Now is the Time to Book Backpacking Trips at Yellowstone Park


If you have always dreamed of exploring the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park in a unique and immersive way, then now is the perfect time to start planning your backpacking trip. Between now and mid-February, we are in the process of putting together our backpacking trips so that we can secure the best campsites by the end of February. Backpacking offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the heart of Yellowstone, allowing you to explore its backcountry geyser basins, majestic waterfalls, stunning valley and mountain vistas, and peaks that are visited by less than 3% of the park’s visitors.

Explore the Hidden Gems

Backpacking is a great way to visit the heart of Yellowstone, taking you off the beaten path and allowing you to explore the hidden gems that many visitors never see. While the iconic geysers and landscapes of the park are undeniably awe-inspiring, there is so much more to discover. By embarking on a backpacking trip, you have the chance to venture deep into the wilderness and experience the park in a truly immersive way. Imagine stumbling upon a secluded geyser basin, surrounded by untouched nature and serene beauty, with no crowds of tourists in sight. These hidden treasures are waiting to be explored and are best accessed through backpacking.

Family-Friendly Adventures

Backpacking is not just for the experienced hikers and thrill-seekers; it is also a wonderful opportunity for families to bond and create lifelong memories. Our backpacking trips offer family-friendly options, allowing you to unplug the kids from their devices and immerse them in nature. We have designed our trips to cater to families with children as young as four years old, with super easy campsites available. Whether it’s roasting marshmallows around the campfire, spotting wildlife together, or embarking on a family adventure to a stunning waterfall, our backpacking trips provide a unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family.

The Ultimate Escape from the Modern World

In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, finding moments of tranquility and escape can be challenging. Yellowstone National Park offers a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and backpacking allows you to immerse yourself fully in this natural wonderland. As you hike through the park’s pristine trails, surrounded by towering mountains and pristine forests, you will feel a sense of peace and serenity that is difficult to find elsewhere. Switching off your devices, and instead, tuning into the sounds of nature and the beauty surrounding you, rejuvenates the mind and soul.

A Photographer’s Dream

Yellowstone National Park is a playground for photographers, with stunning landscapes, unique geothermal features, and abundant wildlife. Backpacking provides ample opportunities for photographers to capture these incredible moments in all their glory. From photographing the erupting geysers at sunrise to capturing the majestic beauty of wildlife in their natural habitat, every turn of the trail presents a new photographic opportunity. Our backpacking trips allow photographers ample time to scout for the perfect vantage point and truly appreciate the beauty of Yellowstone through their lens.

Time to Plan and Book

With the popularity of backpacking trips in Yellowstone, it is essential to plan and book your trip in advance. By securing your spot now, you ensure that you can secure the best campsites available by the end of February. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the heart of Yellowstone and create unforgettable memories. Whether you are embarking on a solo adventure, traveling with friends, or planning a family getaway, our backpacking trips cater to all levels of experience and offer a truly unique and immersive way to experience Yellowstone National Park.

Group Backpacking Schedule for 2023

Here is our group backpacking schedule for 2023. We have some great treks lined up for this year, all of them with limited availability.

  1. 05/14 & 05/15: Blacktail Creek, easy. This is a weekend overnight trip that is a good one for the whole family. There are lots of great views and wildlife on this early season trek. 3 miles per day. $650 per person 16 and older; $450 per child 15 and under. Up to 8 people
  2. 05/22 through 05/27: The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. Moderate. On this trek we are taking it easy and keeping the mileage at 4 to 6 miles per day. This trek will travel through some excellent wildlife habitat and has great views the entire way. $2200 per adult 16 and over; $1700 for kids 15 and under. Up to 5 people.
  3. 06/15 through 06/18: Slough Creek, moderate. This trek will take us to the heart of the Slough Creek Valley. This is prime wildlife habitat, and has wide open views. This is a great trip for families or for those who want to fish in the backcountry. 5 to 7 miles per day. $1400 per person for 16 and over; $1100 per person 15 and under. Up to 7 people.
  4. 07/17 through 07/22: Joseph’s Coat/ Wapiti Lake. moderate to strenuous. This trek will take us into the heart of Yellowstone. This trek also requires some off trail navigating as we head to campsite off of the trail system. There are backcountry lakes and geyser basins along the way, not to mention wildlife. The mileage is 6 to 13 miles per day. $2300 per adult `15 and over; $1700 per person 15 and under. Up to 5 people.
  5. 08/08 through 08/15: The Bechler Family trek: This trip is easy to moderate and a great one for kids ages 8 and up. There are 9 backcountry waterfalls and 3 backcountry thermal areas along the way, and 2 legal hot spring soaks. This 7 day trek includes 2 layover days at a couple of the most incredible spots in Yellowstone’s Backcountry. The mileage is 0 to 8.5 miles per day, most of this trip is down hill or level, with only 4 miles of moderate uphill travel. Rates are $2300 per adult 16 and over; $1700 per child 15 and under. This trek allows up to 5 people.
  6. 09/03 through 09/08: The Bechler Fall trek. This is the same as the family trek, with a few more miles per day and 1 layover day instead of 2. The mileage is 1 to 8.5 miles per day. Up to 5 people per trek (2 spots left).
  7. 10/01 through 10/03: Dunanda Falls. This trek is 8.5 miles on the first and last day, with a layover day on day 2. The terrain is easy, and this trek will take us to Dunanda Falls, site of the last night of the previous 2 Bechler trips. There are 2 large waterfalls, a great view of the Teton Mountain Range, and one of the best legal hot spring soaks in the park. $900 per adult 16 and over; $600 per child 15 and under. 0 to 8.5 miles per day. Up to 10 people on this trek, with 8 spots remaining.