Guided Nature and Wildlife Tours
WITH D. ROBERT FRANZ

Experience Yellowstone

Upper Loop Full-Day Tour

Destinations & tour stops

Sylvan PasS

As we enter the east gate of Yellowstone National Park we''ll climb steadily and travel through Sylvan Pass at an elevation of 8530 feet.  This is an alpine environment surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks of the rugged Absaroka Mountains.

Lake Butte Overlook

LAKE BUTTE OVERLOOK

A fabulous view of Lake Yellowstone from an elevation of 8248' feet nearly 700 feet  above the lake. We often find dusky grouse in this spot and occasionally grizzly bears.

Pelican Creek

A beautiful valley where Pelican Creek flows into Lake Yellowstone.  This area is known for tit's wildlife  We'll often see elk, grizzly bears and abundant waterfowl.

Fishing Bridge

Fishing Bridge

A great place to watch the cutthroat trout in the clear waters of the Yellowstone River.  We often see white pelicans, osprey, waterfowl, river otters and other wildlife at this location.

Hayden Valley

We'll drive through the beautiful Hayden Valley with wildlife stops when necessary.  This is prime viewing area for grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk and other wildlife

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Numerous viewing areas of both the Upper and Lower Falls. This 20 mile long canyon is over a 1000 feet deep. We can also see wildlife in the area including nesting osprey.

Dunraven Pass

Dunraven

We'll drive over Dunraven pass at an elevation of 8,859 feet. This alpine environment can be ablaze in wildflower blooms during the summer. This is also an excellent area to see wildlife such as mule deer, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves and even bison.

Tower FallS

Tower Falls

A rugged waterfall on Tower Creek.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

World's largest hot spring complex.

Swan Lake Flats

Swan Lake Flats

Prime area for viewing grizzly bears and other wildlife including trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, elk, coyote and more.

Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

Destinations & tour stops

Sylvan PasS

As we enter the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park we'll climb steadily  and travel over Sylvan Pass at an elevation of 8530"   This is an alpine environment surrounded by rugged 10'000  foot peaks of the Absaroka Mountains.

Lake Butte Overlook

LAKE BUTTE OVERLOOK

A fabulous view of Lake Yellowstone from an elevation of 8248' nearly 700' above the lake .  We often find dusky grouse and occasionally grizzly bears at this inspirational location.

Pelican Creek

A serene valley where Pelican Creek flows into Lake Yellowstone.  This area is known for ,it's wildlife  We'll often see elk, grizzly bears and abundant waterfowl and sandhill cranes.

Fishing Bridge

Fishing Bridge

A great place to watch the cutthroat trout in the clear waters of the Yellowstone River from the bridge.  We often see white pelicans, osprey, waterfowl, river otters and other wildlife at this location.

Hayden Valley

We'll drive through the beautiful Hayden Valley with wildlife stops when necessary.  This is prime viewing area for grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk and other wildlife.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Numerous viewing areas of both the Upper and Lower Falls. This 20 mile long canyon is over a 1000" deep.  We can also see wildlife in the area including nesting osprey.

Norris Geyser Basin

The hottest geyser basin in the park and is the location of the world's largest geyser Steamboat Geyser.

Gibbon Falls

Going south we pass Gibbon Falls a photogenic 84' waterfall on the Gibbon River

Fountain Paint Pots & Firehole Lake Drive

Erupting geysers,  beautiful hot springs, fascinating mud pots are all in abundance here.

Midway Geyser Basin

Home of the worlds largest hot spring "Grand Prismatic".

Old Faithful Area

World's largest concentration of geysers and thermal features including the famous Old Faithful Geyser.

Craig Pass

We'll visit Kepler Cascades,  travel over the continental divide at  8262' Craig Pass and get a view of the remote Shoshone Lake

West Thumb

A unique and picturesque lakeside thermal area, home to the famous fishing cone.

Yellowstone Lake

We'll travel along the entire western side of Yellowstone Lake searching for wildlife along the way.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NATURE & WILDLIFE TOURS

By professional instructional tour guides.

Your Tour Guide

D. Robert Franz has been full time professional wildlife photographer and tour guide for over  twenty five years.  Digital Photography Magazine proclaimed him one the top 100 wildlife photographers in the world.  With undergraduate degrees in wildlife management and geology and graduate work in earth science, Robert has an extensive knowledge of the natural world. Their nature and wildlife images have been extensively published (over ten thousand published images including hundreds of front covers) worldwide with images featured in, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife, Sierra Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Defenders Magazine, National Geographic and many others. His photographic prints have hung in the Smithsonian and the United States Congress.  Robert is also an accomplished assignment photographer specializing in nature and environmental issues.  Go HERE to visit Franzfoto and view some of his photographs

Robert has been leading photo tours since 1989 in Yellowstone National Park during all seasons  and now conducts informative nature & wildlife day tours through Experience Yellowstone and photography tours to many locations through Franzfoto.  Robert, his wife Lorri and their Great Dane Shelby live in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in  Cody Wyoming.