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Bear and Wolf Watching Tour

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration: 8 hours

Users Ages: Ages 5+

Info Further information: Private & customizable

Summer 2023 Rates
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Wildlife & Bear Watching in Yellowstone with a Private Guide


  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s iconic wildlife
  • Your own local wildlife guide
  • Private and fully customizable tours 
  • Small, single-party groups
  • Away from the crowds and into the wild
  • Vast wide open spaces and clean mountain air
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style 
  • Optics for EVERYONE 
  • Safe, fun and educational

Yellowstone is the BEST place on the planet to see wild wolves, and wolves are our specialty! Our bear watching and wildlife watching tours are phenomenal!! Yellowstone National Park is world-famous for its abundance of iconic wildlife and historic conservation efforts to restore wolves, grizzly bears and bison. Our highly experienced naturalist guides and top-of-the-line equipment produce the highest quality grizzly tours and wilderness excursions.. Deep personal knowledge of Yellowstone’s wolves, bears, bison and other treasures fuel our teachings, which appeal to all ages. We specialize in crafting personalized educational experiences with Yellowstone’s iconic wildlife, natural history and ecology around your interests and expectations. Our tours consistently prove to be meaningful and memorable to our guests.

Our guides track the movements and behavior of Yellowstone wildlife almost daily and know the best places to find the animals you hope to see. Your guide will interpret the behaviors you observe and share stories about the individual bears and wolves that we have gotten to know over the years of observing them. Whether you want to spot foraging grizzly bears, witness the social and behavioral dynamics of Yellowstone’s wolf packs, or search to identify the numerous wild animal and bird species in the park, we make your Yellowstone adventure unforgettable.

You will walk through visual examples of how animals live in this beautiful landscape and what their relationships are like with the other animals and plants around them. Exploring a stream bank, you might find bird nests, animal tracks, or even see where a beaver has been working. A short nature walk may lead you to the secret places where different animals choose to live and raise their babies, and you stop to talk about why certain animals might live in one place over another.

For more information please visit our FAQ page!

Looking for something more?
Make This a Combo Tour with a Day Hike!

One popular option is to combine early morning wildlife watching (when animals are most active) with a day hike beginning mid-late morning. Check out the Wildlife Watching & Day Hiking Combo Package for more information!

For families with young kids:  For a later start and a more kid-friendly experience, consider our Family Adventure Tour.

For more information please visit our FAQ page!

Looking for something more?
Make This a Combo Tour with a Day Hike!

One popular option is to combine early morning wildlife watching (when animals are most active) with a day hike beginning mid-late morning. Check out the Wildlife Watching & Day Hiking Combo Package  for more information!

Looking for a completely customized Yellowstone trip? We can plan a trip that is just what you’re looking for. Reach out to us!

Yellowstone Wild Rocks!

Wow! What an adventure! I visited Yellowstone National Park for the first time in early May 2022 and chose Yellowstone Wild as our tour guide to watch wolves in the wild. They did not disappoint. Our guides Travis and Rob went above and beyond the call of duty! They were so knowledgeable and friendly, and I felt as though I had known them forever! If you are looking for a guiding company to show you the beauty and wildness (and wolves) of Yellowstone National Park, I recommend Yellowstone Wild 150%! Thank you so much and I hope to see you again soon!

– Carolyn W., TripAdvisor
Best Day in the Park!

Kristi was our guide and after learning about what we would like to do that day, totally nailed it! She was very knowledgeable about the different wolf packs in the Park, and where to find them. We saw three wolves on the east side of Slough Creek, and were fortunate to see two other adult females and puppies on the west side. Equipment was top-notch- a spotting scope for each person, along with binoculars and she recorded the sightings on her iphone to send to us. Well worth having someone else drive so the guests can look around. Was the high point of our visit to Yellowstone- we could not have seen all the animals we did on our own. Highly recommended!

– Cathleen R., TripAdvisor

Yellowstone Wild was absolutely one of the best experiences we could have hoped for finding and booking via Google. Motor coach was in excellent condition, Kristi our guide was professional, informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We saw wolves, a Grizzly, Black bear, bison and even a badger. The optics were outstanding and she took lots of pics and videos which we can't wait to see. Lunch was fantastic. Don't hesitate to book, worth every penny.

– Brian H., TripAdvisor
Exceptional Experience

Using a friend's recommendation, my husband and I took a grizzly bear/wolf tour with YELLOWSTONE WILD TOURS. Highlights were grizzlies foraging and cubs playing; and observing wolves enjoying their breakfast and frolicking. We stopped and watched a massive herd of bison moving across the grasslands, just like an old Western movie! Our guide, Travis, was very personable and informative. We learned so much about Yellowstone's history, geology and wildlife. The company was very responsive to our many questions. And during these covid times, they followed protocol throughout the whole tour. We highly recommend using Yellowstone Wild for a more in-depth experience of Yellowstone.

– Cruiser199316, TripAdvisor
Unforgettable Yellowstone Wild Experience!

I was lucky to spend 2 days touring with Emil in September. Having visited Yellowstone twice before as a solo Scottish traveller, I wanted a different view than that from the driver seat. The 1st morning leaving the itinerary to Emil, I got to see 5 foraging Grizzlies & an interesting show of 7 Wolves from 2 packs interacting. I also got to see my 1st Pika! The 2nd morning was an unforgettable backcountry trek with the hope of viewing some more wolves. We were not disappointed, after only a few minutes we heard some howling then after a little effort & some patience, a fantastic pack of young wolves treated us to an exclusive show of their energy & playfulness. This is an experience that I'll never forget. Emil is friendly & knowledgeable, full of interesting facts & enthusiasm. The food, transport & equipment were also excellent. I look forward to booking with Yellowstone Wild again in the future.

– Christy S., TripAdvisor
Exceptional Wildlife Tour

Our tour guide Tyrene was right on time. She was absolutely wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She provided us with a wonderful lunch and snacks; plenty to eat. She kept in touch with other guides from her company so that they could assure we would be successful in seeing as many animals as possible. We were especially fortunate to see 13 bears and 4 wolves. We also saw coyote, elk, bison, pronghorns and even a bald eagle. She knew where the right spots were and the right times to be there (even if we did start out at 5:30 in the morning). She also provided binoculars and several spotting scopes and even took videos and pictures and provided those to us without additional charge since she could air drop them to our phone. It was very special to us!

– Thomas H., TripAdvisor
Such a Memorable Day

This was such an amazing day! Ty was a great guide-- she knew so much about the animals and nature in general. It was fascinating to spend the day with her. We heard a wolf rally and saw one come out of its den. We saw bison herds and learned so much about them and their habits. We saw pronghorn also. I would love to come back to Yellowstone in a different season and would definitely go with Yellowstone Wild again.

– Natalie W., TripAdvisor

What an amazing experience! I have been to Yellowstone many, many times. It is one of our favorite parks because of the number of animals we always see. But this trip was over the top. Wolves!! So many. This is just something you will never experience without a guide. Add to that an incredibly knowledgeable guide with a huge depth of just couldn't have been better. They are in constant communication with all the guides and professionals in the area, striving to give you the best experience possible. I don't know how it could have been better. Worth every penny and more.

– Pathfinder456, TripAdvisor