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Yellowstone Petrified Tree Tours and Tickets

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While it’s hard to believe from looking at Yellowstone’s eruptive landscape today, there was once a time when this corner of Wyoming was covered in towering trees. Much like the Redwoods of California, these trees were prolific and crawled across hillsides and thrust their way towards the sky, with many species of tropical plants like cinnamon growing nearby. That all changed about 55 million years ago, when explosive eruptions of Yellowstone’s volcanoes forever altered the landscape. Trees were uprooted and caught in debris fields, slipping and sliding in the mud, before finally settling in upright positions like toothpicks standing on end. While many of those trees would eventually die, a few that were fossilized and petrified like stone are still in the park today—the most famous being the Yellowstone Petrified Tree just west of Tower Junction. Located within a protective fence (to keep souvenir looters at bay), the Petrified Tree is a window back to Yellowstone’s tropical past, when the peaks of the mountains we see today were once at the valley floor.

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2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration

2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration

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Discover the wildlife, geysers, and history of Yellowstone National Park on a 2-day tour that includes overnight accommodation at a hot springs resort, subject to availability. Two day gives you ample time to explore both the Upper and Lower Loop of Yellowstone, meaning you can explore at a more relaxed pace than traditional full-day tours. Watch the Old Faithful Geyser in action; go on short hikes, and look for animals like bison, bear, and wolves. Includes one night of accommodation, lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Jackson, Wyoming.
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  • 2 days
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Private Yellowstone Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

Private Yellowstone Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

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If you're hoping to see wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, increase your chances of spotting magnificent animals like wolves, elk, pronghorn sheep, birds of prey, and even bears on this private wildlife tour. It can be daunting to navigate the massive park on your own, but your dedicated driver and guide knows all the best habitats to increase your chances of wildlife sightings on this full-day tour.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Full-Day Private Safari of Yellowstone
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Full-Day Private Safari of Yellowstone

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Make the most out of your time in Wyoming and embark on a private safari through Yellowstone’s Upper Loop. Sit back and relax as your driver takes you on a wildlife tour through the Hayden, Gibbon, and Lamar valleys. Keep your eyes peeled for bison, elk, and coyotes with chances of seeing bears, moose, and wolves. This tour is also customizable so it can accommodate your group’s interests.
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  • 12 hours
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