Hiking Tours

Day hiking tour options in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Hiking Guides offers wildlife safari hikes, backcountry geyser hikes and mountain peak hikes. We also offer options for customizing your day hiking locations.

Hiking Tours


Lamar Valley Safari Hike

Price: $140 per person

3-6 miles (mileage varies group to group), 7 hours

7:15 am departure from Mammoth Hot Springs

GUESTS STAYING IN THE PARK CAN MEET US JUST SOUTH OF THE TOWER/ROOSEVELT SERVICE STATION AT 8 AM. GUESTS STAYING IN RED LODGE AND COOKE CITY CAN MEET US AT THE TRAILHEAD AT 8:30 AM.

Our most popular trip! Take a hiking safari amongst the wildlife of the American Serengeti and find a lookout at the head of the Lamar Valley. This quiet location away from the masses is the best place in the park to view wolves, grizzlies, moose, bison, pronghorn, elk and more. Comfortably watch these unique animals through our spotting scopes. Soak in the guide’s historic and natural interpretation. This is an easy walk with little elevation gain along a few rolling hills. A more demanding option is available if the group is interested. Our hike includes a breakfast snack and gourmet picnic lunch. Yellowstone Hiking Guides also provides bear sprays, backpacks, spotting scopes, optic gear and trekking poles.

Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.

Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.


Bunsen Peak Hike

Price: $140 per person

7.0 Miles, 7 Hours

7:15 am departure from Mammoth Hot Springs

GUESTS STAYING IN THE PARK CAN MEET US IN FRONT OF THE ALBRIGHT VISITOR CENTER IN MAMMOTH AT 7:15 AM OR AT THE TRAILHEAD AT 7:30 AM. 

The hike up Bunsen Peak leads to an unrivaled observation point that provides views of the entire park. Peer across the Yellowstone Caldera and see the Grand Tetons 120 miles to the south. Closer up are views of Electric Peak and other famous points in the Gallatin Mountains. The massive Beartooth plateau looms in the east, home to Montana's highest peaks. We have seen an array of wildlife on this trek. Our route will take us up one side of Bunsen and down another route. The return hike is level along Bunsen Peak's southern flank. Views of the sheer Sheepeater Cliffs are some of the best canyon views in the park. If the group is feeling strong, we can extend the hike to visit Osprey Falls. This treat is sure to fill you with a sense of wonder. You will get the feeling of getting away from it all. This hike is one of the classic routes of Yellowstone National Park. This is our most strenuous hiking option with over 1,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. Yellowstone Hiking Guides provides bear sprays, backpacks, spotting scopes, optic gear, and trekking poles.

Sweeping vistas from Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park.

Sweeping vistas from Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park.


Lone Star Geyser Hike

Price: $140 per person

6.0 miles, 8 hours

6:15 am departure from Mammoth

GUESTS STAYING IN WEST YELLOWSTONE OR THE PARK CAN MEET US IN FRONT OF THE MADISON INFORMATION STATION AT 7:30 AM. GUESTS STAYING IN JACKSON CAN MEET US IN FRONT OF THE OLD FAITHFUL VISITOR CENTER AT 8 AM.

This is a journey into Yellowstone’s best backcountry geyser. Lone Star Geyser rivals Old Faithful for its punctuality and explosiveness. With its location only a few miles off of the road, it weeds out the crowds that frequent the boardwalks of other geysers. Yellowstone Hiking Guides takes a little-known route into Lone Star, making the hike even more exclusive. Watch the geyser erupt with a gourmet picnic lunch. Explore other thermal features along a completely natural section of the Firehole River. The area is known more for geysers than wildlife, but grizzlies frequent the area, as well as moose, elk, and otter. This hike is moderate with some elevation gain. Yellowstone Hiking Guides provides bear sprays, backpacks, spotting scopes, optic gear, and trekking poles.

A rainbow over Lone Star geyser in Yellowstone's back country.

A rainbow over Lone Star geyser in Yellowstone's back country.


Note: Private tours cost $1,200 for groups up to ten people. 

Hiking in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.

Hiking in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.



Payment/Cancellation Policy

  • Payment is due in full at time of booking.
  • Full refund up to 30 days prior to trip departure.
  • 50 percent refund up to 5 days prior to trip departure.
  • No refund after 5 days prior to trip departure.