Private Hidden Gem Tour
Open to all ages
Max 7 people
This tour will only take your group to areas inside Yellowstone National Park that are off the beaten path and not easily found (we can easily add a one or a few popular sites to make a hybridized tour). This tour does not stop at Old Faithful or other easily found tourist destinations. Instead, we will go to areas that gives your family or friends the opportunity to experience Hidden Yellowstone. Since we are avoiding the popular destinations we will have more time to explore and get off the beaten path compared to other tours. We will take many walks to hidden waterfalls, seculded lakes, scenic vistas, hidden geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and view lots of wildlife. In addition, we will put your group in the best position to safely view grizzly bears, wolves, and bison through out the day. We will go to at least one hot spring that contains the skeleton of a bison that fell into the hot spring! Most of the stops on this tour require a mild to medium but fun easy hike to get to our destination. Around lunchtime we will stop at a secluded and scenic location for a provided picnic style lunch from a local bakery. On this tour we will navigate the park as best we can without interacting with other tourists because we are going to Hidden Yellowstone!
Travel to the best place in the park to view wildlife based on current wildlife sightings and weather.
Includes a picnic Lunch from local French bakery, snacks, drinks, and waters
Two hidden gem hikes
Open to All Ages and Ability Range
Includes Binoculars for every guest
Includes two Spotting Scopes per tour
Includes take home videos of wildlife
Our current Rates for Summer 2023:
$1450 for 2 people (use code : 2PEOPLE)
$1550 for 3 people (use code : 3PEOPLE)
$1750 for groups of 4-7 people
Wildlife Viewing Guide
All of the species listed below can be seen April to Nov. It is likely we will see them on all of tours in April, May, June, and October. Due to the higher temperatures in July and August viewing bears and wolves may be challenging and limited to the early morning hours. The Wildlife Viewing Guide can be used as an indicator to view each species when they are the most active.
Early mornings and carcasses provide wolf watching opportunities. We see them all year long
April, May, June & October
Spring and fall provide milder temperatures which bears prefer.
Seen all year round
The Bison rut mid summer is a specatcle that needs to be seen. May and April is great for bison calves
Late April, May, and June
Black bears are seen easiest on our tours in June when all the vegetation is greening up.
Hearing elk bugle and chasing each other around is something you will not forget.
Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, River Otters, Red foxes and coyotes are seen on our tours.
Pick Up Info
Our pick up times vary from location to location to allow best wildlife watching in the park while ensuring safety on the road. There is fluctuation from month to month as these decisions are made on how much light is available.
We pick up as early as possible in West Yellowstone, between Bozeman and Gardiner. We also pick up in Yellowstone
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Most frequent questions and answers
We can not guarantee any wolf or bear sightings, but there is always one exciting memory that guests bring home.
Yes, our tours are 100% private and customized to your desires. It will be just your family and friends for the entire day.
Each tour comes with a provided deli style lunch from a local bakery that makes all of their breads from scratch. You will get to choose from turkey, roast beef, ham, or vegetarian sandwich with mustard and mayo on the side. All sandwiches come with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Your lunch will come with a large selection of chips, an organic apple, and a fresh baked cookie.
Park Entrance Fee is not included in the price of the tour. However, if you have an annual park pass, it will get up 4 adult members of your group into the park. Otherwise, adults are $20/day. Children 15 and under are free. If you have a Senior Pass, are active Military, purchased a National Parks Pass, or are in the 4th Grade you will get yourself and part of the tour group in for free.
Come prepared and expect anything from cold and wet to extremely hot.