Our summer tours are postponed until further notice due to the Covid-19 Virus
Yellowstone Expeditions has posponed all summer tours until further notice. We know that this is the responsible path forward to continue to help slow the spread of the disease. Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are beginning to open for the summer season. Currently the East and South Entrances to Yellowstone are open. Other state highways and/or roads that cross park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. Montana will begin to lift restrictions for out-of-state travelers on the 30th of May. It appears that the North, Northeast, and West Entrances to Yellowstone will open shortly after that time. Facilities within the Park will be limited. The NPS will notify the public when they resume full operations and provide updates on their website and social media channels. We will also update this page on our website when the situation changes. We recommend checking the NPS update page at www.nps.gov/coronavirus for information and updates.
We are planning on operating for our Winter Season
Our winter snowcoach and yurt camp tours are scheduled to begin December 20th, 2020. These are unprecedented times with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health and safety of our guests and employees are our top priorities. We have been closely monitoring the guidance and recommendations of public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as federal, state, and local governments. We are working in partnership with the NPS Office of Public Health, the NPS Business Management Office to develop procedures and protocols that will enable us to open for the winter season. However, given the fluid situation, our current plans, dates, and service levels are subject to change based on the situations and circumstances that develop in the future.
We expect that we will be reducing the number of guests at the Yurt Camp to follow social distancing recommendations. We will increase the number of hand washing stations in the yurts and restrooms for proper hygiene. We will be disinfecting all common facilities at a higher frequency. We are working on developing a health monitoring system for our staff and guests. We will be changing our refund policy to allow refunds for anyone who has been exposed to the virus or may be ill. We will post actions and proposed guidelines on this page as we develop COVID-19 mitigation and control procedures in partnership with the NPS.
The best way to prevent infection from COVID-19 and any respiratory virus is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The same preventative measures that are recommended during cold and flu season will also help to protect against coronavirus:
One of the most important defense measures appears to be proper hand washing. The CDC recommends a minimum of 20 seconds of handwashing should be done often during the day or after touching any surface. Twenty seconds is approximately the time that it takes to sing "Happy Birthday." If you're like us, you are about tired of "Happy Birthday" 15 times a day. Here are a few other options if that is the case:
The chorus to these songs lasts about twenty seconds. Pick one but know when to fold on that one and pick a new one....