At Tracks and Trails, one of our most highly recommended tours of Yellowstone National Park is the Private Yellowstone Tour, offered by Yellowstone Alpen Guides. In fact we include the Private Tour with all of our vacation packages that visit Yellowstone. Why? It’s because year after year, we have received rave reviews about this private, customized and unique opportunity to see parts of the park that are off the beaten path. Each tour is customized to each traveler’s desires and may include wildlife watching, hiking, photography, or swimming in a thermally-heated river – the choice is yours! Their knowledgeable guides work hard to make sure their clients see and understand the many wonders of the world’s first national park.
Before your excursion, Yellowstone Alpen Guides will discuss your past experience, if any, of Yellowstone and tailor the tour to meet your specific needs. The natural history of Yellowstone will unfold before your eyes, cultivating a deep appreciation for this beautiful area. The 8-hour tour is relaxed, informal, and unhurried, and is best suited for couples, families, or small groups. The experienced guides provide an intimate look at Yellowstone that few visitors experience on their own. This tour will lay the foundation for your Yellowstone vacation. And lunch is included!
Yellowstone Alpen Guides also offers other tours that provide an exciting chance to see the unique ecosystem that is Yellowstone. The Evening Wildlife Safari tour is specifically geared to those who would like to view and/or photograph Yellowstone wildlife. After a walk through the Mammoth area, dinner is served before the search for emerging wildlife begins through the Lamar Valley and Dunraven Pass. It is quite likely that you will spot elk, bison, moose, wolves and bear on this tour.
The Lower Loop Tour gives a well-rounded view of the many splendors of Yellowstone – waterfalls, geisers, and wildlife. Explore the Old Faithful area before lunch, then cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone Lake. The Hayden Valley, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and the Upper and Lower Falls complete your journey before heading back to West Yellowstone.
S’more of Yellowstone leaves Yellowstone after dinner (the best time to view wildlife) and provides a guided geyser walk at Old Faithful as the sun sets. Say goodnight to Yellowstone with stories and s’mores on the ride back.
Yellowstone Alpen Guides originally began operating snowcoach tours in 1984, adding the summer tours in 1991. Summer tours begin around mid-April and go through end of October. Alpen Guides believe in protecting and preserving our national treasures, and donate to several organizations dedicated to protecting our environment.