Gardner River Fishing
- Breathtaking meadow systems
- Focus on large migrating Brown Trout
- High mountain lake stacked with trout
- Creeks & streams loaded with trout
- Seclusion and remote fishing
- Fish right from camp
Many experienced outdoorsmen dream of wetting a line in search of migrating Brown Trout and snappy Brook Trout, with bugling elk sounding in the distance. Or if they don’t they should be. The Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park is the place to make this dream become reality. The Gardner River really comes to life in the fall season, which is when we focus this trip. The colors of fall are painted across the landscape, elk and bison are gathering their herds, and the crisp mountain air begins to change. “Magical” is often the word used to describe the Gardner River Valley and in the fall it’s a vast understatement. Whether guests focus on catching dozens of Brook Trout, a hand full of giant Brown Trout or simply watch nature take its course as the elk visit the meadows near our base camp, this is what dreams are made of. We only offer two trips to this destination per year. This is our way of keeping this remarkable area special for the few folks that get to visit the backcountry in the Gardiner Valley.
$2770 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 10 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 3-6 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 514 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 514 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Well traveled and maintained
- This trip follows good trails with moderate elevation gains and losses
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yellowstone llama trip a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
All Wyoming llama 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.
Private Stock/Porter Rates*
Please Note: Private trips for 4 or more people are 10% off (20% off for return guests) for the remainder of 2020 and require only $100 per person deposits to confirm.
2 people: Scheduled rate x 2
3 people: Scheduled rate x 1.3
4-7 people: Scheduled rate x 1.1
8-12 people: Scheduled rate
*all rates are per person