As we enter the east gate of Yellowstone National Park we”ll climb steadily and travel through Sylvan Pass at an elevation of 8530 feet. This is an alpine environment surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks of the rugged Absaroka Mountains.
Lake Butte Overlook
A fabulous view of Lake Yellowstone from an elevation of 8248′ feet nearly 700 feet above the lake. We often find dusky grouse in this spot and occasionally grizzly bears.
A beautiful valley where Pelican Creek flows into Lake Yellowstone. This area is known for tit’s wildlife We’ll often see elk, grizzly bears and abundant waterfowl.
A great place to watch the cutthroat trout in the clear waters of the Yellowstone River. We often see white pelicans, osprey, waterfowl, river otters and other wildlife at this location.
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 feet deep. We can also see wildlife in the area including nesting osprey.
We’ll drive over Dunraven pass at an elevation of 8,859 feet. This alpine environment can be ablaze in wildflower blooms during the summer. This is also an excellent area to see wildlife such as mule deer, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves and even bison.
A rugged waterfall on Tower Creek.
Mammoth Hot Springs
World’s largest hot spring complex.
Swan Lake Flats
Prime area for viewing grizzly bears and other wildlife including trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, elk, coyote and more.