Daily PRIVATE Wildlife Tours into Lamar Valley, Yellowstone

Book Winter and Summer Tours! Pay as little as 25% deposit!

Photo Credits: @Hunter_graham_photo, Henry Finkbeiner


Known as America's Serengeti, Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park is famous for its animals. From the bison herds, which at times can span for more than a mile and number more than a thousand animals, to the wolf packs that can be seen many days of the year, Lamar Valley can keep wildlife viewers occupied most days.

Grizzly, Black Bears, Pronghorn, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Osprey, and Bald Eagles are just some of the wildlife that calls this part of the world home. We offer several tours into Lamar Valley and Slough Creek within Yellowstone National Park from Silver Gate, Montana.

Silver Gate Guides currently offer Private Half-Day (Sunrise ans Sunset) and Private Full-Day Tours. 

We meet at Silver Gate General Store unless pickup is arranged at Roosevelt-Tower Junction. If you are staying in Gardner, MT or Canyon Village in the park then we highly recommend meeting at Roosevelt-Tower Juntion instead of Silver Gate,MT. 

Food and drink are provided on all our tours. 

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Wolf watching in Lamar Valley

Road Conditions

The road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the northeast entrance is the only park road open to regular traffic year-round, weather permitting (closes in winter east of Cooke City, MT). All other park roads are closed to wheeled vehicles (cars, vans, motorcycles, etc.), and open to limited snowmobile and snowcoach travel from mid-December to mid-March. Before coming to the park, be sure to check the following:

  • Park roads: the current road status and seasonal road opening/closing dates.
  • Road improvement projects: active and planned construction projects that may cause delays and closures.
  • Webcams: a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances to the park.


Meet Our Guides


Hunter Graham

Certified Interpretive Guide, wildlife tracker, and photographer
Hunter is a native of Silver Gate and Red Lodge and grew up exploring the park on horseback. Over the years Hunter has developed a vast knowledge of Yellowstone, the ecosystem and perfected his spotting skills. Hunter also has a degree in photography from Montana State University.

Kate Jewett

Certified Interpretive Guide
Kate is a Michigander who calls Yellowstone her second home. She has now been living her summers in the Yellowstone area for three years. As an avid hiker, Kate has hiked over 250 miles in the park. She has a goal to hike in every National Park. In the past year, Kate has been to 19 out of the 63! As a fun fact enthusiast, Kate loves to share knowledge and experiences with anyone who respects and appreciates the wildlife we share in Yellowstone National Park. If Kate could be any animal she would be a grizzly bear, she'd live in the mountains, taking naps in the sun, and eat all the huckleberries!

Reed Youngbar

Certified Guide
Reed, is a co-owner of Beartooth Powder Guides. He worked as a Ski Patroller for Mammoth Mountain, developing a strong appreciation for mitigating and managing avalanche terrain. He studied forestry in college and made his living in the trades to support his passion for splitboarding and surfing during the winters. After years of ski bumming in the Cascade, Sierra and Beartooth Mountains he began to pursue a career in guiding and avalanche education to share his love of the mountains with others.knowledge and experiences with anyone who respects and appreciates the wildlife we share in Yellowstone National Park.