Guided Yellowstone Backpacking Trips

What thoughts run through the mind when we think of wilderness? Snow capped peaks? Pristine rivers? Wildlife interacting with little human interference? With over a thousand miles of trails and a global designation of a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, backpacking in Yellowstone is a true wilderness experience.

Yellowstone Backpacking Tours

Backpacking Yellowstone is a true wilderness experience

A backpacking trip with Yellowstone Guidelines is the best way to see the hidden beauty and gems that Yellowstone National Park has to offer.

All trips are custom and can be designed for every skill level. We offer single overnight trips to multi-day treks. Backpacking trips cater to the experienced backpacker and first timer looking for a memorable adventure. We can also work with you to design the perfect backpacking adventure.

Here are some of our favorite backpacking routes in Yellowstone Park:

Bechler River Trail - Yellowstone's Cascade Corner

Colonmade Falls - Bechler River Trail  
: 30+ miles, minimum of 4 days
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Description: The Bechler River Trail is widely considered the best backpacking route in Yellowstone. The Bechler is famous for the abundance of waterfalls, cascades, rivers and creeks.
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The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

Black Canyon - Yellowstone National Park   Length: 18+ miles, minimum of 3 days
Difficulty: Beginner to Moderate
Description: The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone is a one of the most iconic backpacking routes in the whole park. The Black Canyon offers great scenery, mountain views and is rich in wildlife. This canyon is only seen by those adventurous enough to trek to the parks remote reaches. The trail is rated moderate and is the best early season backpacking trip. The trail features some variety in terrain, dropping over 1,000 ft in elevation, following the Yellowstone River to the park’s boundary. Learn More...

Pebble Creek and Yellowstone's Northeast Corner

View from Bliss Pass - Yellowstone Guidelines  
12 miles, minimum of 2 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Pebble Creek is located near the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. This backpacking route features great mountain views, wildflowers and potential for wildlife. Pebble Creek is a great backpacking route for all skill levels.
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Gallatin Mountains

Top of Electric Pass - Yellowstone Guidelines   Length: 32 miles, minimum of 4 days
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Description: The Gallatin Mountain Range consumes the the northwest of Yellowstone with high mountain peaks, lakes, and rich forest. This mountain range is a key wildlife corridor to many of the animals in Yellowstone including the grizzly bear. This hike features great high and remote mountain scenery, views of Electric Peak, and feeling of being alone in the wilderness. Learn More...

Want more? We can also design a custom trip on a route of your choosing for no extra cost.

Trips start at $275 per day per person, minimum of 2 people. All trips include an experienced backcountry guide, transportation logistics, meals, gear, and bear spray. We can provide discounts for those whom are bringing their own gear and are just looking for a guide and some assistance in the backcountry.

We are now booking Backpacking Dates for the 2020 season.


Call, email, or contact us for additional questions. We also offer private guided tours of Yellowstone and winter wolf tours.