Lower Loop Tour, full day tour destinations & stops

Sylvan Pass

As we enter the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park we’ll climb steadily  and travel over
Sylvan Pass at an elevation of 8530″   This is an alpine environment surrounded by rugged
10’000  foot peaks of the Absaroka Mountains.

Lake Butte Overlook


A fabulous view of Lake Yellowstone from an elevation of 8248′ nearly 700′ above the lake .
We often find dusky grouse and occasionally grizzly bears at this inspirational

Pelican Creek

A serene valley where Pelican Creek flows into Lake Yellowstone.  This area is known for
,it’s wildlife  We’ll often see elk, grizzly bears and abundant waterfowl and sandhill

Fishing Bridge

Fishing Bridge

A great place to watch the cutthroat trout in the clear waters of the Yellowstone River from
the bridge.  We often see white pelicans, osprey, waterfowl, river otters and other wildlife
at this location.

Hayden Valley

We’ll drive through the beautiful Hayden Valley with wildlife stops when necessary.  This is
prime viewing area for grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk and other wildlife.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Numerous viewing areas of both the Upper and Lower Falls. This 20 mile long canyon is over a
1000″ deep.  We can also see wildlife in the area including nesting osprey.

Norris Geyser Basin

The hottest geyser basin in the park and is the location of the world’s largest geyser
Steamboat Geyser.

Gibbon Falls

Going south we pass Gibbon Falls a photogenic 84′ waterfall on the Gibbon River

Fountain Paint Pots & Firehole Lake Drive

Erupting geysers,  beautiful hot springs, fascinating mud pots are all in abundance

Midway Geyser Basin

Home of the worlds largest hot spring “Grand Prismatic”.

Old Faithful Area

World’s largest concentration of geysers and thermal features including the famous Old
Faithful Geyser.

Craig Pass

We’ll visit Kepler Cascades,  travel over the continental divide at  8262′ Craig Pass and
get a view of the remote Shoshone Lake

West Thumb

A unique and picturesque lakeside thermal area, home to the famous fishing cone.

Yellowstone Lake

We’ll travel along the entire western side of Yellowstone Lake searching for wildlife along
the way.