GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
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YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK DRIVING TOUR APPS
YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS – GYPSY GUIDE
This GyPSy Guide combo driving tour is the best option if you plan to visit both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It also includes bonus commentary on the road that connects the 2 Parks.
America’s first National Park – Yellowstone, continues to awe visitors with amazing geothermal features like geysers, boiling mud, fumaroles and hot springs are abundant throughout the park, as well as spectacular mountains, lakes, canyons and rivers. It is also home to a diverse range of wildlife including grizzly bears, bison, wolves, elk and pronghorn.
All the major attractions are on or near the Grand Loop Drive which circles the Park in a figure 8. Since there are 5 entrances to the Park we have designed the audio guide so you can join the tour anywhere along the Grand Loop, and you can drive in either direction. We recommend a minimum of 2 days to explore the Park, but of course more time is better.
Grand Teton National Park has incredible mountain peaks and glacial lakes that are stunning and a fantastic addition to the sights of Yellowstone. This park also has perhaps even better wildlife spotting opportunities with less visitors vying to get that great photo with you.
The eastern side of the Park shows us one of the most famous pictures taken to promote National Parks and also historical remnants of the pioneering settlers to forge their way west. There are 160+ audio points in Grand Teton. It is possible to tour this Park in just one day if you have limited time.
YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
This combo tour includes both Yellowstone and Grand Teton tour apps into one, so all your self drive sightseeing guiding through the National Parks is covered. This tour is the best value option if you plan to visit both Parks.
We suggest you need at least 3 days for a quick visit to see only the best attractions. 4-6 days is recommended to fully enjoy the drive through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks if you plan on enjoying some of the hikes and visiting some of the less well known but impressive locations.
There’s more than 460 audio points on this tour!
Norris Geyser Basin
Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin
Mud Volcano and Sulphur Cauldron
Jenny Lake Area
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower and Midway Geyser Basin
Snake River Overlook
J P Cunningham Cabin
Lawrence S Rockefeller Preserve
YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK ROUTE MAP
Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS
Where does the tour start?
Starting in Yellowstone.
There are 4 separate entrances to Yellowstone to start this tour. Our tour focuses on the Grand Loop drive and no matter which entrance you use, the first commentary begins approximately 10 minutes before reaching the the junction where you join the Grand Loop.
West Yellowstone. It takes about 25 minutes to drive from the gate that is beside the town before you reach the Grand Loop. Launch the tour once you have driven approximately 10 minutes inside the park. The small sign for Riverside Drive is a good place to launch the tour.
Gardiner. Launch the tour as you drive through town. The first commentary begins as you approach the Roosevelt Arch.
Silver Gate, North East Entrance. Its a long approach to the Grand Loop through the Lamar Valley. Watch for herds of Bison along the way. Launch the tour once you see the Lamar Ranger Station. First commentary will be about 5 minutes ahead.
Cody. This is a long approach to the Loop. Launch the tour when you see the turn off to the Lake Butte Overlook. You will be starting to get great views of Yellowstone Lake. First commentary is about 1.5 miles past the overlook.
Starting in Grand Teton
There are 3 different places where you can enter Grand Teton National Park and each of these is a good place to start the tour – but you can join anywhere along the route.
Jackson, WY Entrance. Launch the tour at the town square (where the antler arches are). You will hear commentary as you approach the Visitor Center and start driving out of the town.
Teton Village Entrance. The tour begins as you pass the entrance to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Village Entrance. Best to launch the tour when you start to see the runs of the ski resort. You will hear the introduction between the resort and the Park Entrance Station at Granite Canyon.
Dubois/Moran Entrance. If you are approaching Grand Teton from the east and the town of Dubois, you will enter the Park area just before the tiny town of Moran. When you start seeing views of the Tetons (you will know), launch the tour.
Is the Combo Tour content the same as the individual tours?
Yes they are. The audio points in the combo tour are the same as the Yellowstone and Grand Teton individual tour. Plus, there is bonus content on the road that connects the 2 Parks, the John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway.
This is the best value choice if you plan to visit both Parks.
How much time do I need?
The absolute minimum amount of time you should allow yourself to do sightseeing in both Parks is 3 days: 2 in Yellowstone, doing the Upper Loop one day, and the Lower Loop on the other day. Grand Teton can be seen in one day.
If you have more time, add an extra day in Yellowstone. Its very worthwhile to allow yourself time in the geyser basin areas to wait for eruptions. Other than Old Faithful, the predicted geysers will often have a 1-2 hour window when the next eruption may occur, so its really helpful to have time to be patient and wait for things to happen. The different geysers gush in different ways, so each one has its own style!
Additional time beyond that gives you time to enjoy some of the short walks and hikes in the Parks. If wildlife viewing is high on your list, not feeling rushed gives you more opportunities.
I've read there is very little cell service in the Park - will that effect the tour?
Absolutely not. Its true that cellular network signal is very limited in the Park. Your GyPSy Guide tour only uses your location while you are driving. This is from the free GPS signal that comes from satellites – it does not come from cell networks. Your location is always available even where there is no cell coverage.
I'm not from the USA - will I need data?
There is no requirement for any data or wifi network connection while you drive. The app only requires the FREE GPS signal to operate. You can leave your Cellular Data function turned off – the tour will still work.
What should I bring?
Its important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Fill up your gas tank and bring some food & drinks.
Water, sunscreen and sturdy shoes if hiking. Binoculars make wildlife viewing even better.
Don’t forget your smile and camera.