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Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 406.223.3300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Laramie, Wyoming
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You have choices if you decide you want to ride horses in Yellowstone. Don’t choose Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters. I cannot speak to the day rides or the other staff, but the owner, Jett Hitt, who personally leads the overnight pack trips in different parts of the park, is someone of whom you should be wary. I unexpectedly found myself on... More 

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Jetthitt, Owner at Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters, responded to this review

I never actually spoke with this person, so it is hardly fair to say that I was "curt and ungracious." She spoke with my wife. It was not possible for me to speak with her at the time because I was in the backcountry running pack trips, and there is no phone service there. I deal with these types of... More 

Hickory, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was a great experience, and now that I've done it, it was THE way to see Yellowstone. We did the Thorofare ride in September. Jet and his team know the Park and care for its preservation, and provide a great experience for their participants. The young women who were the wranglers on the trip were nothing short of amazing.... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I am a single female who loves to travel but I always seem to travel alone. If you fit that description, and have never visited the back country for that reason, then read on! I visited Yellowstone three times in 4 years and each year was better and better, all due to Jett Hitt, Carrie Byron and Yellowstone Outfitters. I... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went on the Thorofare trail and it was wonderful, my camp mates where great and Jett and his guides enhanced the experience with their expertise and kindness. I have camped in other national parks, but this was by far the most fun and positive-in regards to guides and camp mates. Plus the horses and mules (especially the mules) where... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have not long been back from spending 6 days out on the Thorofare Trail with YWO and I can honestly say that we have had one of the best experiences of our lives. Yellowstone is just a beautiful place and we wanted to be right in the middle of it...and thats exactly what we got. What better way to... More 

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Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have discovered one of the most unique places for geography, geothermal, and wildlife while on horseback. Yellowstone Outfitters gave me a way to see this strange and wonderful place. Superheated water sends plumes of steam wafting over the horizon against a background of granite rock and lodge pole pines. Roaring streams of water cascade over rounded stones, racing downward... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took a half day ride near Mammoth Hot Springs. Carrie was our guide and was professional, friendly and obviously knew a lot about what she was doing. It would have been more interesting if we had done a loop, but it was an in and out trail, so you saw the same scenery twice. They do full day and... More 

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San Rafael, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've gone on 6-day pack trips with Jett and co twice now, and it's the best money we've ever spent on any vacation, without a doubt. Our first trip with them was our delayed honeymoon in 2011. Though we've spent hundreds of nights camping from cars, motorcycles, skis, and on-foot, everywhere from state parks to backcountry sites nationwide, I was... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We paid up front for two of us to go on a full-day horseback ride. The day before the ride weather report called for 30% chance of thunderstorms for the next day. We contacted them and were told there were no refunds and that the ride would go on "rain or shine". The next morning there was a 50% chance... More 

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Jetthitt, Owner at Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters, responded to this review

Yes, we go rain or shine, and all of our literature says so. This person was told repeatedly to bring rain gear, and as she indicates in the review, she was already trying to cancel when there was only a 30% chance of rain. If we cancelled every time there was a 30% chance, there would be few horseback rides... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We wanted to safely see the Thorofare region of Yellowstone, since it is heavily populated with grizzlies. We enjoyed a great group of people, and Jett is very entertaining. His staff works very hard for the clients, the horses and the mules. We plan to do another trip with YWO.

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