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 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and one of our adventure consultants will be happy to help point you in the right direction.
America's first national park, Yellowstone is perhaps also its most famous. Roadside wildlife, spewing geysers, gurgling mud pots, thundering waterfalls, vast meadow systems...there's a lot to see! Which is why 4+ million people per year are also visiting this national park. Yellowstone backpacking trips allow guests to get away from the busy highways and tourist spots and explore the heart of Yellowstone, its amazing backcountry. Bacpacking allows adventurous visitors to see many of the same highlights as everyone else but in a wilderness setting, where we have it almost all to ourselves.
Our Yellowstone backpacking adventures are all-inclusive, small group hiking vacations that take guests deep into the wilderness. We provide nearly everything, so our guests can just show up and hike! Our award-winning guides are the best in the industry; our gear is top-of-the-line; and our backcountry cooking regularly blows people away. This quality is evidenced by the fact we hold #1 spots on 5 different national park Trip Advisor pages. When you join a Wildland backpacking tour, you can expect an unforgettable trip provided with excellence.
The short answer is "no." Many people backpack Yellowstone on their own every year, and many people join guided Yellowstone backpacking trips. So what is the benefit of joining a guided tour? There are many. For one, guests are able to travel light and not worry about permits, meals, gear, transportation...etc. Second, our guests learn far more about Yellowstone than they would on their own, as the guides bring it to life through stories, knowledge and their personal passion. Third, Yellowstone is grizzly country, and going with an experienced guide who has spent plenty of time in grizzly country can't be overestimated.