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Yellowstone Alpen Guides

555 Yellowstone Ave, PO Box 518, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
406.646.9591
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Yellowstone Alpen Guides has operated small group and private tours in Yellowstone for 29 years. Our naturalist/guides are experts in all things... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fraser, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On Monday, we went on the evening tour-emphasizing finding and observing as many different animals as possible. We hit the jackpot! We observed three grizzlies, huge herds of bison, and a magnificent bull elk as well as many other species of flora and fauna. Our guide, Connie, was very knowledgeable and shared so many interesting facts with us. Even though... More

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our family, which includes boys ages 9 and 13, booked a private tour with Yellowstone Alpen Guides for our first day in Yellowstone. We had such an amazing experience! Our tour guide Leslie took us to several geyser basins where she shared lots of interesting information with us. She then took us to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We like... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We really enjoyed the trip to Old Faithful in the snowcoach - Jan 2013. Guide Conny Cusick was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we really got to see everything. I would definitely use them again.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We couldn't have had a more amazing day. We loved our guide, Scott, and travelling around in the Bombardier is the only way to go. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. We saw tons of wildlife and enjoyed (optional) hiking from Old Faithful backwards through geysers. This was my first trip in the winter and I don't think... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went into the park on March 5th, a group of 7 from Boston, NH and Atlanta. Mike is a fabulous guide. Very funny and friendly. The Irish gift of conversation that we all appreciated mixed with a long historical knowledge of the park that I think would be tough to find. We were the last coach out of the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a fabulous and informative tour with our guide John in a Bombardier. He is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and helped us spot many animals and birds. Our teens enjoyed the adventure and the playfulness of his conversations as well as the information. He kept us going at the perfect pace. Great job.

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WEST GROVE,PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

the only coach to leave out of West Yellowstone worth taking..... Guides are friendly and very knowledgeable.... Have been riding with Alpen every winter since 2007....Usually take 2 trips a season.... This last trip my only complaint was (and also my co-riders felt the same) our guide was in a really big hurry to get back to base on the... More

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

What a great way to experience Yellowstone in the winter! Our guide Drew was great- knowledgeable about the park and the wildlife, stopped often for picture taking and made our experience one to remember forever! We saw tons of wildlife- Bison, Elk, Bald Eagles, the elusive Bobcat, coyotes, fox, not to mention all the wonderful geothermic sites of Yellowstone. Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent tour! The little red coaches are a valuable part of the park history, and the cost was great. Ted in the office helped us make the reservation, and jack was our tour guide. Both were extremely knowledgable, made for an unforgettable trip. Go Alpen Guides!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Today was a magical day in Yellowstone! We saw a bobcat, bison, elk, trumpeter swan, bald eagles, amazing geo-thermal paint pots, geysers, Old Faithful, the Fountain Geyser--I could go on and on. Our guide, Jack Noll, was extremely knowledgable and made our day a wonderful experience. He knew where and when to take us to all the right places. He... More

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