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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Tour - Jackson Hole West Yellowstone


What are Yellowstone Ecosystem and Yellowstone Ecosystem Tours?  Come with us from Jackson Hole and West Yellowstone, to explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  The Yellowstone Ecosystem Tour allows you to explore wildlife, landscapes, and vegetation that remained relatively intact for hundreds of thousands of years!  Our guides will introduce you to the 22 million acres of Yellowstone National Park, and the 310,000 acres of the Grand Teton National Park.  The two parks, the National Forests, and state forests surrounding the National Parks are known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  For a long time, animals interacted with each other and the land they occupied.  Humans came late into the picture, 11,000 years ago.  This is where our tour company steps in to help you understand this interaction between wildlife, plants, the environment, and now humans.  Tours begin from Jackson and Teton Village.


Here is a partial synopsis of the ecosystem:

  • Birds feed on insects.  

  • Squirrels feed on nuts.

  • Otters survive on fish.

  • Swans too feed on fish.

  • Golden Eagles feed on mountain goat kids, lambs, and fish.

  • Bald eagles feed on dead bighorn sheep lambs and fish.

  • Fish depends on rivers, lakes, insects, and underwater grass.

  • Humans with permits, fish in the rivers and hunt.

  • Certain animals such as marmots and goats live in mountains.

  • Geysers and hot springs - habitat for thermophiles. 

  • Bison gather around hot springs for warmth in the winter.

  • Various pine trees, aspen, and willows - provide sanctuary for birds and rodents.

  • Bears feed on other animals as well as nuts and grass. 

  • Bears dig up nuts stored by squirrels for food.

  • Moose depends on sagebrush, willows, and wetland grass.

  • Elk, bison, antelope, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep feed on grass.

  • Wolves feed on elk, bison, and other animals, thus keeping the wildlife population in check.


Yellowstone Wildlife Tours From Teton Village, Jackson, West Yellowstone?

  1. As soon as you leave the hotel you can see elk, moose, and black bears in the Tetons

  2. About 10 miles from West Yellowstone, you can see bison.

  3. Only your family will view wildlife and scenery out of this world, you will soak it all in, and ask as many questions as you wish of the tour guide

  4. Only 14 miles from West Yellowstone there can be bison, elk, and at times, black bears by the Madison and Gibbon Rivers

  5. Picture-taking is usually fantastic by the grass meadows of Madison-Gibbon Rivers.

  6. As you pass the Jackson Hole Airport from Jackson and Teton Village, there are tremendous photo opportunities in the Valley, particularly the peaks of the Tetons.

  7. The grass meadow before Norris Geyser Basin is also known for bison herds.

  8. Your tour trips will take you to Hayden Valley where you will see more bison, elk, swans, eagles, and sometimes wolves.

  9. You have incredible scenic views of Mount Haynes from West Yellowstone.  

  10. The entire expedition is made up of mind-blowing beauty, too hard to put into words!

  11. You will be guided by expert wildlife and nature guides who will break down the ecosystem history of the Parks.

  12. Our tour guides will take you to hidden scenic routes that you may not know exist

  13. Tours from West Yellowstone are shorter

  14. Jackson Hole Tours are longer, but your partial Teton Park tours are free

  15. Our Yellowstone expeditions ensure that you see iconic wildlife and at times smaller ones as well

  16. We endeavor to sustain Greater Yellowstone through education, for future generations to enjoy it as well


Yellowstone Ecosystem Tours From Jackson Hole
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