How do I book a tour?
You can book a tour by emailing email@example.com To Book your tour, confirm the date is available on our schedule by clicking here Yellow Wood Guiding's schedule, if the date is open it's yours.
To book your tour I need the following details:
- What date and part of the day would you like to book?
- What kind of safari or tour you would like?
- What sights or wildlife most interested in seeing, learning and/or photographing?
- How long of a tour you would like: 3.5 hour, 6 hour, or 8 hour tour?
- What Estes Park Hotel or Resort you are staying at? (I will pick you up there)
- Confirm the start time I recommend will work for you.
- A cell phone number to reach you during your trip?
- What website did you learn about Yellow Wood Guiding?
What Tour should I book?
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Your schedule shows your booked, do you have a cancellation list?
In the summer months I get about 1 cancellation per month and its almost always extremely last minute. Check the schedule to see if there are openings, if it's marked as booked it's booked. If your planning a trip within 30 days, openings will not generally show up.
Be sure to plan your trip at least 2 or 3 months out to have a good chance of booking your tour.
Will there be other people on the tour?
No, all tours are private and customized. Only the people you invite will come along.
How far do you hike?
That depends on you. How far do you want to hike? We've had great tours with folks in wheel chairs. Nature Safaris can go up to a few miles or just a short walk, Wildlife Safaris involve more driving so we may go a few hundred yards at time, or some folks only want to take short walks. This tour is customized for you.
What kind of vehicle do you use?
Yellow Wood Guiding uses a standard civilized SUV, Hyundai Sante Fe. Unlike most of the other tour companies in Estes we stay dry and warm while we travel through the park.
How are the park roads?
During the summer months, we will travel over excellent paved roads. Route 34 and 36 are federal highways. A few of the side roads and Fall River Road are dirt and can be bumpy in a few locations. In the winter months roads can be snow covered, but are generally always plowed and treated by 8am.
When do your tours start?
That again depends you, and what kind of tour you would like. Wildlife are most common and visable early in the day or in the evening, so starting as early as possible or after 3:30pm in the summer months is best. Photo Safaris can start as early as an hour and a half before sunrise so we can travel and hike to some amazing locations. Most of the park's best features face east so morning starts are best for Photo Safaris. Afternoon 4 Hour Tours can start just after lunch or as late as 4pm, as the wildlife and the light gets good again in the late hours of the day.
Where do tours start?
If your staying inside Estes Park (within a 10 minute drive of Estes) we'll pick you up outside the office of the hotel or lodge your staying at. If your staying outside of Estes Park we'll pick you up at the Estes Park Visitors Center, locationed at 500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (across the street from McDonalds and Taco Bell/KFC). We do not offer pick ups outside of Estes Park.
How do I pay?
Please pay by Check, Travelers Check or Cash at the end of the tour. No need for a Credit Card to hold your reservation. Credit Cards can be accepted through Paypal.com after the tour but a 3% fee will be added to the total.