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Yellowstone Backpacking Trips

A Yellowstone backpacking tour is the best way to dive in and experience all Yellowstone has to offer. From the park's breathtaking meadow and river systems, to its backcountry geysers, waterfalls, and abundance of wildlife, there is an immense amount to take in. Our multi-day Yellowstone backpacking tours range from 3-day moderate hikes to 7-day off-trail adventures and everything in between. Our guides will go out of their way to show you both the intimate details and big picture of America's first national park.

Our guided Yellowstone backpacking tours are all-inclusive journeys that combine fantastic guides, excellent meals, top-of-the-line gear, local transportation, and exhilarating hiking to create an unforgettable experience! Check out our list of trips below, and if you're not sure where to begin give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) and one of our adventure consultants will be happy to help point you in the right direction.

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Bechler River Traverse
Bechler River Traverse
Waterfalls • Geysers & Hotsprings • Wildlife
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 4
Duration: 5-6 days
Distance: 34mi / 55km
Per Person: $1315-$1545

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Yellowstone Spring/Fall Trekking Adventure
Spring/Fall Trekking Adventure
Famous Rivers • Wildlife • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 4
Duration: 3-4 days
Distance: 25mi / 40km
Per Person: $915-$1125

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Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan
Heart Lake - Mt Sheridan
Thermals • Wildlife • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 3
Duration: 3 days
Distance: 23mi / 37km
Per Person: $915

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Gallatin Crest Hike
Gallatin Crest
Classic Views • Wildlife • Peak Ascents
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 5
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 24+mi / 39+km
Per Person: $1315

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Heart Lake to Snake River Loop
Guides Choice Award
Heart Lake - Snake River Loop
Thermals • Wildlife • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3 or 4
Solitude: Level 4
Duration: 4-5 days
Distance: 30+mi / 48+km
Per Person: $1125-$1315

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Mountain Country Trek
Mountain Country Trek
Alpine Hiking • Classic Views • Wildlife
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty:   Level 4
Solitude: Level 3 or 4
Duration: 3-5 days
Distance: 25+mi / 40+km
Per Person: $915 - $1315

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Shoshone Lake Geyser Basin
Shoshone Lake Geyser Basin
Geysers • Wildlife • Lakes and Rivers
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 3
Duration: 2-3 days
Distance: 20mi / 32km
Per Person: $615-$915

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Yellowstone's Thorofare Country
The Thorofare
Wildlife • Famous Rivers • Mountain Solitude
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 4
Solitude: Level 5
Duration: 7 days
Distance: 50mi / 80km
Per Person: $1650

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Gallatin Skyline
Gallatin Skyline
Wildlife • Classic Views • Peak Ascents
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 5
Solitude: Level 5
Duration: 7 days
Distance: 42+mi / 68+km
Per Person: $1650

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Observation Peak Trek
Observation Peak Trek
Wildlife • Classic Views • Family Friendly
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 2
Solitude: Level 3
Duration: 2-3 days
Distance: 14mi / 22km
Per Person: $615-$915

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More Yellowstone trip styles
Portered Yellowstone Hiking Tour
Stock/Porter Assisted Trips

Our Yellowstone portered trips and llama treks are opportunities to explore Yellowstone National Park's magical backcountry without the heavy burden of a large backpack. They are all-inclusive journeys into a wonderland of wildlife, vast meadow systems, soaring peaks, deep blue lakes, waterfallas, geysers and hot springs. These trips ar excellent family trips and can easily be added onto a longer trip or work as a standalone Yellowstone experience.

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Basecamp Yellowstone Hiking Tour
Basecamp Tour

Our Yellowstone Basecamp Tour is an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor experience camping under the stars, hike different areas of the park to hit a diversity of highlights, see what we consider the best of Yellowstone, and enjoy amenities like showers, campfires, comfortable camping and fresh foods. All gear and meals are provided, as well as local transportation. Our expert guides are ready to show you all Yellowstone has to offer!

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Inn-based Yellowstone Hiking Trip
Inn-based Tours

Join us for an unforgettable and optimally comfortable hiking experience of Yellowstone National Park! Our inn-based Yellowstone hiking tours combine the best of Yellowstone's thermals, geysers, waterfalls, pristine landscapes, and wildlife on a series of day hikes. Each evening we stay in hotels, inns or lodges and enjoy well-earned meals at local lodges and restaurants. All meals, gear, accommodations and local transportation included.

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Yellowstone Day Hike Tours
Day Hikes

Make the most of your time in Yellowstone on a guided Yellowstone day hike tour! Choose from 5 different options ranging from easy hikes through geyser basins like our Mammoth Hot Springs Hike to long, challenging hikes like the Sepulcher Mountain Loop. All Yellowstone Day Hikes include use of a backpack, trekking poles and bear spray cannisters. A picnic lunch and trail snacks are also included.

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Yellowstone Ski and Snowshoe Tours
Ski and Snowshoe Tours

There's no winter destination more magical and pristine than Yellowstone National Park. Snow blankets the landscape, where thermals thaw vegetation for wildlife like elk and bison to graze. Wolves, mountain lions and other predators lay in wait for animals to become vulnerable in the deep snow. Geysers spray high over the winter scene and waterfalls freeze solid. Explore this amazing world on skis or snowshoes, led by our expert guides, and enjoy comfortable Yellowstone lodging each evening.

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Wind River Range and Jackson Hole Hikes
Beyond Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is just the most well-known part of a massive and wild area known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Together the Wind River Range, Gros Ventre Range near Jackson Hole, and the Wyoming Range comprise a significant and stunning portion of the region's best mountain ranges. Rich with wildlife, breathtaking mountains, rivers, lakes, meadows and high peaks, these trips are world-class! Join us for a backpacking trip or llama trek beyond Yellowstone!

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