Daily Wildlife Tours into Lamar Valley, YNP

Now Accepting Reservations for Winter 2022 and Summer 2023!

VISIT AMERICA'S SERENGETI

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

Covid-19 Protocol

We follow the National Park Service guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 
Current COVID-19 community level of Yellowstone National Park: LOW
MEDIUM and LOW: masks are optional indoors. Masks are still required for everyone on all forms of public and commercial transportation.

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

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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.
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Cooper Young

Certified Interpretive Guide
Cooper first fell in love with Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2014. In the years that followed, he earned Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Environmental Geoscience from Texas A&M University to match his passion for wildlife and the environment. Over the last seven years, he visited every National Park in the Western US, but Yellowstone continued to draw him back time and time again. After spending countless hours hiking, backpacking, and observing wildlife in Yellowstone's Northern Range, his heart was set on guiding others in this place he loves most. Joining Silver Gate Guides as a Certified Interpretive Guide in 2022, Cooper hopes to enable guests to be inspired and awed by the wildlife and beauty of Yellowstone.
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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!