The Remote Mist Pass, Pelican Valley,
& Lamar River Trail

The Pelican Valley lies directly north of Yellowstone Lake. The remote valley is home to the mighty grizzly bear, wolves, bison, and tons of migratory birds nesting on the shores of Pelican Creek. Mist Pass lies in the hills of the Abasorka Mountain Range separating the Lamar River and Yellowstone River drainage.

Mist Pass Trail - Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park
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34 miles+ (54+ KM)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Dates: Trips start early August

Mist Pass Trail Description

The adventure's first day starts promptly at 9 am. The Pelican Valley is home to the grizzly bear and the National Park Service allows travel in the region from 9 am to 5 pm. The first day is the longest in distance covering between 11.5 to 12.5 miles. Campsites are remote, isolated, but well worth the solitude and effort. The rest of the voyage consists of following the Lamar River Drainage. The Lamar River, originally known as the East Fork of the Yellowstone, is the largest tributary of the Yellowstone River and a lifeline for the infamous Lamar Valley. Highlights of the trip are camping, fishing, and hike along the legendary river. Animals seen on previous adventures include bears (black and grizzly), moose, wolves and elk!

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Mist Pass Guided Trip Includes:

  • Knowledgeable wilderness guide
  • All of your food and snacks
  • National Park Service backpacking permits
  • Gear (backpacks, sleeping pad, sleeping bag and tent)
  • Transportation logistics

Mist Pass Backpacking Pricing:

$1100 per person for 4 days and 3 nights / minimum of 2 people
$1300 per person for 5 days and 4 nights / minimum of 2 people
Discounts are available for large groups and participants bringing their own "gear" (backpacks, sleeping bags, tent, sleeping pads, plate/bowl, mug, and cutlery).
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