Mountain Country Trek
Yellowstone National Park, WY5.0 (11 reviews)
- Mountain Passes & Peaks
- Pristine River & Lakes
- Mountain Solitude
- Point to Point Thru-hike
- Iconic Meadow Systems
- Potential to See Wildlife
- Dramatic Night Skies
In Northwestern Yellowstone, the Gallatin Mountain Range climbs high above the rest of the Park providing a spectacular setting for this backpacking trip! Offered as a four or five day option, it can be a relatively short enhancement to your Yellowstone visit or a vacation in and of itself. Featuring the best of Yellowstone’s mountain country – rivers, meadows, lakes, deep forests, treeline passes, and alpine ridge hiking – this trek is one of the best!
We’ll start hiking near Paradise Valley – one of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich areas in Yellowstone National Park. From there we’ll gradually hike uphill to our first night’s camp, nestled beneath towering alpine peaks and near a pristine mountain creek. From there it’s a beautiful hike over a high mountain pass and through to the other side of the Gallatin Mountains, with potential wildlife sighting opportunities the whole way.
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!
$1540 Per Person
$1725 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Both ends of this trip are on well-maintaned trails, with more rugged hiking in the middle of the trip. The climb up towards Electric Peak is steep and very rugged (which earns the “significantly rugged” rating). The trail becomes worse the higher we ascend. Other sections of our trails can be loose and steep, and lingering snowfields can add difficulty near a high pass. There is one major crossing of the Gardiner River, but it is a moderate ford.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- One moderate river crossing
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yellowstone backpacking trip a solitude 4. You can expect to see no more than a couple 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.
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