NATIONAL PARK PRIVATE TOURS WITH FORMER RANGER KENT TAYLOR
DO MORE, LEARN MORE, LIVE MORE!
DO MORE, LEARN MORE, LIVE MORE!
When you are ready to travel again, and it is safe to do so, private tours offer a level of safety, flexibility, and customization large group tours cannot match. Travel with people you know in a small group with an expert former park ranger and wildlife researcher who will help you do more, learn more, and live more! Who better to guide you through the parks than a former ranger?
Ranger Kent takes the stress out of planning and provides an experience that would be difficult for a traveler to replicate on their own. In the age of Covid-19 many travel industry experts predict small group private tours will not only be one of the first products to return but will become the new norm.
Kent works hard to keep his guests healthy with safe driving, caution around wildlife, and best Covid-19 practices including disinfecting the vehicle and equipment and providing hand sanitizer and masks. Only lodging and restaurants that practice the most recent CDC guidelines are used. A popular lodging option is private vacation home rentals.
You provide your destination, dates, preferences, and interests. Unsure? Kent will provide suggestions. Kent customizes private tours of the national parks to include lodging, dining, vehicle, and activities. Kent does the driving and guiding. Easy one-stop shopping! Call Kent Taylor at 719-322-5694 or email him at email@example.com with your ideas or questions. Ranger Kent books early, as does park lodging, so call today!
”Thank you for the third wonderful trip with the best naturalist in the world!!!”
”There are no words to say how much we enjoyed your trip to the Grand Canyon.”
”Thanks for sharing a lifetime of knowledge and experience.”
”On a scale of 1 to 10 you rate a 20!”
”You made our trip of a lifetime more than we ever thought it could be.”
”We could not have asked for a better and more knowledgeable tour guide.”
”Thank you for a wonderful, magical, memorable week in Yellowstone.”
”You are a world-class tour guide. Your knowledge of our parks was a great benefit.”
”In 50 years of travel to 60 countries, this is the best tour I have ever taken.”
Ranger Kent guides private tours to all national parks, state parks, wildlife refuges, world heritage sites, national forests, historic sites, gardens, cultural areas, areas of architectural interest, and scenic routes in the U.S. and Canada. Kent plans and manages international trips also.
Most tours are 3-14 days but Kent can work with your needs. In this time of social distancing consider some of the less visited national parks and wildlife areas or travel at a less busy time, if possible. Ask Kent for suggestions.
Concerned about flying or want to stay closer to home? Kent will pick you up from your home and create a fun road trip to experience the highlights of your region.
Kent’s most popular tours follow. Collect them all!
Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion
Yosemite and Sequoia
Banff and Jasper (Canadian Rockies)
Polar Bears of Churchill, Canada
Denali and Alaska’s National Parks
Winter Wolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone
Mount Rushmore, Badlands, and the Black Hills
Glacier and Waterton Lakes
Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde
Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef
Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains
Civil War Battlefields
Washington DC Memorials and Monuments
Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades
Redwoods, Crater Lake, and the Oregon Coast
Fall Foliage throughout North America
Acadia and the Canadian Maritimes
Everglades and Florida Keys
Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend
Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Saguaro for spring flowers
Charleston and Savannah
Music Cities Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans
Civil Rights Trail
Ireland’s National Parks
National Parks of Great Britain
Costa Rica’s National Parks
New Zealand's National Parks
BBC film crews (4 guided tours of 28 days each)
Family of the former Secretary of the Treasury
Joint Chiefs of Staff and spouses for Canada and India
Pillar Institute of Learning (7 tours)
Godbey Lecture Series of Southern Methodist University (3 tours)
Vice President of Deutsche Bank
Former Chief Counsel for one of the world's largest companies (2 tours)
Former Texas State Judge (2 tours)
Former Mayor of Nashville
New York business owner (6 tours)
Former President of the University of California System
Nationally known psychologist and son (6 tours)
Prominent Houston family (8 tours)
CEOs, lawyers, doctors and thousands of business owners, teachers,
nurses, engineers, and other park and wildlife lovers
References upon request
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Photo by Kent Taylor
Kent Taylor is a certified tour guide and certified international tour manager through the International Guide Academy, finishing first in his class. He makes his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado but is truly a citizen of the world.
He has been guiding private tours of the national parks since 2004 and is the founder and director of the National Park Society. Kent has also worked with prestigious tour companies including Orbridge, Caravan, and Grand Circle Travel.
Kent is a former park ranger and wildlife researcher and worked for the National Park Service in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier and Garden of the Gods. He also served with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Colorado Division of Wildlife. His education is in Natural Resources Management. Kent is a member of the Association of National Park Rangers.
Kent will share with you great stories from a lifetime of ranger work and travel. He bicycled 1,000 miles across New Zealand, hiked 500 miles across Ireland, trekked to the source of the Holy Ganges River in the Himalayas, spent the night in an Alaskan haunted hotel, almost married the daughter of a Samoan chief, and has survived multiple crossings of the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
Kent is also a photographer and will provide fond memories of your holiday. He keeps up with current events, enjoys music and humor, loves meeting new people, and is accident free for his entire driving history. Travel safely and in good company.
The majority of Kent’s clients are repeat and referral which speaks volumes about the quality of Ranger Kent’s tours. You too will be welcomed and treated like family. Kent's mission is to surpass guest expectations in every way with the focus on safety, authentic experiences, and relationships. Ranger Kent books up early, as does park lodging, so call today for your preferred dates. Kent can be booked by your travel advisor also. See you soon for your next dream vacation with your own private ranger!
The following photos were all taken on tour. Click on image for caption.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Photo by Kent Taylor