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Yellowstone Alpen Guides

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555 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-9591
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Not my favorite "tour"

We signed up for the Yellowstone park winter tour. The park is splendid this time of year. It will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madyson B
via mobile
Did not Disappoint Repeat Customers

We always choose Yellowstone Alpen Guides because they are the only company I know of who have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn D
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
555 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-9591
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We signed up for the Yellowstone park winter tour. The park is splendid this time of year. It will not disappoint no matter how you see it. Our guide was friendly and focused on our comfort. The snow coach wasn't what we expected. On their...More

Thank Madyson B
TravWatt, General Manager at Yellowstone Alpen Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Madyson, I appreciate your detailed review and honest feedback. We love our 'bomb' snowcoaches and yet understand they are not the same as the Vanterra vans which are also popular. We also have 4 of those in our fleet. I am not sure why...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always choose Yellowstone Alpen Guides because they are the only company I know of who have lovingly adopted vintage Bombardier snow coaches. Riding into the winter beauty of The Park in one of these makes it easy to forget the unfortunate summer theme park...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had mixed experiences with Alpen Guides, firstly a week before we arrived we received an email saying that the tour we booked to Canyon was cancelled due lack of snow and that we could choose to have a refund or do another tour to...More

Thank 122brasfort
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Finally - we made it to Yellowstone after many years of planning and dreaming! Don was such a pleasant and informative guide - we had a blast. The group we joined was filled with fun and diverse folks - from all over the world. Can't...More

Thank LadyTraveler4969
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our travel agent had booked a day-long tour for us of Yellowstone Park. Unfortunately, a portion of the park was closed which hampered our access to areas we wanted to visit. Our guide was Sherry Lefler and she was great. She was very knowledgable, very...More

1  Thank lizbill
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Loved it! We had Duke as a guide and he was a blast. Showed you everything you wanted to see and went out of his way to try and make sure got to see what you were expecting to see on the evening wildlife safari...More

1  Thank Dawn T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We took the full day (afternoon/evening) Yellowstone tour with Don. Don was not only pleasant to be with but was extremely knowledgeable about the Yellowstone wildlife, eco system and park history. There wasn't a question he could not answer! Don made sure we got the...More

2  Thank susanu232
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our guide David was one of the best professional guides I have spent a day with anywhere in the world. My sons could not stop sharing things they had learned and seen on this day for the rest of the week of our trip. They...More

2  Thank HBCAFamily
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We took the lower loop tour yesterday with Don McKenzie as our guide. Great tour enhanced by Don's knowledge of everything Yellowstone! We made all the usual stops and Don went out of his way to stop at several additional places where we saw bear...More

1  Thank Viviane K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our tour guide Don Mckenzie was very very knowledgeable on yellowstone and it's history. Don made sure every minute was enjoyable!!!!!. His driving was great and safe and courteous to others on the road. thanks Don for the great day at yellowstone. Dan & Linda

2  Thank Dan N
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Dee L
12 January 2018|
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Response from Carolyn D | Reviewed this property |
If you are a frequent snowmobile recreator, you might be disappointed because machines in the park are strictly regulated. You are not allowed to go off-trail or do tricks, etc. Personally, I like the comfort of the snow... More
13 November 2017|
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Response from Robinpj904 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2 days in Yellowstone. The first one was by ourselves seeing Old Faithful. The second was with a tour guide. We had a list of all we wanted to see and he made it happen. It was one of the best times we had out there! More
Linda S
8 January 2015|
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Response from hostaqueen | Reviewed this property |
sorry,I've only been to Yellowstone in the summer and I'm not qualified to answer your question.