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  • Why choose a private, guided tour with GBGT?
    There are several types of tour companies in Estes Park and RMNP. What sets GBGT apart from the competition is: Private - the only people on your tour are the people you want on your tour! Custom - go where you want, when you want, how you want. Whatever you want to see and learn about is the tour's priority and you just don't get that without a custom, private tour. Amenities - we'll take care of the car, the driving* and find the wildlife. All you have to do is enjoy the ride because we'll pick you up and drop you off when your tour is done. Plus we'll have snacks, water, binoculars, a spotting scope and more to make sure you have a great tour! Wildlife - any tour can show you the sights but our guides are wildlife experts! We are not a scenic tour but rather an educational tour. You'll be able to learn about wildlife, geology, ecology, the history of Rocky Mountain National Park and even wildlife photography and videography if you desire. The Experience - Overall your experience on a custom, private, guided tour with GBGT is just going to be better than group tours that lump people together and stop at predetermined sightseeing locations. Learning about wildlife, plant life, geology, photography and videography from an experienced guide will vastly improve your overall experience. * Transportation is provided free of charge to clients. All fees are for educational services led by local wildlife photographers with decades of experience.
  • What is provided by Good Bull Guided Tours?
    During your tour we will provide a 7-passenger luxury 4x4 SUV, bottled water, a variety of snacks, binoculars, Satcom device, Timed Entry Permit (when applicable), and an experienced guide/driver. *All fees for services are for education only. Transportation, water, snacks, use of binoculars, and more are provided free of charge.
  • What is not included in the tour?
    You may wish to bring sunglasses, hat, jacket/raincoat, blanket, camera and accessories, boots, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves, booster/car seat for kids (if you are bringing a child that requires a booster or car seat you will be required to bring and install a legal booster or car seat for them), and park pass (not timed entry).
  • Are you licensed and insured?
    Good Bull Guided Tours (GBGT) maintains commercial auto insurance as well as a general liability policy however keep in mind that to participate in the tours you must sign an acknowledgement of risk and photo release accepting responsibility for risks inherent in participating in these tours, as per RMNP requirements. GBGT has an approved Commercial Use Authorization and is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park. GBGT is also licensed as a business in Estes Park, CO and is a business in good standing in the State of Colorado.
  • When do you operate tours?
    Good Bull Guided Tours is one of the few tour operators to continue offering tours your-round in RMNP and the surrounding area. Since we focus on wildlife and photography education we offer tours at sunrise and sunset when wildlife is most active. If you have a special request for a tour please let us know and we can create a custom package just for you depending on availability.
  • Is there cell service in the park? What if there is an emergency?
    Cell service in RMNP is very limited. GBGT keeps a ZOLEO satellite communication device that allows texting to anyone who can receive text messages using satellite communication to send and receive (the recipient on the other end doesn't need a satellite device). If there is an emergency while in the park, our Satcom device also has an SOS feature that puts us in contact with emergency services personnel. We also keep a basic first aid kit in the car for minor issues.
  • Are tips included in the price? How much/when should I tip?
    We don't believe tips should be required for any service. If you received excellent service on your guided trip then a tip is a great way to show your appreciation and is standard industry practice. Restaurant guidelines are often followed for tours. 15-20% for good service, 25% or more for exceptional service. With GBGT, you can tip in cash or credit card. Please be aware, per National Park rules we cannot conduct any monetary transactions while within park boundaries. The best time to provide your guide a tip is when you're dropped off at the original pickup location.
  • Should I be worried about altitude sickness?
    If you're coming from a low elevation to Estes Park and RMNP there is a risk of altitude sickness and GBGT recommends you arrive at elevation (Denver/Colorado at a minimum) before ascending to the higher parts of RNMP. Symptoms are similar to those of an alcohol hangover: headache is the cardinal symptom, sometimes accompanied by fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and occasionally vomiting. Headache onset is usually 2–12 hours after arrival at a higher elevation and often during or after the first night. If you begin to experience symptoms at elevation, let your tour operator know and we can move the tour to a lower elevation (around Estes Park or lower parts of RMNP) to provide you more time to acclimate. Severe symptoms may require rapidly descending to a lower elevation or seeking medical treatment. If you know you are susceptible to altitude sickness due to prior experiences, talk to your doctor about your plans to visit high elevations to see if they can provide you medication to relieve symptoms.
  • What happens if I'm not ready when you show up at the pickup location? "No Show Policy"
    We'll arrive to pick you up at the pickup location you provided 10 minutes before the tour start time. If you aren't there when we arrive we'll text you to make sure we have the address correct. If we still haven't heard from you and we've been onsite at the provided pickup location for 30 minutes we'll consider you a no-show. No shows will be charged the full rate for the tour. If you are there at the pickup location but aren't ready yet - the tour will start and end in the timeframe it was scheduled and we'll cover as much of the tour itinerary as time allows.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Guests must cancel or reschedule 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Rescheduled tours do not have a cancellation fee if rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance. If a tour is unavailable due to park closure, road closure, or other unforeseen circumstance, Good Bull Guided Tours reserves the right to substitute another tour in its place or reschedule the tour at their discretion. If GBGT initiates a cancellation a full refund will be issued.
  • What are you doing about COVID-19?
    Vehicles are cleaned between all tours and high touch areas are wiped down with disinfectant. Additionally, we're keeping hand sanitizer, disposable masks, and two sizes of gloves available for any guests that wish to use them.
  • What is your privacy policy?
    To view our privacy policy please visit:
  • Are pets allowed?
    Yes, we are a dog and licensed service animal friendly tour. However, we strongly advise you to click on the link below regarding RMNP's pet policy before bringing your companion along. Please review GBGT waiver regarding potential damage or cleaning fees. RMNP Pet Policy:
  • Do I have to be in good shape to go on a tour?
    Because our tours are all fully customizable and private we can modify your tour to meet your physical needs. If you need to stay in the car for the entire drive we can do that. Conversely, if you want to hike we are licensed with the park for up to 1 mile from paved roads but we can also show you starting points to longer hikes if you wish to do them on your own. Finally, we do not have a handicapped accessible vehicle. If you have a handicapped accessible vehicle that you wish us to drive we can drive your vehicle in the park provided you show proof of insurance. You can also drive your own vehicle behind ours and we can communicate by 2-way radio at your discretion. We will attempt to make accommodations to meet your needs as best we can. If you require accommodations please let us know at least 72 hours before the tour so we can attempt to meet your needs.
  • How close can we get to the animals? Can I pet/feed the animals?
    For elk, deer, sheep and most other large animals you must stay at least 75 feet away. For moose and bears you must stay at least 120 feet away. You cannot pet or feed any animals in the park including birds, chipmunks, etc.
  • What happens if the park is closed? Can I still do the tour?
    Absolutely! The park may be closed for any number of reasons including weather, rock/mud slides, and government shutdowns. While it doesn't happen often - since we're focused on wildlife we have lots of places outside the park to go explore as well as inside the park. If the park is closed we'll plan around it and make sure you still have an incredible, eduational experience!
  • I have an infant/toddler/child - can they go on the tour?
    We're fortunate to be able to take children on our tours (at a 50% discount to the adult rate) since we have a private vehicle and only hold private tours. We do require adults to provide their own approved, age appropriate child seat/booster and install it in the tour vehicle at the start of the tour.
  • Can I just get a ride into the park/around Estes Park?
    No, we are not a transportation company and do not charge for transportation. We provide educational tours and all fees for service are for education only. Transportation, along with the other amenities we provide during a tour, are provided free of charge for clients booking an educational tour.
  • What if I'm not sure how many people will be going?
    We recommend securing as many seats as you are sure will attend with a minimum of 2. Since this is a guided tour and your party will be the only passengers we can always add additional guests at the start of the tour.
  • What languages do you speak?
    We only speak English on our tours. Unfortunately, since cell service/wifi is limited in many areas we cannot rely on google translate to communicate so please ensure at least one member of your party is able to speak English to communicate with your guide.
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