3 recommended wildlife locations.The species listed below are just a selection of those you may see.
The Teton Range dominate the park’s skyline, rising to over 4,000 metres and the plains are dusted with wildflowers. Forests carpet the mountainsides, meadows are painted vivid colours and streams cascade down rocky canyons to crystalline lakes, while the Snake River winds its way across this amazing scene.
Ideal for viewing: American black bear, Elk, Grey wolf, Lynx
Excellent for: Bear watching, Birdwatching
The Lamar Valley is located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, and is one of the best places to view wolves, where several packs live. These isolated rolling grasslands become a blanket of long grass meadows during the summer months, but are virtually inaccessible during winter.
Ideal for viewing: Elk, Grey wolf, Canada goose, Bighorn sheep
Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Wolf watching, Birdwatching
Yellowstone National Park is dominated by its forest covered mountains and, because of its location on the North American plate, also experiences volcanic activity in the form of geysers, of which Old Faithful is the most famous. This relatively unique geography has attracted over 60 different animal species.
Ideal for viewing: American black bear, Brown bear, Elk, Grey wolf, Puma
Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Bear watching, Wolf watching, Birdwatching
Amidst stunning winter scenery, with hot springs and geysers, enjoy thrilling encounters with elk, big horn sheep and possibly wolves. Led by prize-winning photographer Nick Garbutt, this small group trip will reward you with images of frost-covered bison herds, coyotes and superb frozen waterfalls.
Trip type: Group tour
Duration exc. international flights: 15 days
Enjoy an unforgettable winter safari that tracks and observes wolves and other wildlife in the white and silent splendours of some of North America's greatest National Parks. Lamar Valley is undoubtedly one of the best places in the USA to see the elusive wolf in its natural habitat.
Trip type: Group tour
Duration exc. international flights: 7 days
When to go
Visit from May to September, for long days and welcoming weather. Late May and June are warm with bright, sunny skies; summer and fall tend to be wetter. November to March bring cold temperatures, heavy snow and beautiful winter scenery to the national parks.
Nov to Mar: A full-on experience - extremely cold with stunning winter scenery
Apr to May: Also known as ‘break-up’, this is a short and sweet season when things happen fast
Jun to Aug: The season of plenty, with burgeoning wildlife
Sep to Oct: The transition to winter happens quickly
Dec to Feb: Winter wolves in Yellowstone
2 recommended places to stay.
This pleasant hotel is ideally located on the Hawaiian-style Shelter Island, just four kilometres from the international airport and surrounded by the deep waters of San Diego Bay.
The Yurt Camp is located in a small meadow surrounded by a pine forest, less than one kilometre from the Grand Canyon and Falls of the Yellowstone River.