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Yellowstone Hiking & Backpacking Tours

Join us in Yellowstone for the hiking adventure of a lifetime! We offer guided Yellowstone hikes that are all-inclusive, expert-designed and expert-led. Our offerings include Yellowstone backpacking trips, Yellowstone llama treks, basecamp Yellowstone hiking tours, inn-based Yellowstone hiking tours, Yellowstone winter tours, and Yellowstone day hikes.

Yellowstone's backcountry offers a stunning array of highlights including abundant wildlife; geysers, mud pots and hot springs; vast meadow systems; pristine rivers, streams and lakes; towering mountain peaks; and a tangible, invigorating sense of wildness. All of our expert-guided trips are designed to show you the magic of America's first national park and to make your visit unforgettable!

Check out our array of available Yellowstone day hikes and backpacking options below to find the perfect hiking tour for you.

Yellowstone Hiking Tours

Yellowstone Backpacking Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Spring/Fall Trekking Adventure 3-4 days 25mi (40km) 25-35 lbs
Bechler River Traverse 5-6 days 34mi (55km) 30-40 lbs
Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan 3 days 23mi (37km) 25-35 lbs
Gallatin Crest Traverse 5 days 24+mi (39+km) 30-40 lbs
Heart Lake to Snake River 4-5 days 30+mi (48+km) 30-40 lbs
Mountain Country Trek 3-5 days 25+mi (40+km) 25-35 lbs
Shoshone Lake and Geyser Basin 3 days 20+mi (32+km) 25-35 lbs
The Thorofare 7 days 50mi (80km) 35-45 lbs
Gallatin Skyline 7 days 42+mi (68+km) 35-45 lbs
Observation Peak Trek 2-3 days 14mi (22km) 15-35 lbs

Yellowstone Llama Treks

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Bechler Llama Traverse 5 or 6 days 32+mi (51+km) 10 lbs
Heart Lake Llama Trek 6 days 52+mi (84+km) 10 lbs
Dunanda Falls 3 or 4 days 19+mi (31+km) 10 lbs
Bechler Meadows Loop 5 or 7 days 30+mi (48+km) 10 lbs
Lamar River Adventure 4 days 27.7mi (44.5km) 10 lbs
Sportsman Lake 5 days 33mi (53km) 10 lbs
Dailey - Big Horn Peak 3 days 18mi (29km) 10 lbs
Black Canyon Llama Trek 4 days 25mi (40km) 10 lbs

Yellowstone Fishing Trips

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yellowstone River 4 days 12mi (19km) 10 lbs
Slough Creek 4 days 18mi (29km) 10 lbs
Lamar River 4 days 12mi (19km) 10 lbs
Gardner River 4 days 14mi (23km) 10 lbs

Yellowstone Basecamp Tour

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yellowstone Basecamp Tour 5 days 30mi (48km) 10 lbs

Yellowstone Inn-based Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
3 Day Inn-based Tour 3 days 20mi (32km) 10 lbs
Best of Yellowstone Tour 5 days 30mi (48km) 10 lbs
Yellowstone Ski Tour 4-5 days 20+mi (32+km) 10 lbs
Yellowstone Snowshoe Tour 4-5 days 17+mi (27+km) 10 lbs

Yellowstone Day Hike Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Bunsen Peak 5-7 hours 4-7mi (6-11km) 10 lbs
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 4-7 hours 2-6mi (3-10km) 10 lbs
Lonestar Geyser 5-7 hours 5.5mi (9km) 10 lbs
Mystic Falls Loop 5-7 hours 6-8mi (9-12km) 10 lbs
Snake River Day Hike 7-9 hours 10-12mi (16-19km) 10 lbs
Fairy Falls 5-7 hours 6-8mi (9-12km) 10 lbs
Cave & Bechler Falls 5-7 hours 4-7mi (6-11km) 10 lbs

Yellowstone Ski & Snowshoe Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Yellowstone Ski Tour 4-5 days 20+mi (32+km) 10 lbs
Yellowstone Snowshoe Tour 4-5 days 17+mi (27+km) 10 lbs
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Yellowstone Llama Treks
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On our Llama Supported trips your gear is carried by pack llamas, allowing you to hike with only a light day pack and enjoy a greater diversity of fresh foods than on a backpacking trip.
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Yellowstone Ski and Snowshoe Tours
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Discover the magic of winter in Yellowstone on one of our Inn-based Yellowstone Winter Tours. We offer an all-around Yellowstone experience including geysers, wildlife, frozen waterfalls and more!
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Why Hike Yellowstone with Us?

1. #1 Outdoor Activity in Yellowstone on Trip Advisor
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With more than 800 guests joining our Yellowstone hiking tours annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are the top-rated tour company at Yellowstone National Park on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor page. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. Exceptional Certified Yellowstone Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best Yellowstone hiking guides and Yellowstone backpacking guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded hiking guides, hire them as employees, comply with all labor laws, conduct extensive staff trainings, and require current medical and professional 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 Yellowstone hiking tour into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each hiking guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

3. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide fantastic food to our guests we customize our menus based on the preferences of the group, and we do not use dehydrated backpacking meals - you can expect abundant, delicious food to fuel and motivate you on your Yellowstone hiking trip! We also regularly accommodate specialty diets.

Gear must be optimally dependable, durable and functional, so we purchase from only the best outdoor gear companies like Osprey, Black Diamond, and MSR. Our Yellowstone backpacking trips include equipment with a retail value of up to $1,000 per guest.

4. Comprehensive Risk Management
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Safety on our Yellowstone hiking tours is the number one priority. All Yellowstone hiking guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a state-of-the-art emergency communication device. We also 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.

5. All-inclusive Tours
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Some Yellowstone hiking 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 Yellowstone trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included. (Some Yellowstone day hike tours meet inside the Park at trailiheads.)

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The Yellowstone Wilderness Experience

When you think of a wilderness, you might think about miles of fields lined with trees stretching to the sky, gorgeous snow-capped peaks, exquisite wildlife or flowing waterfalls. With over 1,000 miles of hiking trails, Yellowstone National Park has it all. Millions of visitors trek across the vast expanse of Yellowstone National Park each year to enjoy flora and fauna, exquisite views, and rich cultural history — and Wildland Trekking is here to help you experience it.

Whether you want to take a well-traversed path through the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone or experience the deep solitude of Bunsen Peak, our experts will take you to some of the most phenomenal views in America. Each of our day hikes and overnight backpacking adventures offers a unique look at the real Yellowstone — the flower-filled fields, luxurious hot springs, expansive woodlands and so much more — as it was meant to be experienced, and at a skill level that's right for beginners and experienced backpacking experts alike.

Experience Yellowstone With an Expert-Guided Tour

Our expert-guided hiking and backpacking trips allow you to explore the vast regions of Yellowstone more profoundly and safely than you could on your own. Because many trails are more than 7,000 feet above sea level, most areas remain snow-covered until June or July. Many paths also require fording cold, deep rivers. Our experts are trained according to high safety standards to guide you through these areas at a pace that fits your needs. You can relax and enjoy all that Yellowstone National Park has to offer while we take care of the rest.

Not only will our professionals help you explore Yellowstone more intensely and safely, but they'll also offer you unique learning opportunities as you discover the vibrant history behind the park, as well as the area's geology, ecology and impressive facts that make Yellowstone unique. You won't find such a rich and comprehensive learning adventure anywhere else.

Book Now to Begin Your Yellowstone Adventure

If you've always wanted to explore the vast wilderness of Yellowstone but weren't sure where to begin, look no further than Wildland Trekking and our vast range of affordable Yellowstone hiking tours and backpacking options.

At Wildland Trekking, we do more than offer guided hikes across Yellowstone — we take the stress of planning out of your entire vacation. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous views as our guides provide all the meals, top-quality gear, local transportation, expert knowledge, and comprehensive risk management you'll need throughout your time at the park.

If you need any more information or have questions for our team, we're happy to help. Contact us today or book one of our Yellowstone hiking tours now to begin your once-in-a-lifetime journey with Wildland Trekking!

Why Join a Guided Hiking Trip in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone is a huge national park (it's bigger than some states!) with literally countless options for hiking and backpacking trips. It also has significant objective hazards including grizzly bears and other potentially aggressive wildlife, geothermal features, potentially extreme weather, river crossings and more. By going with a guided tour company, you can choose from proven trips that were selected by experts, and enjoy those trips with a maximum level of safety. You also don't have to travel with gear, worry about permits, plan menus, or figure out local transportation. You can show up stress-free and focus 100% on enjoying your Yellowstone hiking vacation!

What Type of Trip Should I Join?

We offer Yellowstone backpacking trips, Yellowstone llama treks, inn-based and basecamp hiking tours, ski and snowshoe tours, and day hikes. That's a lot to choose from! If you want to experience the deep wilderness of the Park and sleep under the stars, then consider a backpacking trip or llama trek. If you want an all-around experience of all Yellowstone has to offer, we recommend an inn-based or basecamp tour. If you're visiting in winter, or want to experience Yellowstone in its most pristine season, a ski or snowshoe tour is the way to go. Finally, if you're in Yellowstone for a short time and want to maximize your visit, a day hike is a popular choice.

When is the Best Time to Hike Yellowstone?

Yellowstone is an excellent destination for a hiking vacation from May through October, with the prime months being July, August and September. Early season, May and June, is an excellent time for backpacking trips in certain areas of the Park, as well as inn-based and basecamp tours. July through October is wonderful for all trip styles, and September and October are particularly nice with much thinned out crowds and active wildlife. Yellowstone ski and snowshoe tours are best in December, January and February.