Thermal features are the theme of the day on our Yellowstone Old Faithful Tour. Hot springs, fumaroles, paint pots, and of course Old Faithful Geyser are waiting to be discovered! We will visit the best Yellowstone has to offer including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, and many more!
||Any size group||$200 per adult|
|$175 children 13 yrs and younger|
Dates of operation: open until Nov 3rd,2013 and open again on May 9th 2014 to Nov. 1st, 2014.
We are happy to pick you up from your place of lodging anywhere in Jackson or Teton Village. We will make arrangements to meet lodgers staying in outlying areas at a convenient location.
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.
Proceeding towards Upper Geyser basin we will view such features as the Lewis River Canyon, Lewis Falls, Yellowstone Lake, the Continental Divide, and down into the Caldera of Yellowstone itself, with our first major stop being the Old Faithful Area.
Over a quarter of the world’s thermal features reside in these two square miles guaranteeing unsurpassed thermal feature viewing. 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 witnesss, including: Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, Grand, Daisy,and such.
In additon 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. I really enjoy 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.
By 1:00 we generally 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. A really great picnic stop.
Afte lunch we will retrace our route to the south and return to Jackson the way we came, usually returning between 3 and 4pm, making this a very popular tour with young families and those with early evening plans.