Summer Safaris

A Grizzly Bear Grazes On A Meadow Of Grasses In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Our Yellowstone National Park Safaris are offered year-round.  The fabulous summer season runs from mid-May to late October.  For general sightseeing, including volcanic features and wildlife tours featuring bears, we recommend planning your arrival for the summer months.  The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are enjoyable for fewer crowds, wonderful wildlife behavior and fantastic Rocky Mountain weather.

Your exact route and itinerary will be determined by your interests, current wildlife sightings, and current weather and road conditions.  Our guides are all highly experienced, with thousands of hours in the field, and will expertly tailor your safari to you and your group.

During the summer months, the high elevations of Yellowstone National Park create cool nights and warm days.  Average highs range from 52°F (11.1°C) in May to 71.6°F (22°C) in July, the warmest month.  Lows can range from 23.7°F (-4.6°C) to 41.5°F (5.3°C).  Even in the warmest months, drastic temperature swings might be experienced in a single day.

As the snows dissipate, some wildlife will move into the areas of high elevation while other wildlife will remain in the valleys.  Many species migrate to lower elevations during the winter months, so the return of elk and pronghorn to the area is a sure sign that summer is on its way.

Since 1991, Yellowstone Safari Company has been the most diverse eco-tour adventure company in the region, offering private, personalized wildlife safaris and tours to Yellowstone National Park.  Our professional naturalist guides will provide their guidance and expertise to facilitate nature-based experiences that provide enjoyment and appreciation for the natural world.  Conservation education is at the heart of what we do and we look forward to the continued privilege of guiding you through our world.

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