Jackson Tours
Private All-Day Tour of Yellowstone National Park
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Private All-Day Tour of Yellowstone National Park

By Obsidian Expeditions
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 12–13 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast burrito (meat or veggie), croissant, or muffin.
  • Your choice of salad or a sanwhich made your way.
  • Use of binoculars
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary snacks
What's not included
  • Guide gratuity (15% recommended, though optional)
  • National Park Pass


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Jackson Home Ranch Welcome Center, 210 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
  • Option 2
    West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center, 30 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, USA
  • Option 3
    Gardiner Market, 701 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
  • Option 4
    Canyon Village - General Store, Grand Loop Rd #2, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128842P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128842P2

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      • 1
        This all-day tour lets you see the major wildlife, scenic landscapes, and cultural attractions of Yellowstone National Park - call to discuss tour customizations (i.e., Lower Loop, Upper Loop, or The Grand Loop Tour). The tour features a series of short scenic hikes along the shores of Lake Yellowstone, the West Thumb Geyser Basin, the Mud Volcano, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, and the Old Faithful Geyser. Your guide will discuss how ancient tribes of Native Americans, mountain men, pioneers, and artists, influenced the establishment of the World First National Park. You will also learn how ancient oceans, earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, and glaciers have sculpted the ecosystem. Wildlife may include black bears, grizzly bears, bison, coyotes, eagles, elk, moose, osprey, ravens, redtail foxes, pronghorn, and wolves.
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      • Obsidian Expeditions
        73
        Jackson, United States
        Joined in March 2019
      • janisw816
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        For the BEST experience that you can have, book with Obsidian!
        Do not book with anyone else! We could not have had a better experience! Staci knew everything about the park and shared several personal experiences to make it more enjoyable. He knew all the best spots, what to do and what not to do, and showed us places we would have never seen on our own. When I return, I will definitely book again with Obsidian.
        Written 19 May 2024
      • sheradynd2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful winter wonder land
        Had the BEST day! Stacy was such a knowledgeable tour guide - we saw so much, and he was funny, helpful and engaging. The Tetons were incredible and I loved seeing the wildlife. Comfortable car, great service - highly recommend any tours with this company!
        Written 18 February 2024
      • 659maricelc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Better than we expected!
        We absolutely loved Stace! He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and funny! We had an amazing time. We highly recommend Obsidian! And ask for Stace as your guide!
        Written 11 February 2024
      • 95mackenziem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Teton tour with the BEST company in WY
        This tour was not only full of the best views I’ve ever seen, Stacy was overflowing with history and fun facts about every inch of WY. From start to finish we enjoyed every minute - and wish we could do it all over again. The vans are pristine clean, the food they provide from the little deli is incredible - we actually went back the next day and got more salads/ sandwhiches from them. I went with my fiancé and 9 month old son. We got the whole van to ourselves and it was very convenient and Stacy was SO accommodating to us and our little one. We saw so much wild life and got sooo many amazing pictures that will last a lifetime. Stacys passion for WY shows in how much he cares that his passengers having the absolute best time. Seriously cannot say enough good things about this tour- it’s a once in a lifetime experience with the best crew around.
        Written 10 January 2024
      • joandjohnb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great full day of fabulous places
        We had a great day on our tour . Jordan our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and we covered every thing we had hoped for . old faithful was a highlight and he took great care to ensure we did not miss the eruption despite traffic issues . He was also very helpful in dropping us off in suitable areas as my husband could not walk as far as usual, and this meant he missed very little. Whilst a long day it flew by and we arrive back at our hotel with lots of recommendations for the future. Thankyou Jordan.
        Written 19 September 2023
      • Larry S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding tours of Yellowstone and Tetons.
        Outstanding tours of Yellowstone and Tetons. Stacy is very thorough, very personable and very knowledgeable. Our group was adults and pre-teens, and he was able to communicate successfully with the entire group. Excellent tours with a great breadth of knowledge and interesting stories. Highly recommend.
        Written 12 September 2023
      • SallyJ1051
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full Day Tour of Yellowstone from Jackson Hole
        awesome tour of Yellowstone! Our tour guide, Ted Jackson, was so knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much and were able to visit the best overlooks and most interesting sites. This was an all day tour and we covered a lot of ground. If you want to see the most interesting areas of Yellowstone I highly recommend this tour! Ask for Ted - he is great!
        Written 20 August 2023
      • vingle64
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Grand Teton Excursion was definitely a great tour.
        We had a great time during our tour with Ted. He was very informative and had a lot of knowledge about the Grand Tetons. . The breakfast sandwiches and lunch was delicious. I would definitely recommend this excursion.
        Written 22 May 2023
      • BET4US
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Tour
        We had a fabulous tour with our guide Ted Jackson. The scenery and animals were amazing and breathtaking. He was very accommodating in stopping to photograph every animal we spotted and every view we wanted to capture. His scope for the camera was excellent and provided us with wonderful photos. We can’t wait to come back and use this great tour company and guide. This was certainly a bucket list vacation!
        Written 24 April 2023
      • BET4US
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour
        Absolutely amazing tour with Ted. We did the Yellowstone and Grand Teton tours with him. He was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. We saw tons of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Would recommend these tours and Ted to everyone. A fabulous experience.
        Written 23 April 2023
      • Phill13520
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jackson Hole Sunrise Tour
        Best guided trip in JH. Our guide (Stacy) was very knowledgeable of the area as well as had an amazing eye for picking out wildlife. I would highly recommend this excursion company.
        Written 5 January 2023
      • Robin S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing! Must do.
        I cannot give a high enough recommendation. Stacie and his wife are a one stop shop. They are kind and go over and beyond to make your vacation perfect. We did two tours with him and both were amazing. We had a 10 and 14 year old in tow and he kept it fun, kept them interested and was always open to any ideas or requests we had. He is a plethora of knowledge on the parks, the area and he even advised us on where to eat for the foods we were looking for as well as helped connect us with private ski lessons on our last minute trip. This was money well spent and if you are planning a trip for this area reach out to him, he will go above and help you with anything and everything and his tours are amazing!
        Written 12 December 2022
      • A2114ABtims
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        Wonderful trip throughout Teton National Park. Our guide, Stacey, was knowledgeable and attentive. We would definitely use them again when we return in the summer.
        Written 27 November 2022
      • tommyrW7100NF
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend Obsidian Expectations
        Highly recommend Obsidian Expectations. They were so easy to book and communicate with. Stacey was our guide and he was so great. My wife came here for our anniversary and wanted to check out as much as we could. We typically higher private tours and that is exactly what this was. We saw everything the Teton's had to offer. Went to come local spots as well. It felt like a our friend was just showing us around town. Highly recommend using them for any guides while in Wyoming.
        Written 15 November 2022
      • MarcelMartin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic trip!
        We did both Grand Teton and Yellowstone with Obsidian Expeditions.Itai is the best guide we have ever had till today.He will even prepare you(if you want) an excellent turkish coffee at one of your stops.He told us a lot of informations about the places we visited, about the regeneration of the burnt forests,etc.Long story short we had a fantastic trip in Jackson Hole.Highly recommended!Itai and Obsidian Expeditions.
        Written 25 September 2022
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      Brianna K
      1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021
      Our experience started with angry text messages from Stace telling us he could not pick us up earlier than 7 AM. We said we understood his busy schedule and were ready to meet him at our ranch in the morning. Stace was delayed due to hitting a deer on his drive to our location. He was in a horrible mood and everyone in our group could tell. He said that he did not need to do any more tours this year, and was burnt out. It would have been nice to have been given the option to cancel as the tour was horrible. No one in our group wanted to talk to Stace. He talked about himself and other groups the entire day. Our little one liked getting gifts from him but was so tired from walking around thermal springs that she was not even interested in Old Faithful by the time we got there in the afternoon. Due to walking around the Old Faithful Inn for 30 minutes, we were not able to see Grand Prismatic Springs as our 6 year old and 70 year old were too tired to walk another 25 minutes and then drive another 45 minutes for our drop off.
      Lunch was good from Ernie's.
      We have taken different tours around the world and this was by far the worst tour I have ever taken. I would not recommend this tour or company to anyone.
      Written 1 July 2021
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      Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience with us a few years ago. We appreciate your insights, and we want to address the concerns you raised. First and foremost, I want to extend my sincere apologies for any disruptions you experienced during your tour. Unfortunately, on the day of your visit, I was involved in a high-speed wildlife-vehicle accident while traveling to meet you. If not for being a professionally trained driver, I could have easily rolled my vehicle in a ditch. Rolling a high-roof, 15-passenger vehicle at 70 mph would have been very bad. This, coupled with the shocking news of a dear friend's (self-inflicted) passing, whom I had seen and conversed with the morning before, undoubtedly affected my demeanor and contributed to a less-than-ideal experience for you and your group. I want to assure you that the safety and satisfaction of our guests are our top priorities. In light of this incident, we've implemented new protocols to ensure the safety of both our guests and our team: 1. We no longer allow our guides to drive to meet guests one hour before sunrise or 30 minutes after sunset to reduce the possibility of having a wildlife-vehicle accident in low-light situations. They will, instead, stay at a hotel near the guests the night before. 2. If a guide has an accident or is notified of a life-changing personal tragedy while en route to meet a guest, we will cancel the tour and refund the guest's money. This is to prioritize the safety and well-being of all involved. 3. We utilize satellite communication devices to have real-time knowledge when Old Faithful erupts, ensuring optimal timing for our visits and enhancing your overall experience. 4. Our team (myself included) was overworked due to record numbers of early-season visitors to the region and guest bookings in the waning phase of the COVID pandemic, exacerbated by being severely understaffed like many small businesses in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We actively address seasonal staffing issues with contract staff to ensure a better guest and staff experience. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or discomfort caused by the events of that day. Losing a friend is never easy, and I understand how my demeanor may have affected your experience. It was a challenging time, and I regret that our guests did not receive the care and attention they deserve. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve from it. Wishing you all the best in your future travels and endeavors. Warm regards, Stacy C. Noland (He/Him) Managing Partner & Tour Director
      Written 13 February 2024
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      Larry S
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Family
      There are average tour guides and then there are the ones you will remember forever, Stace is one we will remember forever. Stace is deeply knowledgeable and was able to explain facts at a level the children could understand and go in depth for the adults as well. He explained the history of the park, geological anomalies, the history of the Native Americans in the area. We covered the lower loop of the park in 11 hours. stopping for short hikes and tours of the historical buildings. Stace was adept to cater the tour for the children, ages 8 and 12, keeping them engaged for the entire day. I would highly recommend Stace, and Obsidian Expeditions. We are looking forward to exploring the rest of the park with him and Obsidian Expeditions.
      Written 25 May 2024
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      Karen I
      Mocksville, NC114 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Family
      We had an amazing day! Our drive through Teton early morning set is up for an amazing day in Yellowstone. Our guide Ted was on time, fully prepared and EXTREMELY professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! He is also an excellent photographer! We saw the sites, heard the stories, and saw bison, elk, and a grizzly mama with her two cubs! This was well worth the price. We were so tired at the end of the day that having a driver to get us back to our hotel was priceless!
      We recommend!!!!
      Written 3 July 2023
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      Thank you for the glowing review, Karen! We're so glad were able to view abundant wildlife on your tour and it's our pleasure to do the driving. We hope you can visit the region again someday! Safe travels - Lisa
      Written 18 July 2023
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      Sandra C
      The Villages, FL16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      This activity is totally worth the cost for a private tours. Our guide was Ted and he was awesome. Really knowledgeable on the Tetons and Yellowstone. He knew the roads and made sure we had restroom breaks, coffee and were conformable the entire day. His concern for safety at all times was comforting and also kept our tourist safe on our stops. We highly recommend this trip.
      Written 22 May 2022
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      Thank you, Sandra. We're so glad you had a great day in Yellowstone National Park! Guest safety and comfort are high priorities - happy to hear that Ted delivered! - Lisa
      Written 24 May 2022
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      KCRidihalgh
      Seattle, WA91 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      OE fit us in last-minute when the Park was affected by flooding, but still everything was wonderful. They had a great, comfortable van that worked well for our family of four and our dog. Breakfast, lunch and snacks were provided, as well as lots of stops for additional refreshment and restroom breaks. Our guide, Ted, was a geologist and knew so many interesting facts about the whole region.

      We saw elk, bison with babies, and a grizz! Ted had binoculars for everyone and a a high-powered spotter so we could see everything.
      Written 25 June 2022
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      We're so glad the timing worked out for this tour and Ted enjoyed introducing your family to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Come back anytime! - Lisa
      Written 25 June 2022
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      sgoodrumx3
      18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Family
      Mr. Stacey was thorough, knowledgeable, and provided an experience of a lifetime for all. This is a must do tour. He took us to each site in West Yellowstone listed, walked all the way with us, took photos for us and of us. You will not regret spending the money and hitting the highlights! He gives lots of insider tips as well and worked around weather conditions!
      Written 22 September 2023
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      Hi Stephanie, Thank you so much for your kind words about Mr. Stacey! We're thrilled to hear that he made your tour a memorable experience. It's great to know that his thoroughness, knowledge, and insider tips contributed to a must-do tour. We appreciate your recommendation and are delighted you enjoyed hitting the highlights with us. If you ever decide to explore more, we'd be honored to have you join us again. Best regards, Team Obsidian
      Written 26 November 2023
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      rjfinch27
      River Vale, NJ19 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021 • Family
      What a day!! First off, dealing with Stacy beforehand was great. He is very personable and we got to meet him on a couple of our stops. He is a great guy! Our tour guide was Ted. I don’t think my family will ever forget Ted. He answered every question with enthusiasm and took us everywhere we wanted. We hit everything that we wanted to hit and then some. We loved how Ted would give us the temperature of the geysers and hot springs. My youngest said “I’m going to miss Ted” as he dropped us off. My middle one talked about Ted for the rest of our trip and my oldest peppered him with scientific questions which he easily answered. Thank you to Obsidian Tours, Stacy and Ted for an absolutely amazing and memorable day. Oh and thanks for all of the fabulous family photos. Ted - we LOVE them!!!!
      Written 9 July 2021
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      Thank you for sharing your experience about your day in Yellowstone with Ted - this is what we aim for! It warms my heart to hear that your kids had such a memorable time. - Lisa
      Written 9 August 2021
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      acks4
      Roslyn, New York7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      My husband and I did a private, full day Yellowstone tour. What a day! Our tour guide Ted was amazing, and took care of every detail to make our day perfect. While we are sure he has done this tour many, many times, he was tireless and excited to see and teach us about the sights of the lower loop. Each was more beautiful than the next, not to mention the Bison, Moose and other wildlife we stopped to see along the way. We had booked the tour with Stacy, Managing Partner and Tour Director, and were lucky enough to meet up with him in the park. What a wonderful person he is! We highly recommend Obsidian Expeditions - it won't disappoint.
      Written 30 July 2023
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      Thank you for your kind review. Ted enjoys sharing his knowledge of the park with every guest he takes out. We're glad to hear you had a great day! - Lisa
      Written 7 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jane G
      38 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our family of 5 had a great day touring Yellowstone NP via the Tetons with Steve. It was a 12 hour day but jam packed full of exciting things. The weather was chilly, then warm, then it snowed, sleeted, and sunny. We drove the lower loop and saw every wildlife in the park due to Steve’s keen eye. We also were able to take a ton of pictures because he was so willing to stop whenever we saw an opportunity. Thanks for a memorable trip Obsidian Adventures.
      Written 26 May 2022
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      Wonderful! That weather combo gets you a bingo! We are happy to hear you had a great day in Yellowstone with Steven and that you were able to capture so many photos. - cheers, Lisa
      Written 26 May 2022
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      allysonh425
      Calvia2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our Yellowstone tour was everything we imagined and more. Our guide, Ted, was extremely professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He could answer all of our random questions with ease! He also catered to our gluten free needs, making us all feel more comfortable. Highly recommend!
      Written 3 August 2022
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      Thank you for letting us know how your tour went with Ted. Safe travels! - Lisa
      Written 5 August 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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