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Obsidian Cliff Tours

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Jackson, WY, USA
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About Obsidian Cliff Tours
Based in Jackson, WY, Obsidian Cliff Tours is a locally owned and operated road-based guided tour service. Our mission is to create lifelong memories for our guests, their families, and friends while visiting Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Come explore the wildlife, wild places, and cultural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with us.
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Take a Sunrise Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Named after a 12,000-year-old quarry used by ancient Native Americans to collect, trade, and fashion primitive tools and weapons out of volcanic glass (aka obsidian), and the first wayside exhibit in Yellowstone, Obsidian Cliff Tours welcomes adventurers, explorers, honeymooners, and bucket-listers of all ages to experience the 22-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with us.

Our customized road-based private tours are designed to help you see and experience the most iconic wildlife, wild places, and cultural attractions the region has to offer at a leisurely pace and in the comfort and safety of one of our air-conditioned SUVs or spacious vans.

Our fun, safe, and knowledgeable guides will help you discover places where humans share an untamed landscape with bears, bison, elk, and wolves; where boiling hot springs and cascading waterfalls amaze; where dude ranches were born; and where mountain men were made.

NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of two guests to operate.
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5 hours
from US$275.00

Take a Sunset Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Named after a 12,000-year-old quarry used by ancient Native Americans to collect, trade, and fashion primitive tools and weapons out of volcanic glass (aka obsidian), and the first wayside exhibit in Yellowstone, Obsidian Cliff Tours welcomes adventurers, explorers, honeymooners, and bucket-listers of all ages to experience the 22-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with us.

Our customized road-based private tours are designed to help you see and experience the most iconic wildlife, wild places, and cultural attractions the region has to offer at a leisurely pace and in the comfort and safety of one of our air-conditioned SUVs or spacious vans.

Our fun, safe, and knowledgeable guides will help you discover places where humans share an untamed landscape with bears, bison, elk, and wolves; where boiling hot springs and cascading waterfalls amaze; where dude ranches were born; and where mountain men were made.

NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of two guests to operate.
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5 hours
from US$300.00

Take a Private Sunset Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Named after a 12,000-year-old quarry used by ancient Native Americans to collect, trade, and fashion primitive tools and weapons out of volcanic glass (aka obsidian), and the first wayside exhibit in Yellowstone, Obsidian Cliff Tours welcomes adventurers, explorers, honeymooners, and bucket-listers of all ages to experience the 22-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with us.

Our customized road-based private tours are designed to help you see and experience the most iconic wildlife, wild places, and cultural attractions the region has to offer at a leisurely pace and in the comfort and safety of one of our air-conditioned SUVs or spacious vans.

Our fun, safe, and knowledgeable guides will help you discover places where humans share an untamed landscape with bears, bison, elk, and wolves; where boiling hot springs and cascading waterfalls amaze; where dude ranches were born; and where mountain men were made.

We are an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.
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5 hours
from US$900.00
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MaliFamily wrote a review Oct 2020
Laguna Beach, California61 contributions37 helpful votes
Discovery Channel experience with Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy Nolan! October 7th Husband and I did a one-day private tour of Yellowstone. Stacy contacted me a few weeks prior to tour to understand our goals for the day - wild life spotting, hiking, main tourist attractions, photography, etc. We wanted to see wildlife and fit in some of the tourist areas if time allowed. Stacy picked us up at our hotel in West Yellowstone (they can pick up from most areas near the Park) at 7:30 with awesome breakfast sandwiches and juice to eat on our drive out to Lamar Valley (I think it was about 1.5 hours). I’m not a breakfast sandwich person but these were really good, on fluffy English muffins. We also ate lunch in the van to save time. Several things that stand out about Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy: Covid awareness - van was clean and Stacy wore mask in the van (not the case with other tours we took). Additionally, Stacy reminded us to not touch railings and put masks on when we were in the midst of other tourists. Fortunately this didn’t occur often as Stacy took a route that was opposite to that followed by most park visitors, Stacy has a radio to listen to park rangers dealing with animals on the road and wandering near tourists. He also speaks to his guides and other guide companies to learn where recent wildlife have been hanging out. As well, he knows animals’ favorite hangouts from his many years of experience. As a result, we saw a lot of wildlife, including bison, elk, wolves, pronghorns and coyotes. The only animal we missed were bears. We were actually in a bison stampede! Stacy definitely fulfilled our request to see wildlife! I greatly appreciated Stacy stopping at the best bathrooms in the park (large, clean, regularly maintained, with running water)! I felt very safe with Stacy’s driving and safety precautions when we were in the woods. Stacy regularly took photos and videos of the highlights of the day and forwarded them to us. Great photos for our album. He even shared photos of bears that he had seen a few days earlier. Omg, so much knowledge about the animals, the geology, ecological efforts and the Park’s history. For example, we learned why many dead trees are white at the bottom of the trunk (the Bobby socks effect), why large bison herds are comprised of mostly females, how views on wildfires are changing, and so much more. I highly recommend you take the tour to find out the answers these questions and many more. Stacy is a great story teller about events that have taken place in the park and on his past tours. He kept us wanting more. The tour lasted nearly 12 hours and I realized the following day, when I looked at the map, that we had covered the entire Park, including the major tourist sites with the exception of Ol’ Faithful and the Prismatic spring. I specifically asked Stacy to skip these since we could easily view those on our own. We covered more ground than we ever would have on our own!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ObsidianCliffTours, Owner at Obsidian Cliff Tours
Responded 2 Dec 2020
Wow! Your play by play review of our tour would make Tony Romo blush. I loved showing you two around the Park. Come back for a two-day tour next summer so that I can show you some of my favorite places to hike in Yellowstone too. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Warm regards, Stace
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Cschuch wrote a review Oct 2020
Long Island, New York538 contributions64 helpful votes
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We very much enjoyed our tour guide, I’m so mad I can’t remember his name so I will post picture, He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He showed us so much more of the Grand Tetons National park that we didn’t know existed. We will be back! We even took a picture through his telescope of and eagle with my phone because my good camera broke the day before. Do yourself a favor and don’t eat breakfast. They provide great lunches!
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Response from ObsidianCliffTours, Owner at Obsidian Cliff Tours
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Ted Jackson was the name of your guide. Notwithstanding that he's a geologist by trade, we think he's an awesome gem (pun intended) and we're stoked that you think the same way. Come back and see us again soon, and bring a few friends. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stacy
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David P wrote a review Sep 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We just went on 2 tours with Obsidian. Day tour of Yellowstone and Teton Sunset tour. We lucked out by getting Sarah on both tours. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed both tours and saw everything as promised. In Yellowstone saw all the major and some minor sights in a very timely manner. She knew how to get us in quickly and also knew all the best break spots. Saw many bison up close and even saw a grizzly snacking on an elk. Well worth every penny. The owner Stacy was fantastic to work with, even with short notice of adding the sunset tour, on which we saw multiple bison and moose up close (but safely) plus Herons and Pelicans. Sunset was spectacular. Highly highly recommend Obsidian.
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Response from ObsidianCliffTours, Owner at Obsidian Cliff Tours
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for the kind words and the recommendation. We're stoked to hear you had such a great time with Sarah.
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Debra Jarratt wrote a review Sep 2020
Katy, Texas8 contributions
Ted was a great guide! We saw so many geysers! His background in geology gave us more insight into the history of how Yellowstone was formed. We saw Bison, Elk, and black tail deer. We even got to see a moose eating in a stream! Such a memorable tour!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ObsidianCliffTours, Owner at Obsidian Cliff Tours
Responded 19 Sep 2020
Thanks for the awesome review. We're glad you were able to see wildlife and learn how the Tetons were formed with Ted. Come back and see us again soon.
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Melaniefp11 wrote a review Sep 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States7 contributions2 helpful votes
Took an all day Yellowstone tour of the lower loop with our wonderful guide, Ted. We could have never seen as many sites and at the best possible spots for great photography on our own. Ted even took some very memorable photos of us. He was so knowledgeable about the park and took great care of us. We even saw a gray wolf feasting on an elk carcass. Don’t miss an opportunity to discover Yellowstone with Ted at Obsidian Cliff tours.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ObsidianCliffTours, Owner at Obsidian Cliff Tours
Responded 19 Sep 2020
Sounds like you were able to pack in a whole lot of memories during your tour of Yellowstone with Ted. Please let us know if you're ever back in our neck of the woods.
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