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Yellowstone Alpen Guides

555 Yellowstone Ave, PO Box 518, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We recently visited Yellowstone NP -- my first time and my husband's second. We enjoyed a wonderful three nights at two of the park lodges. We thought we had done a pretty good job seeing all of the sights in the park, but we decided to spend the last day with Yellowstone Alpen Guides for their evening wildlife tour. Brenda... More

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Belton, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a great time on our private tour August 14. Lee was our guide, and we were so fortunate to have him. He was right on time and wanted to know what we wanted to do so he could plan our day out just right. He did a great job! We saw the things we really wanted to see... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a few days to explore this great park see old faithful the bears timber wolves bison and so much more we are going back this year to see what we missed last time lots to do and lots to see so go for it

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Port Orchard, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

John was our personal tour guide and was absolutely the best. He'd been in and around Yellowstone for 30+ years and had had various jobs of guiding in the park for 7 years. He has worked for Alpen Guides for 3 years. He knew of places to go and things to see that were off the beaten path. It was... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had 5 children and David Alder was great in making the day long tour exciting and fun for them. He was engaging, kept them interested in all of the activities of the Park and they learned alot. I would highly recommend using Yellowston Alpen Guides and ask for Dave.

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Fraser, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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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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