Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone

4 Days | Avoid the crowds and spot more wildlife at Yellowstone

Walking & trekking
USD $1,605
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See the best of Yellowstone during spring and fall when there are less tourists and local wildlife is more active. Hike to the junction of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River, traverse the Black Canyon, which runs along the drier and warmer northern boundary of the park, and admire cascading waterfalls. World-class trout waters, great hiking, and abundant wildlife are just some of the hallmarks of this tour which includes camping with views of the Yellowstone River. If you’re interested in early season Yellowstone hiking and camping adventure, this tour is for you.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking And Backpacking In Yellowstone including United States Of America
Jackson, United States
Jackson, United States
Walking & trekking
United States
Physical rating
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Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 8
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • During spring and fall at Yellowstone, there are fewer tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for nature lovers.
  • Enjoy a free day to discover Yellowstone your way. Your expert leader is on hand to guide you through nearby trails suitable to group fitness level and interests.
  • Keep your eyes open along the trail for the chance to spot bison, elk, deer, wolves, coyotes, black bears, grizzly bears, and more.
  • Fall asleep listening to sound of tumbling waters and soak up the pristine natural surroundings as you spend the night at comfortable camps along the banks of the Yellowstone River.
  • Enjoy freshly prepared, delicious backcountry dinners prepared by your leader and admire sparkling stars overhead if the weather is clear.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hiking and activities.
  • This trip involves hikes ranging in distance from 4.5-9 miles (7.5-14 km) per day with a total trip distance of up to 20 miles (32 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 1000 feet (305 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this tour you will be required to carry a backpack weighting approximately 35-45 lb (15-20 kg).
  • Yellowstone can get cold at this time of year and snow is not uncommon so be prepared for changeable weather and possibly rainy days. Suitable 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.


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4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle


Backcountry camping (3 nights)

  • Shuttle from Jackson Hole
  • Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge Visit
  • Hellroaring Creek Valley hike
  • Guided Backpacking experience - Yellowstone National Park
  • Crevice Lake hike
  • Knowles Falls hike
  • Blacktail Deer Creek hike
  • Shuttle to Jackson Hole

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Important notes

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. 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.

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 tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone
USD $1,605