Nature Tours

Nature Tours are learning and experience oriented. Travel with our naturalist on the road and on foot to explore Rocky Mountain National Park from it’s grassy meadows, mountain forests, and the amazing tundra at 12,000 feet above sea level. Our naturalist will guide you to those special places most folks pass by or point out things most people would never notice.

Each trip is customized to your interests, we can discuss and focus on anything from seeing a waterfall, or just roaming the meadows looking for cool plants or birds. Nature's stories are amazing and all over, all you need to do is have someone point them out and you will never see the world the same. Our naturalist is well versed in Rocky Mountain National Park's wildlife, birds, flowers, geology, local history, and much much more. You tell us which of these topics interest you the most and we will customize the trip around your general interests. 

Visit spots along the park's roads and trails, and look at them with the trained eye of an experienced naturalist. This is much more fun and educational then just driving, stopping, looking for a moment, and moving on. We will dive into the details of the park and what makes it tick, so you can truly appreciate the grandeur of what you see.

If you want to see some amazing sights and you are willing to hike be sure to check out the Hiking Tours.

Tundra early flowers with the Never Summer Mountains

Nature Tours are more trail oriented to really get into the amazing details and stories mother nature holds. We never hike very far, there is just too much nature to see. We'll also drive to various locations in the park, but spend more time on the stories and topics that your most interested. The most important part of nature tours is for guests to ask questions and to learn more about what you are most intrigued with, as well as to open you up to some of the hidden wonders of nature.

We can focus on general nature topics like forest features, birds, geology, wildflowers, and ecology. You tell us what your interested in and that's what we'll do. You'll be amazed by all the cool facts you learn, and you will see Rocky Mountain National Park and nature in general in a whole new light.

Note: We can mix a Nature Tour with a Wildlife Tour. Let us know what your most interested in.

Trail Ridge Road Rock Cut Alpine Sunflower bloom

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Tour Details: All tours are private, only the people you invite will come along. Tours are absolutely limited to 4 guests. Limited to children 12 and up. If your kids are under 16 please read the Safari FAQ to make sure this tour is for your family. Binoculars are available for each person as well as use of a spotting scope to really bring those distant creatures into view. There are a number of stops where we can use the park restrooms. Sunscreen, eco-friendly and optics friendly bug spray, water and  healthy snacks are provided for all guests.

*Not included: Park entrance fees are $30 Day pass per car, $35 Week Pass per car or $80 for an annual pass. If you have a Senior, NPS Annual, or US Veterans and Active Duty Pass it is free as long as you have your pass and ID. I do not charge for a pass, as many folks already have one.

Yellow Wood Guiding is Authorized by the National Park Service, Department of Interior to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fees for service are strictly for educational nature experiences and photography instruction, not transportation.

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Summer Tour Fees  (Total Is Shown NOT Per Person, Rate Is The Same For 1 Or 2 Guests)

Guests 1 2 3 4
4 Hour Tour(Most Recommend) $255 $255 $300 $345
6 Hour Tour $385 $385 $450 $515
8 Hour Tour $510 $510 $595 $680