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Old Faithful: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

1. From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover Yellowstone's Lower Loop on a guided day tour from Jackson in an air-conditioned van. Be amazed by the beauty of various natural landmarks, including the Old Faithful Area, the Canyon Area, and Hayden Valley. Begin the tour in downtown Jackson. Head north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. See all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, and Lake Yellowstone. You will also enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch during the day. Take some short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Be on the lookout for local wildlife species.

West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

2. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the landscape and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park on this van tour from West Yellowstone. Learn about its history from your guide, see the many incredible sights it has to offer, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Depart from West Yellowstone, Montana at 8:30 AM and enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Gate. Tour the Lower Loop with stops at notable points of interest including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins. See sights like the Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley. Throughout, also enjoy many great views of Yellowstone Lake. Learn about the Park from your knowledgeable guide, including its geothermal features, geology, and wildlife. Enjoy numerous photos of the surroundings and wildlife and, at the mid-point of the tour, a delicious picnic-style lunch. The tour concludes at 5:30 PM back in West Yellowstone.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

3. Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

Visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks on an African safari-style program that takes you on wildlife tours during the optimum hours for wildlife sighting, and takes you to see the major natural highlights of the parks. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Start by meeting your guide at the Parkway Inn or Lexington Hotel, depending on tour dates, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and head out on a 4-hour Grand Teton dusk adventure. Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Your wildlife adventure will begin early to maximize wildlife viewing in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Sightings on this day may include grizzly and black bears, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, pronghorn, and moose. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery in Grand Teton and Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.  Lodge accommodation: Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure You’ll depart early to view wildlife on the way to the home of the first re-introduced wolves of Yellowstone. En route you’ll visit the beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and possibly see grizzly, black bear, wolves, coyotes, eagles, elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and much more! Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Wildlife Viewing in the American Serengeti and Old Faithful The final day of touring will primarily focus on the major wildlife (wolves and grizzlies) in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and the famous Yellowstone geyser basins, including visits to Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. The tour ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

4. Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. Discover the highlights of the park including the Old Faithful Area, Norris Geyser Basin, Lake Yellowstone, and a wide variety of natural landmarks. Enjoy included pickup and lunches. Start out from Jackson, Wyoming, and head north on the first day through Yellowstone, taking in about half of the park. Spend the night at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort located to the north of the park, or at a cozy hotel in the charming town of Gardiner. On the second day, head south to see the rest of Yellowstone, ultimately returning to Jackson, Wyoming in the evening. Your tour includes the Upper and Lower loops of Yellowstone National Park. Visit all major points of interest, and enjoy a number of opportunities to take short hikes on boardwalks in many of the Geyser Basins and within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Major points of interest include: • Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful Area)• Midway Geyser Basin• Firehole Lake Loop• Fountain Paint Pots• Firehole River Canyon• Gibbon Falls • Artist Paint Pots• Norris Geyser Basin• Roaring Mountain• Gardiner's Hole• The Golden Gate• The Hoodoos• Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace• Gardiner River• The Boiling River• Roosevelt Arch• Undine Falls• Blacktail Plateau• Petrified Tree• Roosevelt area• Lamar Valley• Tower Falls• Dunraven Pass• Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (upper and lower falls)• Hayden Valley• Sulphur Cauldron• Mud Volcano Area• Fishing Bridge• Lake Yellowstone

Jackson: Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour to Old Faithful

5. Jackson: Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour to Old Faithful

Set off on a wintery tour of Yellowstone National Park, chauffeured by an experienced, knowledgable guide in a comfortable and warm snowcoach, a specialized vehicle designed to operate in snow. Starting from Jackson or Teton Village, drive up to the South Entrance of Yellowstone, passing through the Grand Teton National Park and taking in breathtaking views of Grand Tetons along the way.  There will be plenty of chance for spotting wildlife and taking scenic photographs while en route. Then, proceed to Yellowstone National Park. Travel 45 miles on groomed trail before arriving at Old Faithful, making several stops along the way, with the opportunity to get out and walk around. Points of interest may include Moose Falls, Lewis Canyon, Lewis Falls, and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Watch as the magical and world-famous Old Faithful erupts. Stop for lunch before continuing your adventure. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Jackson: 4-Day Grand Teton & Yellowstone Winter Tour

6. Jackson: 4-Day Grand Teton & Yellowstone Winter Tour

• Day 1: Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge Meet your friendly guide and group and head off for an afternoon wildlife tour in Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge in a heated Suburban or other 10-passenger vehicle. On the tour, you'll have your best chance of seeing moose in the park, along with wolves, coyotes, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and bison. Settle in for the night at your accommodation in Jackson, Wyoming.  • Day 2: National Elk Refuge sleigh ride and West Yellowstone, Montana Depart in the early morning from your Jackson lodging for a sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge, filled with over 5,000 elk. After the ride, the tour will continue through Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone. Cross over the Continental Divide and enjoy some free time to shop in the historic town of West Yellowstone upon arrival. Spend the night at an accommodation in West Yellowstone, Montana.  • Day 3: Snowcoach tour into Yellowstone National Park Depart in the morning for a wintery visit to Yellowstone. Hop on the specialized winter vehicle that will take you to see the famous Old Faithful. Along the way, keep an eye out for bison and elk, and admire the beautiful scenery as you proceed toward the Madison River. Stops include Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful, where you can see geysers erupt and explore the area on foot. After lunch, head back to West Yellowstone, stopping for photos along the way. Spend the night in West Yellowstone, Montana.  • Day 4: West Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole, Wyoming Leave West Yellowstone in the morning and set off on a trip to the geological site where the Hebgen Lake Earthquake of 1959 occurred. Sit back, relax, and marvel at the beautiful winter scenery and deep snow on your way back through Island Park and on to Jackson Hole, where the tour will end.

Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

7. Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

Enjoy a half-day hiking tour which is perfect for families and individuals who want to see as much of the Yellowstone ecosystem as possible in a limited amount of time.  Travel in a climate-controlled, all-terrain vehicle from your accommodation in Gardiner. Meet your guide at your hotel in Gardiner and hop aboard a comfortable vehicle. Relax on the drive to the start of your hiking adventure. Discover pristine rivers, streams, and lakes. Go out in search of geysers, mud pots and hot springs. Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, vast meadow systems, and towering mountain peaks. In the winter, hike in areas that are accessible, such as Yellowstone's Northern Range, where you will spot a lot of wildlife and see the beautiful winter scenery. Walk with a guide that is focused on keeping you safe from wildlife while also giving you an opportunity to see their beauty. Move at a comfortable pace and hike anywhere between 5,500 feet and 10,000 feet in elevation.

Jackson: Yellowstone National Park & Wildlife Viewing Tour

8. Jackson: Yellowstone National Park & Wildlife Viewing Tour

Embark on a Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful and Lower Loop Tour for a fantastic way to observe wildlife as well as take in Yellowstone’s numerous geyser basins. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, taking time to stop and observe wildlife and scenery along the way. Continue to Yellowstone National Park, making stops at Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, as well as several other geyser basins. Make many stops throughout the tour for wildlife viewing opportunities with the binoculars and scope provided. Keep a look out for bison, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, elk, eagles, mule deer, pronghorn, and coyotes. Walk to the various boardwalks for scenic views of the area. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch that will be served by your guide.

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

9. From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van with large windows. Learn all about the area's history and nature as you go. Get picked up at 7:00 AM at your lobby and head out alongside the Madison River. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Hike for just over a mile to the overlook at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Marvel at Yellowstone's most photographed hot spring. Next, head for the Historic Old Faithful Inn. See the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and explore the historic building. After the eruption, settle down in a nice picnic spot for lunch. Then, stop to view wildlife in the Hayden Valley along the Yellowstone River. Move onto the final stop at Artist Point to view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone's Lower Falls. Watch the waterfall plunging over 300 feet in a canyon of bright reds and yellows.

West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Lower Loop Day Trip with Lunch

10. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Lower Loop Day Trip with Lunch

Admire classic sights in the Yellowstone National Park on this guided private van tour from West Yellowstone. Watch Old Faithful erupt, peer into the the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and see the colorful muds that gave Fountain Paint Pots its name. Enjoy the convenience of pickup directly from your accommodation and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned van. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Yellowstone sign where you can stop and get a picture with the sign. Head to the famed Old Faithful area to experience the geyser's eruption which occurs every 90 minutes. will erupt every ninety minutes and we will make a point of witnessing the eruption. Take a short boardwalk stroll to view other geysers like Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, and Daisy. Make your way to the Midway Geyser Basin to see the Fountain Paint pots where the iron has given the mud a rich array of colors. See the Grand Prismatic Spring, the Clepsydra Geyser, and the Excelsior Geyser crater. Stop for lunch in the early afternoon. Sit down to a fresh picnic spread of Boars Head turkey, ham, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado (freshly prepped on-site), chips, salsa, fruit, and cookies. Continue to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, but make some stops at points of interest along the way like the Firehole Canyon drive, the Madison River, the Gibbon River Falls, Elk Park, and the breathtaking Virginia Cascades. Spend some time at the Canyon Area with the main draw being the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Drive to some iconic sites such as Hayden Valley, the Mud Volcano, the Yellowstone Lake, and the West Thumb geyser before return to your hotel in the evening.  

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What people are saying about Old Faithful

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Our guide, Patrick, was super friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. He was smart about where to go to see the best animals, and he was nimble about changing course if he heard any other information from his colleagues leading other tours. Thanks to Patrick, we saw grizzly bears, a moose mama and baby, beavers building a dam, pronghorn scaring off aggression from a coyote, and a herd of elk running by us on the road and then crossing in front of us with the big proud buck bringing up the rear making sure the rest got across. Besides the wildlife, we saw the stunning geologic features that make Yellowstone famous.

We had an amazing time with our guide George! He shared so much information with us about the history and geology of the park. We saw so many amazing things. Also, we saw so much wildlife! He put us on grizzlies, moose, river otters, elk, etc. he brought a ton of optics to help us get a great view from a safe distance. George went above and beyond all expectations we had. He also is a great photographer and got amazing shots of us with the different falls and features of Yellowstone!I highly recommend this tour!

Everything was great! Not too much walking, not too much riding. Opportunity to roam around the Old Faithful area and visit the gift shop. Lunch was very relaxing in a quiet remote area.

Loved every minute of it !! Felt we saw everything possible in both National Parks !! Also The Cody Museum was a huge plus !!

Wonderful experience. Should have booked more tours. They know how to take care of their guests.