The guided tours of Yellowstone National Park are one of the best ways to gain a new appreciation for the unspoiled beauty of the American West. Below you will find a comprehensive guide to the tours at Yellowstone, but while you are in the area, remember to enjoy everything else that Cody, WY, offers! For information on parks, recreation, and outdoor activities, simply download our free Cody/Yellowstone Country Vacation Guide!
What You Need to Know About Yellowstone National Park Tours
The Perks of Taking a Guided Tour
Although guided tours aren’t required when you make a trip to Yellowstone National Park, there are so many reasons why you should take one! Whether it is your first or your hundredth visit, tours are one of the best ways to learn something new.
The unspoiled beauty, breathtaking wildlife, and incredible geysers inspire all who visit; these sites will stir your heart and imagination. With the aid of a tour guide, you will never need to worry about missing out on another wildlife viewing opportunity again. Read on to discover one of our favorite tours to take when it comes to exploring the park.
The Cody Shuttle
Bus tours are one of the greatest Yellowstone traditions! Luckily, when you stay on Monster Lake Ranch, you will find that The Cody Shuttle is only 30 minutes away. Tours with the Cody Shuttle typically depart at 7:30 a.m., as much of the wildlife at Yellowstone tends to be more active in early hours.
The full day tours on the Cody Shuttle will guide you through Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas, starting in Cody. Tours are approximately 10 to 11 hours long. In addition, the Cody Shuttle offers discounts for seniors and children under the age of 12. For more information on guided tours, check out the Cody Shuttle website.
Tips for Your Trip
- Before your excursion to Yellowstone, prepare for the weather! No matter the season, it is highly recommended that you wear layers to adjust to varying temperatures. This is the best way to remain comfortable throughout the day!
- Bring your camera! Your tour guide will very likely point out things about the park that you wouldn’t see on your own. In addition, without the hassle of driving, you will have countless photo opportunities to capture and bring home with you.
- Between lodging, park tickets, and tours, the cost of your trip can quickly add up. Take advantage of our Spirit of the West Package to save money on Yellowstone National Park tours, lodging, ranch activities, and more.
The Best Place to Stay in Cody, WY
Yellowstone National Park’s East entrance is only 50 miles away from Monster Lake Ranch! Located in the heart of Buffalo Bill Cody Country, our ranch is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of what the American West offers. All of our guests enjoy access to a wide variety of onsite activities including horseback riding, shooting sports, fly-fishing, and upland bird hunting.
In addition, you will enjoy all of the modern amenities and conveniences of a small bed and breakfast. Complimentary breakfast, an onsite steakhouse, and sweeping views of the Absaroka Range are just a few things that our guests love about lodging at Monster Lake Ranch. If you are ready to plan your next Wild West getaway, check our availability and book your stay! We can’t wait to hear about your adventures at Yellowstone National Park.
Now that you know all about the tours at Yellowstone National Park, read our blog on Yellowstone’s year-round weather and activities!