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Hiking in Yellowstone


Lace up your hiking boots and discover five Yellowstone hikes that represent the amazing attributes of America’s first national park. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, the most well-known and spectacular geysers in the park, and wildlife viewing on this small group that has it all. You’ll also enjoy the luxuries of a lodge and rustic dining each evening in two to three different locations inside and around the park. This trip is an exceptional way to soak up the magic of Yellowstone, to enjoy fantastic hiking, and to learn about America’s first – and truly spectacular – national park.

5 days, from

$3,145

per person

GROUP SIZE

10 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Trip code: SKXY
Style: Original
Theme: Walking & Trekking
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Details

Countries Visited:  United States Of America
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge (4 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: 4 dinners, 5 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 2, Max 10

  • Hike to the largest backcountry geyser in the park, Lone Star Geyser, which is found in a clearing surrounded by dense forest and erupts from a shed-sized cream-coloured mound.

  • 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 phenomenal waterfall views.

  • Walk 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.

  • 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.

  • Admire 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 North American lake above 7,000 feet.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Yellowstone National Park

After a pick up at Jackson Hole accommodation, drive for a hike around Elephant Back Mountain, taking in flecks of black obsidian beneath your feet on the 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 the loop, you will walk past enormous boulders, which are home to a colony of yellow-bellied marmots. If you're lucky, you 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, you'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

Kick off your hiking adventure with a visit to one of the Park’s most iconic features – Mammoth Hot Springs – where you will view steaming travertine terraces streaked with colourful microorganisms. From here, leave the crowds behind and head out on the Beaver Ponds Trail where you will hike through a forest that is frequented by a variety of wildlife including bears, eventually reaching a clearing with 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, 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 you'll know when the next eruption is set to occur.

Day 5: Jackson Hole

Your final day’s hike takes you through classic Yellowstone meadows and lodgepole pine forests to Fairy Falls, a 200-foot waterfall plunging off a pine-studded cliff. After you soak up the sights and sounds of Fairy Falls, your tour ends 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 your Yellowstone adventure before a relaxing shuttle ride back to Jackson where your trip comes to an end.

5 days, from $3,145

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