Mount Holmes and the Gallatin Range
Yellowstone National Park, WY
- Pristine Wilderness
- Wildlife Habitat
- Peak Bagging
- Alpine Lake
- Mountain Views
Are you looking to enjoy lots of diversity in just a few days with the added bonus of not having to break-down camp each day? This trip packs a big punch in 3 or 4 days, featuring many of Yellowstone’s most sought-after features in a short amount of time. Epic mountain views, iconic Yellowstone meadows, wildflower fields, dense forests, alpine lakes and peaceful creeks are the highlights of this hike. Here, in the northwest corner of the Park, it is prime habitat for grizzlies, black bears, elk, deer, marmots, and all types of birds. We head into the Gallatin Mountain range, which boasts some of the most renowned peaks in the park, and create a base camp in the forest along Winter Creek. From there, we day hike to the 10,336′ summit of Mt. Holmes, and/or to the hidden gem of a unique and beautiful alpine lake.
$2150 Per Person
$2455 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip follows well maintained trails on the first and last day, with moderate distances, elevation changes and backpack weights. The day hikes on day 2 and/or 3 are off trail and require hiking on moderately rugged terrain with rocky, log-strewn, loose and vegetated sections.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain (while day hiking)
- River and creek crossings on slipper rocks and/or logs
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yellowstone backpacking trip a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple of other groups per day.
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.
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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