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Address: 433 Hwy Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: 406-646-5145
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Specializing in guided outdoor adventures on land and water in the greater...

Specializing in guided outdoor adventures on land and water in the greater Yellowstone area. Private guided Yellowstone tours, guided kayaking and kayak rentals, combo trips with scenic kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding…We’re the source!

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Best way to experience Yellowstone

We had 3 generations from 6 years old to 65, group of 10. Michelle was amazing. She planned our day according to our interests... hiked us to a gorgeous spot to see grand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had 3 generations from 6 years old to 65, group of 10. Michelle was amazing. She planned our day according to our interests... hiked us to a gorgeous spot to see grand prismatic springs, timed our viewing of Old Faithful perfectly, even found us a great quiet spot in the Lodge for lunch. Michelle had everyone engaged, from petulant... More 

2 Thank adventureawaits419
Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I went on a kayaking trip with LavaCreek on Hebgen Lake in July 2013. The goal was to see the local bird life and experience the serenity of Yellowstone. We went out with Debbie and two other visitors. Here are the top reasons why going out with LavaCreek was a great experience: 1) Great timing - Debbie... More 

1 Thank Siddharth S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Before visiting West Yellowstone, I did my research and wanted to book a 1/2 day kayak trip with Lava Creek. I called and left a message on 3 separate occasions, expressing my interest and leaving my contact details, but no one ever called me back. Very unprofessional.

4 Thank Struyib
lavacreek, Owner at Lava Creek Adventures, responded to this review

While we appreciate this person taking the time to review, we believe they are exaggerating the facts more than they should. We would like to let them and others know that we make every effort to answer every single call and email that our business receives. We can't afford not to! We are in a very small town and work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great tour and experience for kids. Michelle took us off the beaten path to show us more of what Yellowstone has to offer. Her knowledge of the park and history was incredible. Thanks for the great memories

Thank Dontneedthis
Georgia, USA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We spent two great days with Lava Creek. The first day was with Courtney exploring the lower loop. It became clear pretty quickly why doing Yellowstone with a guide was worth while. Courtney shared excellent information on the history and formation of the park (including plants, thermal features, etc) throughout the day. As well, we were seeing awesome features in... More 

Thank travelclan5
Macon, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great tour with a knowledgable guide. Easy going with our teens, and showed us the best part of the lower loop. Great kayaking on the lake. Very much worth the money.

Thank Darren P
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I did a guided 1/2 day kayak trip with Kourtney. Her knowledge of the area and of kayaking, her wonderful personality, and the excellent equipment, provided us with an awesome trip. We have taken kayaking trips on other vacations, and this one was truly the best.

1 Thank Anoel60
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited Yellowstone with our teen sons. Michelle was our guide and our day was amazing! She started by asking us what we would like to do and planned our trip accordingly. We said we were hoping to see as much wildlife as possible, and Michelle led us to some great spots. Not only did we see SO many animals,... More 

1 Thank Eileen W
Columbiana, Ohio
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Michelle was a very knowledgeable guide...she had an answer for every question our group ranging from 11 yrs-65 yrs old threw her way. I'm an information maniac, but she kept it interesting enough that it didn't hire the kids. She knew all the little pull offs (lunch off the beaten path along the water), and gave an excellent side tour... More 

Thank Tina Y
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

David Alder of Lava Creek was a fantastic guide for us this summer - late in reviewing as I just came across his business card! We hired Lava Creek for an evening tour (all day tours were full, so book early). Evening turned out to be great though - less busy, and we saw things that we never would have... More 

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