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“Mike is the one to ask for!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yellowstone Alpen Guides

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.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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“Mike is the one to ask for!”
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 park, and were able to see spots that Mike knew about that perhaps others missed. A winter tour is recommended and Mike will make the most of it for your group! Good time had by all.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Winter Bombardier”
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.

Visited December 2013
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“Great snowcoach!”
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 way home.... We were not late and were back in our hotel by 4:45 pm... We did not stop to see an eagle by the river or the elks drinking by the river... I really like Alpen.. Our guide did not offer to tour us around Old Faithful and just told us to be back at the coach by a certain time.... I have done the trip to Old Faithful 7 or more times and the guide usually wants to show us some stuff..It was ok with me but first timers probably would have enjoyed it..... all in all the trips on Alpen Are Awesome...

Visited February 2014
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Pleasant Valley, New York
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“Awesome day!”
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 recommend this company!!! In our opinion, they are THE only way to go! The snow coaches are just the right size for comfort, maneuverability and tour guiding- other companies had larger vehicles that got stuck in the snow and definitely would be less "intimate". Thanks Drew!

Visited February 2014
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“Best way to see the park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

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!

Visited February 2014
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