This tour runs from Early May through to Mid October (weather permitting). The Upper Loop tour takes you to the northern reaches of the park and is called the “Wildlife Tour” for obvious reasons. We offer two options on this tour. One departs at 7:00am, to catch the early morning sightings of wildlife while the other at Midday allowing us to watch the animals as the day cools off in the early evening.
From West Yellowstone you turn left at Madison Junction to Canyon were you get to see the Majestic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You then head North east through Dunraven Pass which is a great area to spot both Grizzly and Black Bears. Then on to Tower Falls and out into the Lamar Valley where more bears as well as Bison, and Wolves are often spotted. From Tower we head to Mammoth Hot Springs, keeping an eye out for Deer, Pronghorn and Big Horn Sheep along the route. From Mammoth we head back down through Norris and Gibbon Falls, back to West Yellowstone.
This is a full day tour, The Morning tour departs at 7:00am from West Yellowstone and returning around 3Pm. The Afternoon tour departs at midday from West Yellowstone and returning around8Pm. As with all our Summer tours, a Picnic lunch is included.