Why Wildland Trekking: Yellowstone and Beyond

1. #1 Outdoor Company in Yellowstone on Trip Advisor
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With more than 9,000 people joining our tours annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are the #1 rated Yellowstone tour company on Trip Advisor: click here to see the page. Our Yellowstone trips have also been featured in Backpacker Magazine and in Sunset Magazine. Additionally, you can read more guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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We've been accredited members of the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Click here to see our Trip Advisor pageto check out our BBB page!

3. Exceptional Certified Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees (not independent contractors), conduct periodic staff trainings, and require current medical certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

4. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide exceptional meals we customize our menus depending on the preferences of the group, and we never use freeze-dried backpacking meals - you can expect hearty, delicious meals that will optimally fuel and inspire you during your trip! We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets.

As for gear, we provide equipment with a retail value of approximately $1,000 per guest. That's because we use only the best - Osprey and Deuter backpacks, Sierra Designs and Mountain Hardware tents, Sierra Designs sleeping bags, Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads, and MSR stoves and cookware.

5. Comprehensive Risk Management
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All of our guides are either certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a satellite phone. We require new guides to attend a comprehensive training to ensure they meet our standard of quality before putting them in the field, then we monitor their performance closely through post-trip evaluations and debriefs. Finally we have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

6. Forgiving Transfer and Refund Policy
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We understand life can be unpredictable at times, and that plans can change. Some companies require 50% or more non-refundable deposits, but we ask for only $500 deposits and have a tiered refund policy that allows you to cancel more than 60 days out with only a $100 administration fee. For last minute emergencies we offer future trip credits on a case by case basis.

7. Knowledgeable and Timely Customer Service
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We have 12 knowledgeable Adventure Consultants ready to help you find the right trip and get prepared for it. All are experienced hikers and travelers (many of them guides), so the assistance they provide is grounded in real wilderness and world experience. Also, we're open everyday so you can get answers to your questions any day of the week!

8. All-inclusive Tours
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Many tour companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included.

9. Online Gear & Apparel Store to Outfit Your Trip
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Wildland Trekking Outfitters is an online gear and apparel store specifically designed to support our guests in preparing for their trips. We invite you to take advantage of the simplicity and convenience of outfitting your trip from the comfort of your home! The inventory is very high quality and we stand by all of the products carried in the store.

10. A Lifetime of Tour Options
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Our tour offerings range from strenuous, off-trail backpacking adventures - to on-trail, moderate hiking and backpacking trips - to inn-based and basecamp hiking vacations. Our destinations range from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, with the Desert Southwest and Rockies in between. And our Global Destinations include Peru, Ecuador, Patagonia, Nepal and Iceland. This diversity allows you to enjoy the world's inspiring landscapes in a variety of ways and at different times in your life, and we hope you'll sample them all!

11. Strong Conservation Mission
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Every time you do a hiking trip with us you're helping to conserve wild landscapes for our kids and for future generations. We donate significantly to conservation efforts worldwide. Learn more by going to Our Mission page.

12. 10% Discount Off Any Trip After Your First
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When you hike with us you'll receive a Lifetime Family Membership entitling you, your spouse and your kids to a 10% discount off any future Wildland Trekking trip.


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"I would like to thank Wildland Trekking for another great hike! I just completed my 6th hike with Wildland in the past 2 years and must say the hikes just keep getting better every time. Our guide, Wes Shifrin was great. The dedication Wes showed to our group over the seven day hike to make this the best hike ever was very impressive. Wes was up at dawn to have coffee and water ready and to start breakfast. His attention to all our needs while hiking, helping with adjusting packs, assisting a couple of us with medical treatment for blisters and always concerned on how everyone was doing on days with longer hikes was outstanding. But the highlight of the trip was experiencing Yellowstone with a great group of fellow hikers. The bond was instant and could not have chosen a better group of people to hike with. The long nights sitting around the campfire cracking on each other were memorable; even Wes was not safe from the razzing. Another great memory was the night that we stayed up looking at the amazing Yellowstone night sky and stargazing while naming the constellations. What a great trip!!!!" - Tim R.

"I'm going to start off this review by mentioning that I have traveled all over the world and have done numerous long hikes on 6 different continents. I have a lot of hiking experience to compare this particular hike to. With that being said... This was, hands down, the BEST hiking experience I have ever had. I just came off of the 7 day Thorofare hike with Wes Shifrin as our guide. A guide can make or break a trip and in this case, our guide made this trip exceed my expectations in every way possible. Wes was so professional, wise beyond his years, so informative with everything involving Yellowstone and backpacking, and most important of all, always put our safety and enjoyment first. The first thing he said to us at the group meeting before our hike was "We are all alone out there for 7 days together. For those 7 days, we are family. Look out for one another." And treat us like family and look out for us, he did. Spectacular guide whose training and quality of work exceeds the standard set in his field. As far as the hike and the scenery go... Wow!!! I can't begin to describe what it was like being on a hike for seven days and not coming across a single soul except for a couple of park rangers. The views were spectacular and I don't think another hiking experience will top being out in the remote wilderness, sleeping in your tent, and having wolves, coyotes, and elk howling all around you. You have not camped until you've experienced that. Incredible experience. Awesome food. Lots of laughs. Great people. An experience that I will treasure for a lifetime. I will be recommending this company to EVERYONE." - Gina R.

"The Yellowstone Basecamp tour was awesome! The guides were very knowledgeable, experienced, and patient with us beginners. All aspects of the trip (hiking, gear, camp, food, etc.) were well planned and our guides had great execution. I was very pleased with my decision to book with Wildland and look forward to a future trip with your company. I have been the envy of many since my return!" - Chad K.