Reviewed July 22, 2012
Grub Steak Expeditions is by far the best company I have ever had the pleasure to do business with. I was looking for a guided tour through Yellowstone and found Grub Steak mentioned on TripAdvisor so I looked up their website and then gave them a call. Bob Richard, the owner, answered the phone himself and answered all my questions. After I booked our tours (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), he emailed me immediately and also called to confirm. My family of 3 took a tour of the upper loop of Yellowstone on one day, the lower loop another day and Grand Teton on the 3rd day. Our guides were Dennis, Meg and Mick. All 3 were fantastic! Dennis and Mick are former forest service workers. Mick was also a teacher. Meg is a wildlife photographer. Because of their experience, they all make great guides and can offer unique perspectives of the parks. They took us everywhere we wanted to go and stopped wherever and whenever we wanted. They made good suggestions and provided a wealth of information about the parks and what we were seeing. Meg was especially good at searching out wildlife for us to see and photograph. They were all very personable and we had a great time each day. Bob Richard even checked up after the first day to make sure we were satisfied.
We were picked up at our hotel in Cody, WY. The tours are done in 4 wheel drive vehicles and they provide plenty of bottled water, pop, fruit and candy throughout the day. They also bring a picnic lunch (great sandwiches made by a local cafe). The tours last about 10 hours. The cost seems expensive at first, but we found it well worth it to not have to drive ourselves around and instead have someone do the driving for us and provide us with a wealth of information plus food and drink.
I highly recommend Grub Steak Expeditions.