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Bighorn Canyon: 2-Hour Scenic Boat Tour

1. Bighorn Canyon: 2-Hour Scenic Boat Tour

Upon arriving and checking in at Horseshoe Bend Marina, be immediately welcomed by the stunning red rock formations of the area. Depart promptly at the designated time of 10 AM or 2 PM. Once onboard, travel several miles downriver through America's 3rd largest canyon as you admire the breathtaking views.  Enjoy the beautiful colorations of millions of years of geologic time on cliffs more than 1000 feet high. Get up close and personal with the abundant wildlife including bighorn sheep, the Canyon's namesake. Bring a camera because there will be plenty of perfect moments to take pictures. Discover how this little known area is a national treasure that is home to America's first designated wild horses known at the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustangs that now roam freely within the Park boundaries. The tours are narrated by a professionally licensed Captain who knows the area well. Learn about the diverse and deep history of the prehistoric and Native American peoples that have called this place their home for thousands of years. The canyon walls were once home to Paleo Indians that lived in the caves along the face of the Canyon and these places can only be seen from the boat. Halfway through the tour, the boat turns around and returns at Devil's Canyon almost 16 miles downriver. Upon the return, relax and enjoy a second half of the tour, as it looks completely different upon the return trip. At the end of the 2-hour tour, enjoy some food or refreshments as you sit on the deck of Horseshoe Bend Marina. Take in the views overlooking the water sipping your cold drink at the Rusty Anchor.

From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

2. From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover the natural wonders in Yellowstone on this full-day tour from Cody in an air-conditioned car. See the pristine waters of the largest alpine lake in the world, Yellowstone Lake. Watch Old Faithful, erupt in the Upper Geyser Basin. Enjoy snacks and bottled water on your trip. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cody. Sit back and relax on the drive in a comfortable and spacious vehicle. Pass by the crystal clear waters of Yellowstone Lake as you take the Grand Loop Road between the Fishing Bridge and Grant Village. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears and bald eagles on your way to your first stop at the Fishing Bridge where hundreds of native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout come to spawn. Take a walk on the bridge and breathe in the fresh air. Continue to your next stop at Dragon's Mouth Springs where you can go for a short stroll on the boardwalk to view the hydrothermal Mud Volcano. Head to Hayden Valley to look for herds of bison, elk, moose, packs of gray wolves. Find out why many of America's famous artists came to Yellowstone's Grand Canyon at Artist Point. Gaze out at the stunning canyon that is 20 miles long and a 1000 feet deep. Make your way to the Canyon Visitor Education Center for a shopping and coffee break. Take in the rich scenery as you ride along the Virginia Cascade Drive and see the pristine waters of the slow moving Gibbon River. Have the option to stop here and eat the packed lunch that you brought. Witness the otherworldly features of Norris Geyser Basin in the hottest, most acidic and most dynamic part of Yellowstone. Observe the roaring waters of Firehole Falls and the stunning natural surroundings of Firehole canyon. Make your way to one of the most trafficked spots in Yellowstone, the Grand Prismatic Spring. View the vibrant colors in the worlds largest hot spring. Travel to the largest of the predictable geysers in the world, Old Faithful. Feel the thrill of watching it erupt. Spend 1.5 hours of free time souvenir shopping or getting some food. Get tips on where to go during your free time from your guide. Finish, with a stop at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, the only geyser area located directly on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. Return to your accommodation in Cody.

From Cody: Private Upper Loop Yellowstone Day Tour

3. From Cody: Private Upper Loop Yellowstone Day Tour

Experience the fabulous Upper Loop in Yellowstone National Park at your own pace and itinerary traveling through Lamar Valley, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway near the Beartooth Mountain range, and more. Start your tour from Cody, WY, through the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway straight into the upper northeast portion of Yellowstone. You are given the option to loop back to Cody through Tower Falls or go straight to Mammoth Hot Springs. Immerse into the nature, ecology, geology, and wildlife that comes with Yellowstone. Get back in touch with your wild self and explore this natural wonder.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Wonderful! The scenery was beautiful. We saw mountain sheep, bald eagle, and some pigeons :) The captain was very knowledgeable about the canyon, the history of the area, and told some good stories. It's worth the money.

The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and obviously enjoys his job and meeting people. The 2 hour tour was breathtaking. I plan to recommend it to friends who Might travel in that area.

Beautiful scenery Mark the guide was friendly and knowledgeable,ladies in the marina were nice and helpful.

The view was great and the guide was knowledgeable of the area.

The tour was very beautiful as well as educational.