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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

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    Our day begins as we head north from Jackson, WY towards Yellowstone National Park, passing through Grand Teton on the way. A couple of photo ops as we pass through Grand Teton, but mostly heading directly towards Yellowstone’s south entrance, of course stopping for a photo with the Yellowstone sign.

    Generally our first major stop will be at Upper Geyser Basin, or the Old Faithful area. The old faithful geyser will erupt every ninety minutes and we will make a point of witnessing the eruption. Given the timing of our arrival we may have time for a short boardwalk stroll to view some of the other thermal features in the basin. In addition to Old Faithful there are numerous other fantastic geysers that will erupt with less certainty and frequency, which we may also have the good fortune to witness, including: Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, Grand, Daisy,and more.

    In addition to the numerous thermal features the history buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Old Faithful Inn, (in season) arguably one of the most magnificent National Park Lodges in existence. We will venture north and most tours we will have the time to spot at least two more times for short and exciting boardwalks excursions. Everyone enjoys stopping at both the Midway Geyser Basin, and Fountain Paint pots-both truly fantastic thermal collections unto themselves. I will not ruin the surprise but such features as the Grand Prismatic Spring, Clepsydra Geyser, Excelsior Geyser crater, and the Fountain Paint Pots are just a few of the features we will visit while walking on the boardwalks.

    Early afternoon we are arriving at lunch stop, usually Fountain Flats, or beyond.. A great, fresh picnic spread provided by us including Boars Head turkey, ham, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado (freshly prepped on site) chips and salsa, fruit, cookies for dessert, condiments, etc.

    After lunch we will spend some time in the vehicle as we make our way north around the loop with our next real major stop being the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Some points of interest along the way will include: Firehole Canyon drive, Madison River, Gibbon River Falls, Elk Park, Virginia Cascades, etc. We will spend some time at the Canyon Area with the main draw being the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, 109ft, and 308 feet tall respectively. Also the beauty of the Canyon itself is not to be missed.

    We try to be heading south by about 3:30pm with still some ground to cover. Heading south from the Canyon Area we will pass through Hayden Valley, Mud Volcano, Yellowstone Lake, and West Thumb. This will complete our lower loop as we head back towards Jackson from there, usually arriving back in Jackson between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
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    All reviews several days comfortable van tour group private tour well worth the money highly recommend this tour worth every penny his knowledge old faithful bison spencer eruption grant sights jackson stops park
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We spent a full day with Greg E. as our tour guide and he was friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. We planned this trip for our college age daughter specifically. She really enjoyed the trip and the information that was presented. Additionally, we were fortunate to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tami B
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Guide was knowledgeable but seemed more interested in his schedule than ours. Friendly but somewhat inflexible. Great time at Geysers. lad we got to see bison also

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank frankomal
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great guide. We were in a group of 8 in a comfortable mini-bus. We saw all the places you would expect but also a few off the beaten track. The guide was very flexible and was happy to answer the whole groups questions. Y#ou may...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PAWPeteWilko
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our journey started at 6:00 AM as we were picked up at our hotel as promised by Eco Tours by Shaun our tour guide. Coffee, muffins and other snacks and drinks were offered. A picnic style lunch was also included later in the day. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tom C
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Yellowstone is so big it is difficult to see all the sights and find parking at the most popular sites. Taking a guided tour is one way to do it efficiently. There is a lot of driving on this tour but Brian was able to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jim N
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    June 26, 2019|
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    Response from Dee R | Reviewed this property |
    There is plenty of parking in Jackson where you could leave your car. We were about and hour outside of Jackson and they actually made arrangements to meet us at one of the lodges inside the park as it was easier for us to... More
    Andrea H
    March 14, 2019|
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    Hi, planning for week of June 3. Does it make a difference what day of week to avoid big crowds?
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