Photography

Photography

As an official National Park CUA photo permit holder, SeeYellowstone is able to offer you the best opportunities to capture all the natural beauty the Park has to offer. Our experienced guides know just where to stop to get the best shots. For the more serious photographers, private tours offer the best option to get that award winning shot. The advantage of a private tour is that you have the flexibility to set your own schedule and departure times.

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Horseback Rides

HORSEBACK TRAILS FROM PARADE GUEST RANCH

Visit mountain lakes and watch for wildlife that frequent the area. Each of our rides are accompanied by our personable, experienced wranglers. First time or a seasoned rider? You’ll fit right in. Horseback riding lessons are available, and for the younger cowboys & cowgirls (7 and under), we offer wrangler-led corral and pasture rides.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE RANCH 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TIME.

Horse rides are available Monday through Saturday. Our horses rest on Sunday.

GALLATIN FOOTHILLS…………………………………………..1-Hour Ride…….$55
Depart: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, or 1:30 PM

MOUNTAIN LAKE………………………………………………….. 2-Hour Ride…….$85
Depart: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM

MORNING UPPER LAKES………………………………………. 4-Hour Ride…….$105
Enjoy lunch back at the ranch with the Wranglers – Add $10
Departs: 8:00 AM

MID-DAY UPPER LAKES………………………………………. 4.5-Hour Ride…….$125
Includes lunch on the trail
Departs: 10:00 AM

MONTANA EVENING RIDE………………………………………1.5-Hour Ride…….$69
Departs: 7:00 PM

EXTENDED ADVENTURE RIDES
For those who want to enjoy a longer, more adventurous ride, please call for more information.

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION- 800.753.5934 -or- 406.646.7217

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Outdoor Cookouts

WESTERN OUTDOOR COOKOUTS AT PARADE REST GUEST RANCH

The Parade Rest Guest Ranch host twice weekly outdoor mountain cookouts. These western cookouts include a wagon or Horseback ride up to the cookout site which overlooks Hebgen Lake, entertainment, and a dinner of steak or chicken with all the fixings that will leave you filled to the brim.

FOR GUESTS RIDING THE SURREY TO THE COOOUT, PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE RANCH AT 5.15PM. THOSE TAKING THE 1 HR HORSEBACK RIDE, PLEASE ARRIVE AT 4:445PM

ADULTS (Ages 11 and Older)………………………………………………………..$59.00
Meal includes your choice of steak or chicken with all the fixings.

CHILDREN (Ages 5 – 10)………………………………………………………………..$25.00
Meal includes your choice of hamburger or hot dog with all the fixings.

CHILDREN (Ages 5 and Under)……………………………………………………….FREE
Meal includes your choice of hamburger or hot dog with all the fixings.

Add a 1 hour horseback ride to the cookout for just $40

*All meals include sides, drinks, and dessert.

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:- 800.753.5934 -or- 406.646.7217

VanTours

Tours

We will pick you up for your tours from any lodging property in West Yellowstone.

We have a versatile range of vans and local knowledgeable guides to maximize your enjoyment of Yellowstone.

All our summer van tours include a picnic in the park and our winter snowcoaches turn your trip into something uniquely special. We offer daily Spring, Summer and Fall tours around the lower loop, morning & evening wildlife tours of Yellowstone’s upper Loop as well as tours through Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park.

During winter we take you to the winter wonderlands of Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, or call today to plan a personalized private winter tour.

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Short Drives

HEBGEN LAKE & EARTHQUAKE LAKE

Hebgen Lake, site of the 1959 Earthquake features many great Hikes, as well as the earthquake visitor’s center. Take route 191 out of town (towards Bozeman). After approx 8 miles, turn left onto Rt 287. There are several landmarks and information posts about the earthquake along Rt 287.

VIRGINIA CITY MONTANA

Virginia City is a remarkably well preserved old west Victorian gold mining town just an hour and a half west of Yellowstone National Park. When the gold ran out, there was still enough left so that homes and businesses were occupied, but there was not enough wealth to remodel the buildings. So it froze, and now represents the whole Victorian era. It is the true and original Old West.

BIG SPRINGS & ISLAND PARK IDAHO

Head down Route 20 out of Town into Idaho and visit Big Springs five miles east of Mack’s Inn on Highway 20 in Island Park. Feed the trout and Muskrats and be sure to visit Johnny Sack’s Cabin. The cabin can be reached via a short, paved walking path starting in the campground at Big Springs. The cabin’s unique location, construction, and furnishings provide for an interesting visit.

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Reviving Lost Senses of Life

That refers to life, all of the creatures and plants, that are living in such a vast area that is undeveloped, like this National Park.

GOING WILD

Now, why do you think that people from towns and cities across America come to Yellowstone? There are crowds when you do things the normal mainstream way, at one of the Park’s four entrances — but crowds are avoided by those who use certified guides. The main reason, when you dig a little bit into the matter, that people come here is that some natural danger is somehow welcome to the human mind.

When people enter Yellowstone, they will begin to see very ‘picturesque‘ sights. As they venture farther into the wilderness, farther from their cars and the highway system that could lead them home, a more ‘sublime’ feeling will come on.

Sublime in this way means that something is so beautiful it shakes the soul, and scares the senses with its beauty — these sights often require risk over dangerous routes to reach. When we are starved for sublime experiences in life, generally, our overall experience may become too routine, like we are machines rather than human-animals.

People who come to Yellowstone and enter its sublime wilds, as well as countless beautiful settings closer to the edges of the Park, revive their senses and instincts and basic drives. Often the natural appetite is reset, as well as natural sleeping cycles, because this Park speaks to the part in anybody that values ‘creature comforts’, such as a warm meal and firelight before bed.

GOING HOME WITH MORE COMMON SENSE

Although so many of us, especially the youngsters, are in fact well-adapted for contemporary life that is fast-paced, and multi-tasked, after a while almost everybody begins to notice that most of their reflexes have begun to react to the artificial worlds of developed areas. Visiting a National Park is one way people have found to reset their senses, realigning them to the world of Nature, in all its certainty and immediacy.

When this more natural, more instinctual, more present moment-oriented state is experienced again while doing something wild, or when sensing the sublime in the wilderness, it does not hamper people who must return to live in the cities. In fact, they find they can cope better and get more from that world after their rejuvenating visits to the great outdoors.

Museum

Museums

It resides within the former Union Pacific Railroad Depot, on the corner of Canyon Street and Yellowstone Avenue, where it explains why visitors have been coming here for almost 150 years.

For more details, opening times etc, visit their website.

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Bears Den Cinema

The Bears Den Cinema now offers first rate movies broadcast through the latest full digital projection system in both 2D & 3D, with a full sized latest technology silver screen and a 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system that takes your movie going experience to a whole new level.

The theater seats 125 people and the concessions counter has movie-lover’s hot buttered popcorn and other favorite treats. Call (406) 646-7777 or visit yellowstonemovies.com for the current movie and show times.

The Cinema is also available for rental for conferences and lectures during the day. For more details visit www.threebearlodge.com/about/conference-facilities-near-yellowstone/

Bears Dean Cinema is located at 15 Electric Street and is West Yellowstone’s only year round movie theater.