Daily Wildlife Tours into Lamar Valley, Yellowstone

Book Winter and Summer Tours! Pay as little as 25% deposit! Summer tours start May 15, 2023

Video Credit @ Hunter Graham


Known as America's Serengeti, Lamar Valley 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, Slough Creek, and Canyon within Yellowstone National Park from Silver Gate, Montana.

Silver Gate Guides currently offer Half-Day and Full-Day Tours. For more information please follow the link below. 

We meet at Silver Gate General Store unless pickup is arranged at Roosevelt-Tower Junction.

Food and drink are provided on all our tours. 

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Wolf watching in Lamar Valley

Private Winter Wildlife Tours

Photo credit: Hunter Graham

Join us for an epic winter wildlife adventure into Yellowstone National Park from Silver Gate, Montana. Less than 1 mile from the Northeast entrance. Gateway to 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!