Current Operating Status For Yellowstone Tour Guides
Current Operating Status:
We are operating with private tours only. We are currently open for the winter season with the Winter Wildlife Adventure. This can be a 1 to 3 day tour, depending on how long you want to spend looking for wildlife. All roads south of Mammoth and Tower are closed for the season.
We are also taking advance reservations for our day tours from Big Sky and West Yellowstone and Multi Day Vacation Packages from Bozeman, MT. This is going to be a very busy summer, and we do have some dates that are already full. For those booking multi day trips, we are recommending advance reservations as the area hotels are filling 5-6 months faster than normal.
We have changed our deposit policy from a deposit equal to 1 day’s touring with a cancellation policy of 7 days prior to the tour date to the following:
We require a $250 deposit for day tours with no lodging. The balance is due 7 days prior to the tour date. Cancellations made within 7 days of the tour date will be charged the full amount.
Multi Day Tours will require a $200 per day non-refundable deposit. (A 100% non-refundable deposit is required for the snowcoach or snowmobile portion, or any other activity that requires an outside vendor). The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the tour date. Cancellations within 30 days will be charged the full amount.
One note, you will need to call in your reservation, as we have disabled the online reservation system as it is set up to take the higher deposits.
We are currently on track to have all of our guides vaccinated by the end of April.
Mask use is required in Yellowstone, in all buildings and areas outside where social distancing isn’t possible.
Yellowstone during the Summer of 2021:
Do not expect everything to be open. Tower Falls will be closed all summer, along with the road between Tower and Canyon.
The Boiling River will remain closed until further notice.
We will only be offering private tours for the summer of 2021. Small group tours will resume in the summer of 2022.
We are offering last year’s rates for those who book prior to May 1st! The rates will be going up, however, we do not know how much as of yet.
We are only requiring a $250 and the balance isn’t due until 7 days prior to the tour date. Cancellations made within 7 days will be charged the full amount.
Backpacking trips for 2021 & 2022:
We normally require a 50% deposit for these trips, but in light of the times, we are charging a $250 per day non-refundable deposit, with the balance due 30 days prior to the tour date.
Advance Reservations are advised for the summer of 2021!
When the virus hit last spring, rather than canceling every reservation we had for the summer, we ended up rolling over everyone’s vacation to 2021. We were able to roll 90% of folk’s trips to next summer. As a result, we already have a normal summer’s worth of advance reservations for 2021. We want to thank you for your support.