About YWG

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Welcome to Yellow Wood Guiding, owned and operated by Jared Gricoskie.

Yellow Wood Guiding tours are learning and experience focused, it's a mix of science, history, photo training, and wildlife biology. See wildlife you have never seen before on a Wildlife Safari, learn how to use a camera and take better pictures on a Photo Safari, and see Rocky Mountain National Park through the eyes of naturalist/wildlife biologist.

For more information on tours and options go to the Compare Tours page here.

For more information on Yellow Wood Guiding's business and history read below. Or read a great article from Bill On the Road here.

Yellow Wood Guiding is my living dream. I was inspired at a young age by great wildlife programs like Marty Stouffer's Wild America, and a large backyard to explore in central Pennsylvania. I have been a professional naturalist since graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Environmental Interpretation in 2002. After working as a naturalist across the country I settled in the Colorado Front Range to place my guiding business in a location that I love, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. As of July 7th, 2009 Yellow Wood Guiding offers tours in the Estes Park region 365 days a year.  

In 2018, Yellow Wood Guiding is in its 12th successful year offering guided tours in the park year round.

I strive to run Yellow Wood Guiding in tune with my ideals so the business is entirely paperless to reduce waste, I use the highest MPG SUV that comfortably transports my guests, and my home office uses LED lights and is partially solar heated. During a tour protecting the park, trails, nature, and wildlife is our goal to share this amazing National Park with everyone possible.

The business's name is derived from Robert Frost's The Road Less Traveled in honor of all those that go out to explore the world, and bring it to the people. What better way to explore than to take the road less traveled.

Yellow Wood Guiding is Authorized by the National Park Service, Department of Interior to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Book your tour:
tours@YWGuiding.com