Now Is the Best Time to Plan Your Summer Backpacking Trip

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably going a little stir crazy after almost a year of lockdowns. Backpacking trips in Yellowstone are a great way to travel, enjoy the outdoors and get away from it all for a few days.
It’s a safe choice, too. With a vaccine still a few months away for most folks, backpacking is one of the best vacations for social distancing. We start applying for campsite permits on February 15, so now is the best time to lock in your trek for the summer of 2021. The best campsites fill up fast—if you’re thinking about taking a trip in the warmer months, now is the time to act.

What kind of backpacking trips are available?

We offer a variety of backpacking trips throughout Yellowstone National Park. Did you know that the vast majority of Yellowstone (97 percent) is considered “back country,” and only a fraction of visitors ever sees or spends the night off the beaten path? If you want a one-of-a-kind backpacking experience, the team at Yellowstone Tour Guides is here to help.

Our group backpacking trips can be private and customizable. We offer eight different group treks, including through the Black Canyon, Lava Creek, Thorofare and Snake Creek and more. Our trips are appropriate for everyone from novices to experts—we’ll teach you everything you need to know to enjoy the scenery, including proper bear etiquette, how to use your gear and what to watch for as you explore the back country with us.
Our trips can be day tours or multi-day and night adventures. If the tour areas are unexpectedly closed, our expert guides will make sure there are other breathtaking alternatives that everyone will love.

Who can go on a backpacking trip?

We pride ourselves on offering trips that everyone can enjoy, including children or people who use wheelchairs. When you book your trip, just let us know whether you have any specific physical challenges or if age is a factor. We can make recommendations about the best trips for your group. After all, Yellowstone should be enjoyed by everyone, and we want to do everything we can to make that possible.

Now is the time to book a trip

When you’re thinking about booking a summer backpacking trip, visit our website to look through the current offerings. If nothing strikes your fancy, let us know. We have also been putting together group treks for those who want to join a group. Just look on our Facebook page and check out our events. We plan to add a couple more trips by the end of January. If you have an idea, please let us know and we would be happy to get another group trek going.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Yellowstone like you’ve never seen it before. For more information, or to sign up for your Yellowstone backpacking trip, reach out to Yellowstone Tour Guides today. Make sure to ask about our special COVID-19 deals!