YELLOWSTONE HIKING & BACKPACKING TOURS
Yellowstone's backcountry offers a stunning array of highlights, including abundant wildlife, geysers, mud pots, hot springs and more!
Join us in Yellowstone for the hiking adventure of a lifetime! We offer guided Yellowstone hikes that are all-inclusive, expert-designed and expert-led. Our offerings include Yellowstone backpacking trips, Yellowstone llama treks, basecamp Yellowstone hiking tours, inn-based Yellowstone hiking tours, Yellowstone winter tours, and Yellowstone day hikes.
Yellowstone’s backcountry offers a stunning array of highlights including abundant wildlife; geysers, mud pots and hot springs; vast meadow systems; pristine rivers, streams and lakes; towering mountain peaks; and a tangible, invigorating sense of wildness. All of our expert-guided trips are designed to show you the magic of America’s first national park and to make your visit unforgettable!
Check out our array of available Yellowstone day hikes and backpacking options below to find the perfect hiking tour for you.
Top Yellowstone Trips
TOP YELLOWSTONE HIKING TOURS
- Top Early Season – Spring Trekking Adventure
- Most Popular – Bechler River Traverse
- Best Weekend Trip – Heart Lake-Mt Sheridan
- Guides Choice – Heart Lake-Snake River Loop
- Most Family-friendly – Tuolumne Meadows
- Most Remote – Thorofare Trek
- Most Adventurous – Gallatin Skyline
- Fastest Growing – Llama Treks
- Top Winter Trip – Yellowstone Snowshoe Tour
- Top Inn-based – Best of Yellowstone Tour
- Top Camping – Yellowstone Basecamp Tour
- Top Day Hike – Bunsen Peak
Yellowstone National Park Trip Styles
All Yellowstone National Park Trips (34 results)
Heart Lake to Snake River
Bechler Llama Traverse
Best of Yellowstone Tour
Yellowstone Basecamp Tour
Gallatin Crest Traverse
Bechler River Traverse
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Inn Based
Dailey Creek and Big Horn Peak
Dunanda Falls Llama Trek
Heart Lake & Mount Sheridan
Heart Lake Llama Trek
WHY HIKE YELLOWSTONE
1. #1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN YELLOWSTONE ON TRIP ADVISOR
Nearly 1,000 guests join our Yellowstone hiking tours and backpacking trips every year and more than 98% of them report an “Excellent” experience. Wildland Trekking is the the highest rated adventure tour company in Yellowstone National Park on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor page. You can read more reviews on our Wildland Trekking Reviews page.
3. WONDERFUL MEALS AND EXCELLENT GEAR
5. ALL-INCLUSIVE TOURS
Many hiking companies don’t provide key gear items like sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, trekking poles, bear spray and more – or they charge “gear rental fees.” At Wildland Trekking we provide all of these items plus transportation, meals, permits and fees, and more in the trip cost. We want our guests to be able to focus 100% on enjoying their Yellowstone hiking tour or Yellowstone backpacking trip, without the headaches of worrying about the details we should be handling.
WHY HIKE YELLOWSTONE
2. PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY GUIDES
Our guides love working in Yellowstone! Because we also operate in the Jackson Hole Area, Tetons and Wind River Range, our guides can guide a variety of trips including backpacking trips, llama treks, inn-based and basecamp hiking tours and more all in one region. What this means for our guests is that we have a very low turnover rate in Yellowstone, and that’s compared to our already very low turnover rate company-wide. You can count on professional, friendly guides who are ready and excited to show you an amazing time on your Yellowstone hiking adventure!
4. COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Safety is our #1 priority and we take that very, very seriously. Because Yellowstone is grizzly country, safety is an even higher priority than many other national parks. Every backcountry guest is outfitted with bear spray, and every trip – frontcountry and backcountry – hikes with a satellite phone for quick and easy communication with the outside world. We also have a 24/7 emergency on-call line that guides, guests, and family members can call any time to reach a Wildland Trekking manager.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YELLOWSTONE TRIPS
the yellowstone wilderness experience
When you think of a wilderness, you might think about miles of fields lined with trees stretching to the sky, gorgeous snow-capped peaks, exquisite wildlife or flowing waterfalls. With over 1,000 miles of hiking trails, Yellowstone National Park has it all. Millions of visitors trek across the vast expanse of Yellowstone National Park each year to enjoy flora and fauna, exquisite views, and rich cultural history — and Wildland Trekking is here to help you experience it.
Whether you want to take a well-traversed path through the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone or experience the deep solitude of Bunsen Peak, our experts will take you to some of the most phenomenal views in America. Each of our day hikes and overnight backpacking adventures offers a unique look at the real Yellowstone — the flower-filled fields, luxurious hot springs, expansive woodlands and so much more — as it was meant to be experienced, and at a skill level that’s right for beginners and experienced backpacking experts alike.
experience yellowstone with an expert-guided tour
Our expert-guided hiking and backpacking trips allow you to explore the vast regions of Yellowstone more profoundly and safely than you could on your own. Because many trails are more than 7,000 feet above sea level, most areas remain snow-covered until June or July. Many paths also require fording cold, deep rivers. Our experts are trained according to high safety standards to guide you through these areas at a pace that fits your needs. You can relax and enjoy all that Yellowstone National Park has to offer while we take care of the rest.
Not only will our professionals help you explore Yellowstone more intensely and safely, but they’ll also offer you unique learning opportunities as you discover the vibrant history behind the park, as well as the area’s geology, ecology and impressive facts that make Yellowstone unique. You won’t find such a rich and comprehensive learning adventure anywhere else.
BOOK NOW TO BEGIN YOUR YELLOWSTONE ADVENTURE
If you’ve always wanted to explore the vast wilderness of Yellowstone but weren’t sure where to begin, look no further than Wildland Trekking and our vast range of affordable Yellowstone hiking tours and backpacking options.
At Wildland Trekking, we do more than offer guided hikes across Yellowstone — we take the stress of planning out of your entire vacation. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous views as our guides provide all the meals, top-quality gear, local transportation, expert knowledge, and comprehensive risk management you’ll need throughout your time at the park.
If you need any more information or have questions for our team, we’re happy to help. Contact us today or book one of our Yellowstone hiking tours now to begin your once-in-a-lifetime journey with Wildland Trekking!
WHY JOIN A GUIDED HIKING TRIP IN YELLOWSTONE?
Yellowstone is a huge national park (it’s bigger than some states!) with literally countless options for hiking and backpacking trips. It also has significant objective hazards including grizzly bears and other potentially aggressive wildlife, geothermal features, potentially extreme weather, river crossings and more. By going with a guided tour company, you can choose from proven trips that were selected by experts, and enjoy those trips with a maximum level of safety. You also don’t have to travel with gear, worry about permits, plan menus, or figure out local transportation. You can show up stress-free and focus 100% on enjoying your Yellowstone hiking vacation!
WHAT TYPE OF TRIP SHOULD I JOIN?
We offer Yellowstone backpacking trips, Yellowstone llama treks, inn-based and basecamp hiking tours, ski and snowshoe tours, and day hikes. That’s a lot to choose from! If you want to experience the deep wilderness of the Park and sleep under the stars, then consider a backpacking trip or llama trek. If you want an all-around experience of all Yellowstone has to offer, we recommend an inn-based or basecamp tour. If you’re visiting in winter, or want to experience Yellowstone in its most pristine season, a ski or snowshoe tour is the way to go. Finally, if you’re in Yellowstone for a short time and want to maximize your visit, a day hike is a popular choice.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIKE YELLOWSTONE?
Yellowstone is an excellent destination for a hiking vacation from May through October, with the prime months being July, August and September. Early season, May and June, is an excellent time for backpacking trips in certain areas of the Park, as well as inn-based and basecamp tours. July through October is wonderful for all trip styles, and September and October are particularly nice with much thinned out crowds and active wildlife. Yellowstone ski and snowshoe tours are best in December, January and February.
YELLOWSTONE VISITOR INFORMATION
TIPS FOR VISITING YELLOWSTONE
- VISITING YELLOWSTONE: Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s hiking trails, tours, seasonal benefits and drawbacks and more!
- WHEN TO VISIT YELLOWSTONE: Get all the information you need to plan the perfect trip to Yellowstone at the best time of year.
- TOP YELLOWSTONE TOURS: Get your top picks for worthwhile tours, including hiking, backpacking, boating, road tours, fishing and more.
- 12 BEST YELLOWSTONE HIKING TRAILS: Learn about the best hiking trails to do on your own, with kids, to see waterfalls, geysers and more.
- WHAT TO SEE IN YELLOWSTONE IN ONE DAY: Make the most of one day in America’s first national park with expert advice.
- HOW TO HIKE IN BEAR COUNTRY: Hiking in grizzly country requires specific knowledge, tips and techniques. Read our introduction to bear country.
- YELLOWSTONE BACKPACKING PERMITS: Learn about the backpacking permit process which allows backcountry camping.
- TOP 5 YELLOWSTONE BACKPACKING TRIPS: Read about our top 5 favorite backpacking trips in Yellowstone National Park.