Yellowstone Guided Backpacking Trips 2017-2018
Guided Backpacking Adventures in Yellowstone - 2017-2018

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Yellowstone Guided Backpacking Tours 2017-2018
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Trail Guides Yellowstone offers a variety of guided day hikes and backpacking tours to some of the best destinations in all of Yellowstone. You'll travel in the footsteps of the iconic bison, the elusive gray wolf and the powerful grizzly bear. Visit spectacular thermal features that inspired colorful stories among the earliest explorers to this unique region. Take an unforgettable journey across pristine landscapes that make this one-of-a-kind national park a backpacker's paradise.

NOTE: Every backcountry trip in Yellowstone requires a permit. There are just over 300 backcountry campsites located throughout Yellowstone. Because of the high demand for these campsites it's best to book your trip early. Please call or email us with any questions.
Tel: +1-406-595-1823 or info@trailguidesyellowstone.com

Trail Guides Yellowstone is an authorized permit holder for Yellowstone National Park.

Custom Backpacking Trips Are Also Available
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2017-2018 Yellowstone Backpacking Trip Locations

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone - Overview
Price: $675 - $875 per person

Includes equipment rentals and food (while backpacking).
Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).


You'll spend 3 to 4 days hiking beside the Yellowstone River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the U.S., as it passes into the heart of the rugged Black Canyon. This is one of the best early season backpacking destination in all of Yellowstone. Read the trip details

Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

May 8-10

3 Days/2 Nights

20 mi/32 km

Moderate

May 15-18

4 Days/3 Nights

30 mi/48 km

Moderate/Difficult

May 22-24

3 Days/2 Nights

20 mi/32 km

Moderate

June 12-15

4 Days/3 Nights

30 mi/48 km

Moderate/Difficult

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Email us for details: info@trailguidesyellowstone.com

Slough Creek, Northeast Yellowstone

Slough Creek - Overview
Price: $675 per person

Includes equipment rentals and food (while backpacking).
Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).

Located in the northeast section of Yellowstone the Slough Creek Trail takes you through three beautiful meadows where you're likely to see a variety of wildlife, including; grizzly and black bears, bison, elk, wolves and coyotes. Sugarloaf and Cutoff Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to this premier backpacking destination. Slough Creek also offers fly fishermen the chance to hunt for rainbow and cutthroat trout in its blue ribbon waters.

*NOTE: The June 19-21st trip to Slough Creek was created for those who would like to fly fish. All skill levels are welcome.

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Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

May 29-31

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy to Moderate

June 5-7

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy to Moderate

June 19-21*

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy to Moderate

June 26-28

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy to Moderate

Sept 11-13

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy to Moderate

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Email us for details: info@trailguidesyellowstone.com

Shelf Lake, Northwest Yellowstone

Shelf Lake - Overview - FULL
Price: $675 per person
Includes equipment rentals and food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).
Hike to one of Yellowstone's highest lakes—Shelf Lake is nestled in the very northwest corner of the park just below the spectacular Sky Rim Trail at 9,150 feet. We'll follow the Specimen Creek Trail to this beautiful alpine lake where we'll spend a day exploring the neighboring peaks (optional hikes to either Bighorn Peak or Sheep Mountain). Read the trip details

Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

July 10-12 - FULL

3 Days/2 Nights

23 mi/37 km

Difficult

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Email us for details: info@trailguidesyellowstone.com

Gallatin Traverse, Northwest Yellowstone

Gallatin Traverse or Gallatin Loop - Overview
Price: $875 - $1,375 per person
Includes equipment rentals and food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).
The Gallatin Traverse is located in the northwest corner of Yellowstone and meanders through sagebrush flats, high alpine meadows and quiet valleys that roll on for miles. Read the trip details

Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

July 24-27

4 Days/3 Nights

23.5 mi/37.8 km

Difficult

Aug 13-19 - Loop

7 Days/6 Nights

41 mi/66 km

Difficult

Aug 29 - Sept 1

4 Days/3 Nights

23.5 mi/37.8 km

Difficult

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Heart Lake, Southeast Yellowstone

Heart Lake & Mount Sheridan - Overview
Price: $675 - $1,125 per person

Includes equipment rentals and food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP is included in the 5-day trip on Aug 8th.

Heart Lake is located in the south central region of Yellowstone in the Snake River drainage. On this backpacking trip you'll experience a little of everything; remote thermal features, a beautiful lake filled with sizable trout and a lofty peak that provides unforgettable views of Yellowstone and beyond.
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Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

July 17-19

3 Days/2 Nights

23 mi/37 km

Difficult

July 31-Aug 4

5 Days/4 Nights

32.5 mi/52 km

Difficult

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Thorofare Region, Southeast Yellowstone

Thorofare Region - Overview - FULL
Price: $1,475 per person

Includes equipment rentals, food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).

This backpacking trip will take you on a grand tour through one of the best kept secrets in all of Yellowstone. We'll travel by boat to our starting point at the very southeastern end of Yellowstone Lake. From here we'll begin our 7-day journey across miles of endless wilderness that's sure to satisfy your sense of wanderlust.
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Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

Aug 6-12 - FULL

7 Days/6 Nights

47.5 mi/ 76 km

Easy to Moderate

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Bechler River Trail, SW Yellowstone

Bechler Region/Cascade Corner - Overview
Price: $1,275 per person

Includes equipment rentals, food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).

The Bechler Region is known for its abundant waterfalls, big meadows and numerous hot springs. This five day adventure is a Yellowstone classic you won't want to miss. It's a very popular destination and we encourage our guests to register early for this trip. Read the trip details

Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

Aug 21-25

5 Days/4 Nights

39.2 mi/63 km

Easy to Moderate

Sept 4-8 FULL

5 Days/4 Nights

39.2 mi/63 km

Easy to Moderate

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Pebble Creek, Northeast Yellowstone

Pebble Creek - Overview
Price: $675 per person

Includes equipment rentals, food (while backpacking). Round-trip transportation from Bozeman to YNP. Discounts for lodging in Bozeman are also available for our guests. Please call or email us for details. If you provide your own backpacking equipment and food you will receive a $200 discount (per person).

The Pebble Creek Trail is located in the very northeast corner of the park along the rugged border of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. During the trip we'll hike to the top of Bliss Pass where you'll have a spectacular view across this beautiful and isolated valley. Read the trip details

Trip Dates 2017

Duration

Distance

Difficulty Rating

Aug 7-9

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy-Difficult

Sept 18-20

3 Days/2 Nights

14 mi/22 km

Easy-Difficult

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Custom guided backpacking trips are available
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Deposit, Refund & Cancellation Policies
A deposit of $350 per person is required prior to the start of each trip.
For groups of 4 or more the deposit is $1,000 to reserve a trip.
The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the trip date.
If you book a tour less than 60 days prior to the trip date the full amount is due.

Trips cancelled up to 60 days prior to the tour date will have the initial deposit returned. Trips cancelled between 60 and 30 days will receive a 50% refund on the total package price. Trips cancelled less than 30 days from the start date are non refundable.*
Cancellations must be made in writing or by email.
Refunds will be issued within 90 days from the cancellation date.

* You may reschedule your trip if necessary. Email us for details.

Trail Guides, LLC reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to the start date.
Under these circumstances we will refund the entire amount of the trip, including the deposit. However, we cannot be held liable for individual travel expenses such as; airfare, rental cars, equipment, meals, trip insurance, travel visas, medical expenses, etc.


NOTE: All backpacking trips are operated rain or shine. Because of the remote locations in which these trips are conducted our schedule can vary depending on a variety of conditions but we make every effort to adhere to the itineraries outlined above. The park service may close backcountry areas, campsites and trails due to bear, flood or wildfire activity. If a tour is cancelled for reasons beyond our control we will issue a credit for a trip of equal value.

Cell service is very inconsistent throughout the park and we may not be able to contact you if we’re running late or vice versa. Wildlife and other unforeseen circumstances including, but not limited to; traffic jams, wildfires, animals, accidents, etc. can significantly delay our/your travel time to the designated meeting points, but we make every effort to be on time. Please be patient. Delays are inevitable in Yellowstone but we cannot be held liable for these unexpected inconveniences. On the day your trip begins you are required to wait for your guide a minimum of 2-3 hours from the appointed start time unless otherwise instructed. Day hikes and backpacking trips are non-refundable under these circumstances.

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Tel: 1-406-595-1823
Email: info@trailguidesyellowstone.com



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