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Yellowstone Alpen Guides

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555 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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A Wonderful Adventure!

It was like a winter wonderland, snowing most of the day! A great way to see Yellowstone. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skicolorado2day
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Oakton, Virginia
Excellent but Depends on Snow Coach

This review is a combination of 2 rentals we took within a two week span. The first visit, we did... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
bobsZ4011PA
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Big Sky, Montana
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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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555 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was like a winter wonderland, snowing most of the day! A great way to see Yellowstone. We were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife - a coyote, a few elk and lots of bison. Our snow coach was more like a van or...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This review is a combination of 2 rentals we took within a two week span. The first visit, we did the canyon tour and had John Layshock as our tour guide and Chip was the Bombardier (yes, they name them). This was everything we expected....More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a great snowcoach tour of the Yellowstone Canyons. Wayne, our guide, was informative and entertaining. The sites were awesome. The waterfalls in winter are beautiful. The thermal spring/geyser beds are amazing. Wildlife seen was bison, buk elks, red fox, and an eagle. Go!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

First of all, this was my first time to Yellowstone. The guide we had, Don McKenzie, was knowledgeable and very engaging. He not only told history, he told ghost stories . I loved this tour. We saw bisons, wolves, eagles,and swans. The snow was gorgeous....More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This trip was so fun! We had our 12-year-old daughter with us and our guide, David, took the time to point out wildlife, facts, and history about the park. It was obvious that he loves the park and what he does, and he made the...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I've been on many tours and safaris (Africa, Antarctica, Nepal, Vietnam to name a few) and have learned to appreciate a quality experience - which is what Yellowstone Alpen Guides delivered on my recent trip on Jan 31. What makes or breaks a tour for...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

What can I say, Yellowstone is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit since I was 14 and it did not disappoint! I booked through Alpen Guides for the Old Faithful tour and I would strongly recommend it! I was picked up by my tour guide Mike...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 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
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TravWatt, General Manager at Yellowstone Alpen Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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
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Dee L
13 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
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53janet12
14 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
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Linda S
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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.
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