Slough Creek Fishing

Jackson, WY

Trip Highlights

  • Top fishing area in Yellowstone
  • Secluded base camp on Slough Creek
  • Day hike to McBride Lake
  • Hike in comfort with a light pack
  • Peaceful meadows of Slough Creek
  • Abundant wildlife habitat
  • Rejuvenating solitude and scenery
  • Top-notch service & wonderful llamas!

Description

Slough Creek has earned a reputation amongst backcountry hikers and anglers for having out of this world views, amazing trout fishing and secluded campsites. Folks from all over the world for decades have traveled far and wide to visit this special backcountry destination. Yellowstone boasts many wonders and the Slough Creek drainage is one of those wonders. We have two fantastic and unique day hike options from camp: one to McBride Lake and the other to the border of Yellowstone National Park. You may choose to make the day hikes a priority or bask in the joy of fly fishing the trout waters swirling by in Slough Creek. We highly recommend bringing a rod and reel (and license) along for this trip as you can fish from camp each evening while your guides prepare your gourmet mountain meals. This trip caters to those looking to fish and explore the majesty of Yellowstone’s clear water streams and creeks, as well as companions less interested in fishing and more interested in hiking.

We also have opportunities to see many different species of wildlife while hiking to and from our camp. The meadows are home to rich grasses, wildflowers and roaming ungulates like deer, elk, moose and bison.

Please note: this trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, a separate company from Wildland Trekking. Wildland Llamas is a licensed stock outfitter and guide company in Yellowstone National Park.

4 Days
$2770 Per Person
Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Llama Trek
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-12 Anglers
Trip Length: 4 Days
Distance: 18MI / 29KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

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:
2-5 miles
Most Elevation Loss:
342 feet
Most Elevation Gain:
342 feet
Quality of Trails:
Well maintained and traveled
Additional:
This trip follows dirt and rock trails with little elevation gain and loss

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/anglers per day.

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ITINERARY

ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Shuttle to Trailhead: 4 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 342 feet

This Yellowstone Fly Fishing Llama Trek begins with pickup at your hotel in Jackson Hole. Regardless of our starting point you won’t be disappointed with the views of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem as we travel to our trailhead. At the trailhead we will eat a quick snack, load up the llamas and begin our 5-mile trek to our base camp. The trek right from the trailhead is amazing as the the mouth of the canyon we’re ascending opens up to an expanse of stunning views in Slough Creek basin. After 5 miles of hiking we’ll reach the shores of Slough Creek, set up camp, and enjoy a big meal, roaring campfire, and the opportunity to wet your first line as the sun descends over the mountains.

Day 2

  • Hiking Distance: 2 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 18 feet

Today is one of our guides’ and guests’ favorite days of this trip. We have 2 main options that are available – we can day hike to McBride Lake and enjoy some lakeside relaxation, fishing and a big Wyoming picnic lunch. Or we can hike the entire distance of Slough Creek within Yellowstone as an out and back trek to the edge of Yellowstone National Park, which offers amazing hiking, wildlife viewing opportunities (not guaranteed), and less fishing. Regardless of your choice, today is an invigorating day deep in God’s Country.

Day 3

  • Hiking Distance: 2-6 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 150 feet

Today is yours to enjoy more hiking (your guides can give you several options and will of course lead the hike), more world-class fishing, or some simple relaxing in and around camp. We’ll cap off the day with a final, celebratory feast and roaring campfire.

Day 4

  • Hiking Distance: 5 miles
  • Elevation Loss: 342 feet
  • Shuttle to Jackson Hole: 4 hours

Our fourth and final day together. We will enjoy a Yellowstone sunrise over Cutoff Mountain as the fish get their morning feast near camp. Your guides will pull out all the stops today and prepare a hearty breakfast. We will pack up our camp, load up our trusty pack llamas and begin our decent back to our trailhead. On the way out we will enjoy a nice break for lunch where we will get a chance to try our last few opportunities to catch some wild Yellowstone trout. Once at the trailhead our llamas will need a goodbye hug and a llama treat or two as they head off to their next adventure and we will complete our journey with a peaceful scenic ride back to Jackson Hole.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary park restrictions, campsite availability, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Pack llamas
  • Wilderness guide/llama handler
  • Yellowstone fishing guide (max guest:guide ration of 4:1)
  • One-on-one fishing instruction
  • 9 ft, 6wt rod and reel with floating line
  • All flies and all incidental materials (tippet, leaders, floatant, etc.)
  • Top-of-the-line tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, ultralight cot and technical backpack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • All meals are included from breakfast the first day through lunch on the last day
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Jackson, Wyoming to the trailhead and back
  • Bear safety equipment including bear spray cannisters and food-hanging gear
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
  • Entrance fee to Yellowstone National Park (each guest must pay for their own fishing license)
  • Small library of fishing books & journals
  • Lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Llamas or Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!

What's Not Included

  • Clothes, raingear, and footwear (Oboz hiking shoes and boots recommended)
  • Optional second Rod and Reel
  • Waders (no felt bottom waders or boots allowed in Yellowstone National Park)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Yellowstone Fishing license
  • Alcohol
  • Personal gear such as river sandals, polarized sun glasses…etc.
  • Guide gratuity

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed information about what to pack.

Meals: What To Expect

All of our hiking and backpacking tours include a diversity of tasty meals packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola, and more.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables (fresh and dried). In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

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.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Deuter or Osprey backpacks
  • Sierra Designs or Mountain Hardware tents
  • Sierra Designs sleeping bags
  • Thermarest or Big Agnes sleeping pads
  • Leki trekking poles
  • Mountain Safety Research cooking stoves
  • Mountain Safety Research cookware
  • Bear spray cannisters and food-hanging gear
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device(s)

What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your hiking tour. These items are two 1-liter waterbottles per person, either a headlamp or flashlight per person, and a lightweight waterproof stuff sac for your clothes and belongings. Basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.

What Clothes To Bring

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with detailed information about what clothes to pack (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, and our recommended clothing system. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You’ll meet your hiking guide and group at a predetermined hotel in Jackson, Wyoming for an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. The next morning we’ll pick you up at your hotel for transport to the trailhead. Your guide will be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip to coordinate the rendezvous and answer any last minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed information about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Start/End Times

You can expect the first day’s pick-up time to be between 5 and 7 am, although the exact time will depend on current weather and road conditions. We will drop you off at your hotel on the final day no later than 7 PM.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional Wyoming hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, training in llama-handling, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Gratuities

  • The industry standard for fishing guides is $100-$150/guide per fishing day.
  • Each river, stream or lake has good days, bad days and many in-between. Your guide will do everything in their power to put you in the right location at the right time but there are many factors out of their control. Your guide will work harder on the days where fishing is poor than when fishing is excellent; please keep this in mind when it comes to tipping your guides.
  • Your llama wrangler and wilderness guide will be working behind the scenes very diligently to take care of you and your group. Please keep in mind that they also merit a tip for their services.

Group Size

Every llama-supported fishing trip has a professional Yellowstone fishing guide (our guides are the best!), as well as a dedicated llama handler/wilderness guide. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

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:

MonthHighLow
June70°42°
July80°47°
August78°45°
September68°37°

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