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Address: 555 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-9591

Yellowstone Alpen Guides has operated small group and private tours in...

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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Memorable trips in the old bombardiers - great fun!

We spent 2 days with the Yellowstone Alpen Guides at the end of a week of conference and skiing at Big Sky - what a find! Old bombardiers, each with a name, and skis on the front... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We spent 2 days with the Yellowstone Alpen Guides at the end of a week of conference and skiing at Big Sky - what a find! Old bombardiers, each with a name, and skis on the front - a bit bumpy but certainly cozy! Loved the hatch - easily opened so that we could stand up in the open space... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Yellowstone Alpen Guides far exceeded our expectations. We went on the evening wildlife tour with just one other couple so there was plenty of room in the minibus. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Yellowstone, its geothermal features, its history and wildlife. He took the time to stop at scenic areas - the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and different... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Booked the 8 hour Wildlife Tour with the Yellowstone Guides: 800-858-3502. They meet in West Yellowstone at 1:00pm and spend the next 8 hours doing a tour of the northern aspect of Yellowstone with Lamar Valley. Scott was our guide and he was great--very knowledgeable and knew where the animals were. Saw prong horns/long horns/numerous bison/female black bear with her... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was our first time to Yellowstone, and having Gibb as our guide to us around was wonderful. His knowledge of Yellowstone was first rate, answering all of our questions with patience and insight. We saw parts of the Park we would not have gone to without him. He skipped parts I would have stopped at had I been driving,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This tour was booked in February, as we no longer do public or wildcat touring, so paying a little more isn't an issue. We do expect a special experience for the price. Our Goal was to see lots of wildlife and scenery. Kim was assigned for our private tour. She was knowledgeable, interesting, responsive, accommodating and really seemed to enjoy... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We did the private 8-hour tour with our own vehicle. Probably the most helpful thing the guide provided was keeping us from getting lost. Since you are dealing with wildlife, there are never any guarantees as to where or when you will see them. However, our hope was that there would be some insight as to where animals generally were,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

An amazing educator. We had him for an entire day on a private tour. He was incredibly knowledgeable and great with our kids. We saw parts of the park which we would never have ventured into without him. He set the pace according to what we were comfortable with. If you do decide to opt for a private tour, suggest... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We took an 8 hour evening wildlife tour with Dave Adler as guide. We enjoyed every minute. There were only four of us and we lucked out having two fun young NY women with us. Dave knows a lot about the history, geology, wildlife and we saw a lot of variety. We didn't see as many different animals as hoped,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

A girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to book a tour with Alepn Guides and experience Yellowstone in all it's glory! We saw several wildlife, perhaps not as much as we would have hoped for, but certainly no complaints whatsoever. The views were breathtaking and we had a small group which made for a nice time together. Dave, our tour... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Yellowstone is in Montana and Wyoming, and has 4,900 bison on public land. President Obama decreed the bison to be the country's national mammal this month. There are 30,000 bison in 5 National parks. You can take Alpen guides on tour about the park..

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