Day trip

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides
Day trip

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

From US$ 292 per person

See Yellowstone's hot spots by van with a naturalist guide. Visit Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in West Yellowstone. Guests staying outside of West Yellowstone should choose the West Yellowstone Visitor Education Center for their pickup location. The guide will be driving a white Ford Transit high roof van with a Yellowstone Hiking Guides logo. Please be ready for pickup starting from the starting time of the activity.


  • Immerse yourself in Yellowstone's outstanding natural beauty
  • See the Old Faithful geyser
  • Experience the area's nature through the van's large windows
  • Discover the Madison River and the Hayden Valley
  • Encounter the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring and Yellowstone's Lower Falls
Full description

Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van with large windows. Learn all about the area's history and nature as you go.

Get picked up at 7:00 AM at your lobby and head out alongside the Madison River. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Hike for just over a mile to the overlook at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Marvel at Yellowstone's most photographed hot spring. Next, head for the Historic Old Faithful Inn. See the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and explore the historic building. After the eruption, settle down in a nice picnic spot for lunch.

Then, stop to view wildlife in the Hayden Valley along the Yellowstone River. Move onto the final stop at Artist Point to view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone's Lower Falls. Watch the waterfall plunging over 300 feet in a canyon of bright reds and yellows.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in West Yellowstone
  • Morning snack and hot drink
  • Brown bag picnic lunch with cold drinks
  • Binoculars and a group spotting scope
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Touring van with AC and large windows
  • Park entrance fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • The tour includes optional walks at a high elevation
  • The hike includes some uphill and downhill sections
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

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October 9, 2022

Everything was great! Not too much walking, not too much riding. Opportunity to roam around the Old Faithful area and visit the gift shop. Lunch was very relaxing in a quiet remote area.

October 9, 2022

Alex was so fun and a wealth of information. She really made the trip fun!

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 410964