Shoal Creek Falls
- Amazing Gros Ventre Mountains
- Pristine River Valleys
- Rejuvenating Solitude
- Refreshing Soak in Granite Hot Springs
- Amazing High Mountain Views
- Potential to See Wildlife
- Dramatic Night Skies
If you’re ready for an unforgettable hiking adventure, this trip is for you! This trip makes a fantastic add-on to a longer visit to Yellowstone Country, but is also a worthwhile standalone vacation. We’re going to head deep into the Gros Ventre Mountain Range outside Jackson Hole, where we’ll explore remote rivers and creeks, hike over several high passes, spend a layover day roaming the high country, search for wildlife, and enjoy fantastic wilderness camps where the night sky is like nothing you’ve ever seen!
The trip originates in Jackson Hole, where our trailhead is a short hour drive away. We’ll begin our hike up the Shoal Creek drainage, where we’ll camp the first night near Shoal Falls, a breathtaking waterfall. We’ll continue hiking up the drainage, nearly to the headwaters of Shoal Creek, where we’ll camp in a stunning basin below the high country. Then we hike over our first alpine pass and drop into a stunning meadow camp. We’ll take a day to explore Hidden Basin, an off-trail alpine area that is a highlight of this trip. Our route continues over another alpine pass and then drops into pristine Granite Creek. We’ll follow Granite Creek downstream and cap off the trip with a soak in Granite Hot Springs – a rustic, developed hot spring pool.
$2025 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:
- 5-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1815 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1815 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Maintained trails and off trail
- We’ll be traveling on and off trails. The off-trail sections are in meadows, forests and across talus-covered ground.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Jackson Hole llama trek a solitude 5. You can expect to see one or two 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
Alltrans (800-443-6133 or 307-733-3135) provides a shuttle from the Jackson Airport for $16 one way or $31 round trip. 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.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person