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Yellowstone Alpen Guides

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Address: 555 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-9591
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Yellowstone Alpen Guides has operated small group and private tours in...

Yellowstone Alpen Guides has operated small group and private tours in Yellowstone for 29 years. Our naturalist/guides are experts in all things Yellowstone and are fun travel companions. They will help you experience the extraordinary wonders the Park has to offer during both winter and summer. Small group size guarantees you a personalized touch not found on most tours. A company with experienced long-term employees, we pay close attention to detail and quality and strive to be the premier guiding company in Yellowstone and the surrounding area. Join us as we explore this delicate ecosystem that is home to Old Faithful and two-thirds of the world’s geysers; where grizzly bears, wolves and other abundant wildlife roam freely. We cater to individuals, families with children and groups of all sizes. We have lodging and tour packages available; one call will take care of your Yellowstone vacation planning needs. Winter snowcoach tours operate daily to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We offer the option of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on our trips, and customized charters are also available. We provide shuttle services to guests staying at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and offer charter service to the North* (Mammoth/Gardiner) and South* (Jackson Hole) gates of the Park. Our snowcoaches are the classic, historical bombardiers, modernized for comfort and low emissions, made for over-snow travel. Summer tours include Lower Loop, Evening Wildlife Safaris, kayak tours and private customized tours to meet your desires. Whether you are a first time Yellowstone visitor or are returning for your next adventure, we can help plan your itinerary. Your trip can include things like wildlife watching, a day hike to a backcountry geyser basin, a photography safari, swimming in a thermally heated river, and seeing the sites that make Yellowstone America’s grandest Park. Alpen Guides believes it is important to protect and preserve our national treasures. We generously donate to the worthy Yellowstone Park Foundation, the West Yellowstone Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Trout Unlimited, and many other organizations dedicated to protecting the environment.

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Best wildlife day ever.

Guide was John Cox. He took four people in his Bombardier named Grizz to the canyon area of Yellowstone. We saw and photographed bald eagles, a bobcat, a wolf dining on a bison... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guide was John Cox. He took four people in his Bombardier named Grizz to the canyon area of Yellowstone. We saw and photographed bald eagles, a bobcat, a wolf dining on a bison carcass, 3 coyotes, a multitude of bison, a red fox, a muskrat, trumpeter swans, elk. John obviously loves his job and his enthusiasm and knowledge was delightful.

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Belgrade, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a winter snow coach through Yellowstone Park as a family trip. Connie was our tour guide, she was very knowledgeable and provided excellent customer service! I'd take this tour again and recommend this company and even more the guide any day.

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Napa, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful way to see Yellowstone national park. We left about 9a and returned about 5p- full day of magic. The scenery and animals were perfect- saw a bobcat, tons of bison and all kinds of birds. The red machine we went in was comfortable enough- there were 7 of us which was just the right number. Anymore and it... More 

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Townsend, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

One other couple and an incredibly knowledgeable guide made for a daylong, reasonably priced and thorough tour of all things Yellowstone in the Lower Loop. From thermal influences to waterfalls to sunlit canyons to historic hotel stops, this was a day to remember (even if we could never absorb and retain all the details). David was superb and accommodating, and... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We took a 8 hour evening tour to view wildlife in the late afternoon And evening. We got to see many of yellowstones resident wildlife But alas the Bears were hiding that day. John 1 as he became to be know as ( they have 2 johns working there) knew the woods like the back of his hand. This is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took the Evening Wildlife Tour with Dave. There were three of us and another couple, who were good company. Dave obviously loved the park and his job, and it showed. It was a great way to see the sights without having to drive/navigate, as well as learning things about the park as we went along. It was a long... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife, two grandchildren and I booked two private tours, one for the south loop and one three days later for the north loop of Yellowstone National Park. We had rented a Chevrolet Traverse - one with a third row seat - specifically so that everyone would have a window view (you can choose to use their vehicle or your... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took evening wildlife tour today and it was fantastic. Melanie was our guide and she was so friendly and nice! I took buffalo bus tour before and they were great, but this trip was even better. We traveled in a van with 10 people inside. Comparing to bus tour, this tour is more flexible and the guide knows his/her... More 

Thank Ming Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a private tour of the south loop with Yellowstone Alpen Guides and John as our guide. We had a great day with John, seeing lots of wildlife and the great views that Yellowstone has to offer. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for the personal tour.

1 Thank Steven R
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used Alpen Guides for one day of our 2 day trip to Yellowstone. It was money well spent. Our guide John was very knowledgeable, and showed us areas of the park we might have missed otherwise. We were traveling with 2 teenagers and they learned a lot from John. He gave us pointers for our day 2 and we... More 

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