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Yellowstone Backpacking Trip

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration: 1 – 7 days

Users Ages: Ages 8+

Info Further information: Private and fully customizable (just your goup)

Backpacking Highlights

  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone in the backcountry
  • Your own local, experienced, backcountry naturalist guide
  • Fully custom-designed hike
  • Difficulty level to match your fitness level
  • Away from the crowds and into the wild
  • Vast wide open spaces and clean mountain air
  • Wilderness and bear safety practices  
  • Learn important backcountry skills such as fording rivers, water filtration, waste disposal/storage, and recreating in bear 
  • Practice “Leave No Trace” principles
  • Safe, fun and educational
Summer 2024 Rates Call to inquire about longer overnight trips!
1 Night / 2 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $200/person
2 Nights / 3 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $300/person
3 Nights / 4 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $400/person
4 Nights / 5 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $500/person
5 Nights / 6 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $600/person
6 Nights / 7 Days
1 - 2 Guests Additional guests $700/person

Backpack through Yellowstone National Park

If you’re looking for a break from the everyday grind or wanting to connect with Nature, there is nothing better for the soul than a good hike through Yellowstone’s wild country, followed by an evening around the campfire and a good night’s sleep alongside a mountain stream.

Yellowstone National Park contains more than 2.2 million acres of beautiful, pristine wilderness with nearly 1,000 miles of excellent hiking trails to explore. We custom-design small, single-party backpacking trips around your schedule, physical abilities, and personal interests.

Hiking with our naturalist guides is an interpretative natural history lesson. You will literally walk through the core of Yellowstone’s wilderness. You will experience wildlife, geology, and breathtaking landscapes, and you will learn how interconnected this ecosystem is. Additionally, you will learn about wilderness navigation, setting up a primitive camp, safe cooking and cleaning practices in bear country, and “leave no trace” wilderness ethics. Our backpacking trips are often somewhat physically challenging, and overcoming those challenges in a place like Yellowstone is extremely rewarding.

Please call so we can discuss what the ideal backpacking trip for you looks like.

Please note: Our backpacking trips are custom-designed around your specific desires, level of difficulty, and schedule; therefore, rates can vary somewhat.

Highly Recommended

We did a 6-day backcountry hike with Emil in early October 2020, and it was wonderful. Emil is a genuinely good person and was a great guide. He not only made it a safer and easier trip, but he also shared his knowledge of the park and its ecosystem with us as we hiked. Taking in Yellowstone from the road provides plenty of spectacular views and wildlife, but actually going into the park's backcountry can be an incredible experience with a guide like Emil.

– Sam, TripAdvisor
Looking forward to the next opportunity to explore...with...Yellowstone Wild!

...Two days was backpacking with Rob along Slough Creek, camping at Second Meadow. Fair warning: This is work with a full pack, and you must be in shape, but oh so worth it. No bugs to worry about this late in the year (early October), but the nights do get cold. Part of the chill was due to having a very clear sky, which meant an avalanche of stars overhead, including the Milky Way shining bright and beautiful. I haven't seen such lovely skies since living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Other highlights included: soaking our feet in the icy Slough Creek until they were numb (great for after a long, hard hike), exploring the area, learning to play Farkle from Rob, and the next day helping a cowboy with his horse pack that had badly slipped. I'm already looking forward to the next opportunity to explore this wonderland with the folks at Yellowstone Wild!

– Spencer Luster, Google Reviews
Amazing backpacking trip

I recently was able to go with Emil for a 9-day backpacking trip in the Greater Yellowstone backcountry. It was the trip of a lifetime - with a slew of different wildlife. Emil pointed out many types of animal tracks as we walked along both on and off trail and he has a special eye for spotting wildlife. The heavy-duty scopes he brings are essential for viewing wildlife well, and blew my binoculars out of the water. We got views and video of grizzlies, goats, deer, and bighorns even when they were at far distances from us. More up close, the highlight was seeing an elusive American Pine Marten. We also did well with birds - I especially cherish a memorable encounter with a Goshawk that perched near us and that we got great views with using the scope. Emil has a great demeanor on the trail and a wealth of knowledge. I'm super thankful for all I learned.

– John N., TripAdvisor
Fantastic backpacking guide

We made a magic 3 day back packing tour in the North East of Yellowstone safely guided by Rob from Yellowstone Wild. He was knowledgeable and hardworking and catered for all our needs. He told us about flowers, birds and habitats and helped us see a lot of wildlife.

– Goran S., TripAdvisor
All in all an unforgettable experience!

7 days- 6 nights was the duration of the backpack trekking undertaken by my daughters and me in Yellowstone pristine wildness, under the expert guidance of Emil. We wanted to immerse ourselves in that environment, far away from the crowds and as close as possible to nature. And we really got it! Moose, beaver, loons, ospreys, swans, magical morning fogs, night wolf howling...and that awesome landscape all around us.. Emil was a knowledgeable, expert, watchful and attentive! Even waking me up with a cup of coffee every morning at first light, once he realised that would be a perfect time for me to take pictures! All in all an unforgettable experience!

– Oscar Ferrandiz, TripAdvisor