Alaska Basin Backpack
Jackson, WY5.0 (4 reviews)
- Stunning Views of the Tetons
- Glaciers & Soaring Peaks
- Abundant Wildlife
- Pristine Rivers & Creeks
- Spectacular Alpine Day Hikes
- Wild, Stunningly Scenic West Tetons
- Breathtaking Basecamp for 3 Nights
This justifiably popular trip takes us into a breathtaking basin below the towering peaks of the Tetons. With spectacular views surrounding us much of the time, we follow Teton Creek up a glacial-carved valley with fascinating geological formations to a breathtaking alpine camp. From our camp we day hike for the next two days, exploring the stunning west side of the American West’s most famous mountain range. We’ll keep an eye out for classic Wyoming wildlife like elk, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes, marmots and bears. On our final day we break camp and descend back out of the mountains. This trip is an amazing way to explore and experience Wyomings amazing Teton mountains!
One of the very unique opportunities this trip provides is the ability to not have to move camp every day. By basecamping in the same camp for 3 nights, it allows us to day hike and explore the Tetons, only requiring 2 days of hiking with heavier multi-day backpacks. This trip is a great option for anyone interested in exploring Wyoming’s spectacular mountains and is also a great option for families.
This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized backpacking and llama outfitter in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
$1455 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip has a Level 4, difficult first day because of the distance and elevation gain. However, after the first day, we stay in the same camp and explore the area on a series of day hikes with lighter backpacks. It is the first day that gives this trip its rating.
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain (depending on the routes we take, this can increase to significantly rugged)
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Tetons backpacking trip a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
TRAVEL TO JACKSON
All Beyond Yellowstone trips begin and end in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole has an airport served by United, Delta, and American Airlines. One can also fly into Salt Lake City and drive to Jackson Hole. It is a 4.5-hour drive from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole on good roads.
Shuttle from Jackson Airport to Town
A Black Car Service (307-413-2572) provides private airport transportation. Advance reservations are recommended.
Shuttle from Salt Lake to Jackson
Salt Lake Express (800-356-9796 or 208-656-8824) and Alltrans (800-652-9510) offer daily vans from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole. Advance reservations required.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person