Heart Lake & Mount Sheridan
Yellowstone National Park, WY5.0 (5 reviews)
- Pristine Mountain Lake
- Lakeshore Camping
- Summit Mount Sheridan
- Breathtaking Yellowstone Views
- Thermal, Steaming Stream
- Wildlife Habitat
- Dramatic Night Skies
Explore one of Yellowstone National Park‘s biggest backcountry lakes, its wildlife, its thermal features, and its mountains on this fantastic 3-day hiking adventure! Starting at Heart Lake Trailhead we’ll hike past hot springs and along a creek whose water measures in at over 200 degrees Fahrenheit! The shores of Heart Lake, which boasts the largest trout ever caught in Yellowstone, have some of the best views in the Park and will become our home for two days. Heart Lake even has its own geyser – Rustic Geyser! Day two is a 7-mile roundtrip hike up Mount Sheridan, the tallest mountain in the Red Mountain Range at 10,308 feet. From its shoulders you’ll be treated to incredible views of the Tetons, Lewis Lake, the Absaroka mountain range, and even Yellowstone Lake!
Need to Know: March 1st Permits
Due to Yellowstone’s permit system, which issues backcountry hiking and camping permits on March 1st each year, it’s beneficial to register before February 28th of the year you’d like to hike with us. Give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more!
$1250 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
The trails on this trip are well maintained, with no significant water crossings. When approaching the final ridge to the summit of Mt. Sheridan, there are very steep hillsides and edges next to large drop-offs close to the trail that can’t be avoided. This exposed section is only about a quarter mile in length.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 25-35 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
- Hiking a short section with moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yellowstone backpacking trip a solitude 3. You can expect to see a handful of other groups per day.
This trip begins and ends in Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson has an airport served by United, Delta, and American Airlines. A Black Car Service (307-413-2572) provides private airport shuttles (advance reservations are recommended.)
You can also fly into:
- Idaho Falls – small, more affordable airport; can meet your guide in Driggs, ID instead of Jackson; requires a car rental
- Salt Lake City – Salt Lake Express (800-356-9796 or 208-656-8824) and Alltrans (800-652-9510) offer daily shuttles (4.5 hours). Advance reservations required.
MINIMUM OF 2 GUESTS
If a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and notify guests of changes and options immediately.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
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
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