areas have a diverse array of geysers, hot springs, and thermal features. Norris is a great place to experience and learn about the unique geology of Yellowstone.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the most famous areas in the park. Beautiful is an understatement when describing the colorful canyon. See sights like Artist’s Point, Brink of the Upper Falls, and the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone is 308 feet, nearly double the size of Niagara Falls, and one of the top attractions in the park.

Geyser Basin in Yellowstone

Mammoth Hot Springs - Mammoth Hot Springs are the largest travertine terraces in the world. The terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs are formed by continuous mineral deposits from a rich aquifer. Mammoth is also the headquarters of Yellowstone and home to Fort Yellowstone. Mammoth is a great place to see wildlife, including elk. The tour will walk along the terraces and see features like Pallette Springs, Canary Spring, and Orange Mound Spring.

Hayden Valley - The Hayden Valley is a large and wildlife rich valley located in the center of Yellowstone National Park. Bison, elk, grizzly bears, wolves, and other species native to the park live here. The tour will spend time looking for wildlife in the Hayden Valley. We provide scopes and optics to view the animals both big and small. There are many scenic overlooks for tons of photography opportunities.

Lake Area
- Yellowstone Lake is the largest alpine lake in North America above 7,000 feet in elevation. The high elevation lake is surrounded by the Absaroka Mountains and Mount Sheridan. The tour will explore Fishing Bridge, the historic Lake Hotel, and take in the sights of this massive body of water. The shore of Yellowstone Lake can be a great place to see grizzly bears!

DID YOU KNOW THAT...The Yellowstone River is 671 miles in length, making it the last major un-dammed river in the United States. 

Elk in Yellowstone

YNP In A Day Tour Pricing and Details 

What The Trip Includes:

  • Deli Style Lunch, water and snacks. We can cater to most dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are available.
  • All tours are private. The tour will be just you, your friends, and family
  • Quality optics for viewing wildlife
Tour Pricing:
  • Party of 1 to 2 people - $750 per day
  • Party of 3 to 4 people - $800 per day
  • $75 per additional person
  • All rates are daily, not per person
Extras: The tour does not include the Yellowstone Entrance Pass or guide gratuities. Entrance passes can be purchased ahead of time or at the gate.

Trip Notes:  All our tours start early to take advantage of wildlife activity and small crowds. Specific pick up time and location will be communicated directly to you. Actual tour itinerary may vary based on wildlife stops, weather, and unexpected road closures. Please be prepared for a full day of adventure (7 to 8 hours). Have good walking shoes, comfortable clothes, and be prepared to be both inside and outside the vehicle for the day. Bring a camera, cell phone, hat, sun glasses, small day pack, water bottle, and snacks
We had a great experience with Chris! Although we’ve been to Yellowstone multiple times, we wanted the expertise of an experienced guide. Chris did a fantastic job showing us how to spot wildlife – most often from places that we had driven by many times without knowing where (and how) to look. During our all-day tour, Chris showed us wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, pronghorn, elk, mountain goats, and many other animals. I strongly recommend Yellowstone Guidelines!”

@troyhK2912UC - Trip Advisor


If you have any specific requests, or want to learn more about our private Yellowstone guided tours, we will do our best to accommodate. Please contact us for additional questions.