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Hiking and Camping in Yellowstone


Immerse yourself in an outdoor adventure with comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities and go on five diverse Yellowstone hikes which come together to create a comprehensive, unforgettable experience. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, the park’s most well-known and spectacular geysers, and spectacular wildlife viewing. Relax around the campfire, eat tasty meals cooked by your guide, and soak up the magic of Yellowstone before and after your hikes. Enjoy fantastic hiking and learn about America’s first national park while camping in its beautiful backcountry surrounds.

5 days, from

$2,230

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

4
Trip code: SKXI
Style: Basix
Theme: Walking & Trekking

Details

Countries Visited:  United States Of America
Accommodation: Camping (4 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Included Meals:

  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 4 dinners

Group size: Minimum 2, Max 12

  • Have a wonderful outdoor experience while you enjoy comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities, even while camping.

  • Hike to one of the most beautiful lookout spots in the park, the summit of Mt. Washburn, and take in the views of Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak.

  • Drive to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and take a short stroll to Artist Point for more phenomenal waterfall views.

  • Take in the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America.

  • Explore the Upper Geyser Basin which is home to more than half the world’s geysers, including what is the arguably the most famous one, Old Faithful.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Yellowstone National Park

After a pick up at your accommodation in Jackson, we'll we'll drive to the Elephant Back Mountain for our first hike of the trip, taking in flecks of black obsidian beneath our feet on our way to a lookout spot which offers an awe-inspiring bird’s eye view. Take in the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America. The hike begins at Indian Pond, a favourite locale for bison, and continues through a lodge pole pine forest to a bluff overlooking the picturesque shore of this hydrothermal fed lake. Before completing our loop, we will walk past enormous boulders, which are home to a colony of yellow-bellied marmots. If we are lucky, we may see them basking in the sun.

Day 2: Yellowstone National Park

Start your day with one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, a walk to the summit of Mt. Washburn at over 10,000 feet. The trail to the summit travels through picturesque subalpine parkland where wildflowers cover the grass and bighorn sheep are sometimes seen grazing in nearby meadows. Enjoy spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak. From here, we’ll drive to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for a short stroll out to Artist Point for phenomenal waterfall views.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park

Today we’ll kick off our hiking day with a visit to one of the Park’s most iconic features – Mammoth Hot Springs – where we will view steaming travertine terraces streaked with colourful microorganisms. From here, we will leave the crowds behind and head out on the Beaver Ponds Trail where we will hike through a forest that is home to a variety of wildlife including bears before we reach small ponds where it’s possible to spot waterfowl. Take in the scenic view from grassy hilltop as you keep an eye out for pronghorn, deer, and elk.

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park

Begin your day in the Upper Geyser Basin where you’ll be able to take in some of the park’s most famous features, including Old Faithful. Next we’ll travel a few miles down the road for a hike out to Lone Star Geyser. This is a beautiful hike along the aptly named Firehole River to the largest backcountry geyser in the park: Lone Star Geyser. Lone Star is found in a clearing surrounded by dense forest and erupts from a shed-sized cream-coloured mound. The geyser erupts around every three hours and a log book is kept nearby so we’ll know when the next eruption is set to occur.

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park

Our final day’s hike takes us through classic Yellowstone meadows and lodgepole pine forests to Fairy Falls, a 200-foot waterfall plunging off a pine-studded cliff. After we soak up the sights and sounds of Fairy Falls, we will end our tour with a stop at the Grand Prismatic overlook. The Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in the United States and one of the most iconic features in the park. It is a great way to close out our Yellowstone adventure. Our hiking adventure concludes with a relaxing shuttle ride back to Jackson where your trip will come to an end.