Map of Yellowstone Hiking Experience  including United States Of America

See the best of Yellowstone on three unique hikes

Take in incredible viewpoints, the most well-known and spectacular geysers, plunging waterfalls, pristine rivers and lakes, wildlife, and the vast meadow systems of Yellowstone National Park on an inn-based hiking tour. Reach the summit of Mount Washburn, take in the glittering expanse of Yellowstone Lake, and soak up the sights and sounds of Fairy Falls. After each day’s hike, enjoy fine dining and cosy accommodation in hand-picked lodges, with the option for moon-lit walks or relaxation after spending each day in the great outdoors.


Start
Jackson, United States
Finish
Jackson, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Code
SKXE
Physical rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2, Max 10

Why you'll love this trip

  • Hike to one of the most beautiful lookout spots in the park, the summit of Mt. Washburn, and take in the views of Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak.

  • Drive to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and take a short stroll to Artist Point for more phenomenal waterfall views.

  • Take in the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America.

  • Keep an eye out for bison as you inhale the fresh scent of the pine forest and walk past enormous boulders where are home to a colony of yellow-bellied marmots.

  • Explore the Upper Geyser Basin which is home to more than half the world’s geysers, including what is the arguably the most famous one, Old Faithful.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a walking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included walks and activities.

  • Yellowstone boasts warm summers but be prepared for colder evenings and possibly rainy days. Good clothing and appropriate footwear are a must.

  • On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Apr 2022 to 31 Dec 2022.
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After pick up at Jackson Hole accommodation, take in the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America. The hike begins at Indian Pond, a favourite locale for bison, and continues through a lodge pole pine forest to a bluff overlooking the picturesque shore of this hydrothermal fed lake. Before completing your loop, walk past enormous boulders, which are home to a colony of yellow-bellied marmots. If you are lucky, you may see one basking in the sun. From here, jump back in the van for a drive to Old Faithful and explore the diverse array of geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin.
Included Activities
  • Indian Pond to Storm Point hike
  • Upper Geyser Basin - Old Faithful Geyser visit
  • Shuttle from Jackson Hole
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Today’s walking distance is approx imately 10kms (6 miles) with minimal elevation gain.
Kick-start your day with one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, a hike to the summit of Mt. Washburn at over 10,000 feet. The trail to the summit travels through picturesque subalpine parkland where wildflowers cover the grass and bighorn sheep are sometimes seen grazing in nearby meadows. Enjoy spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak. From here, you will drive to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for a short stroll out to Artist Point for phenomenal waterfall views.
Accommodation
  • Mountain Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mt. Washburn summit hike
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - Artist Point hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s walking distance is approximately 10kms (6 miles) with a 425m (1400 feet) elevation gain.
Your final day’s hike takes you through classic Yellowstone meadows and lodgepole pine forests to Fairy Falls, a 200-foot waterfall plunging off a pine-studded cliff. Soak up the sights and sounds of Fairy Falls before your tour ends with a stop at the Grand Prismatic overlook. The Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in the United States and one of the most iconic features in the park. It is a great way to close out your Yellowstone adventure before a relaxing shuttle ride back to Jackson where your trip comes to an end.
Included Activities
  • Fairy Falls hike
  • Grand Prismatic overlook visit
  • Shuttle to Jackson Hole
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Today’s walking distance is approximately 9kms (5.5 miles) with a 60m (200 feet) elevation gain.

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Indian Pond to Storm Point hike
  • Upper Geyser Basin - Old Faithful Geyser visit
  • Shuttle from Jackson Hole
  • Mt. Washburn summit hike
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - Artist Point hike
  • Fairy Falls hike
  • Grand Prismatic overlook visit
  • Shuttle to Jackson Hole

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

1. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
2. Travellers on this particular trip are not required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
6. Please note, pre-trip orientation meeting will take place at 5:00 PM day before trip starts via conference call. Early on the morning of day 1, you will be picked up from Mountain Modern Inn, in Jackson. We recommend you book a pre tour night in that hotel.
7. A single supplement is available. The single supplement applies to all nights of the trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential trip information

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