Dog Creek Llama Day Hike

Jackson, WY
5.0 (3 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Pristine Wilderness
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Beautiful Mountain Creeks
  • Llama Trail Companions
  • Potential Wildlife Viewing
  • Wildflowers and Meadows


With llamas hiking along as trail companions as well as carrying our lunch supplies, we’ll head off into the mountains outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming! We’ll enjoy the quiet and solitude as we hike along Dog Creek through alpine forests and wildflower-studded hillsides. We’ll stop for a leisurely picnic lunch with stunning views over Indian Peak and Red Pass. This loop hike gives you a great opportunity to enjoy more spectacular views as we return. Our professional guides will enhance your 1-day adventure with their personal touch, interpretation and story-telling along the way. We find people enjoy the easy pace of hiking with llamas. Let’s go llamaneering!

Please note: this hike is operated by Wildland Llamas, a separate company from Wildland Trekking with shared ownership, guides, management and other resources, and is an authorized outfitter on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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From USD
$225-$400 Per Person
Season: July-Sept

Season: July-Sept

Trip Type: Llama Trek
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-7 Guests
Trip Length: 4-7 Hours
Distance: 4-8MI / 6-13KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This is a generally easy day hike with one main creek crossing and roughly 800ft of elevation gain to our favorite picnic lunch spot.

Hiking Distances:

4-8 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs


Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

800 ft

Heights Exposure:



  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-7 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing a creek crossing
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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  • 2 people: $400 per person
  • 3 people: $325 per person
  • 4: $275 per person
  • 5-7 people: $225 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include guide gratuity

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

Trip Dates & Booking


This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

Don't see your dates? Call us! We may be able to add new trip dates.

800-715-HIKE (4453)

Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Pack llama trail companions (1 llama for every 2 guests)
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles

What's Not Included (Required)

  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (2 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat

What's Not Included (Recommended)

  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You’ll meet your guide at Hoback Junction and then caravan to the trailhead. Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before your hike to coordinate the exact time and location of your rendezvous.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join daily departures (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather Around Yellowstone

Being a Northern mountain environment, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. This is an exciting aspect of being in Wyoming’s mountains. On trips in June, snow is a slight possibility, and the rest of the summer you’re likely to get rained on at least once during your trip. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). See below for average summer temperatures around Yellowstone:
Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (3 reviews)
Stephanie H

Great hike!

2 years ago

Great hike! The llamas are awesome and the trail is very easy hiking and tranquil. Our guide, Justin, was very knowledgeable and friendly as well. Lunch was very tasty and Justin was very conscious of our allergies and likes/dislikes. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a unique single day hike near Jackson!

Margaret W.

This is an Amazing Hike

5 years ago

We thought the Llama Day hike was amazing. Marshall was a superb guide and he customized it for us to accommodate for having younger children on the hike. His knowledge of the area and of the llamas made the experience even more enjoyable. Marshall even prepared a delicious, healthy lunch for us, which we really enjoyed.

Luke K.

Llamas are Awesome!

6 years ago

We had 4 grandkids ages 7-12 on our trek and my daughter-in-law said she "would never go hiking with her kids again without llamas!!" The kids stayed on the trail, behaved perfectly, followed directions and all wanted to take their llamas home with them!

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