Yellowstone 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.

Yellowstone Hiking Tours


Lamar Valley Safari Hike

Price: $140 per person, 6 hours, 6 miles, Meets at 8 AM

Tour meets at the Lamar River Valley Trailhead. This is the trailhead with the Footbridge. NOT the nearby Stock Trailhead where there are two latrines (last outhouse!).

Take a hike amongst the wildlife of the American Serengeti. Literally, there are more animals here than anywhere in North America. Gaze out over the vast Lamar Valley. The Lamar Valley is the best place in the park to view wolves and grizzlies. Also moose, bison, pronghorn, elk and more. Comfortably watch these unique animals with optics while taking in the historic and natural interpretation. This is an easy walk with little elevation change amongst a few rolling hills over the course of six miles. Our hike includes a morning snack and hearty picnic lunch. Yellowstone Hiking Guides also provides bear sprays, backpacks, spotting scopes, optical gear, trekking poles, and a professional guide.

 Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.

Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley.


Bunsen Peak Vista Hike

Price: $140 per person, 7 Hours, 8 Miles, Meets at 8 AM

Tour meets at the Bunsen Peak Trailhead

The hike up Bunsen Peak leads to a look-out point for views of the entire park. Peer across Yellowstone National Park to see the Grand Tetons 120 miles to the south. To the west are big views of Electric Peak and other famous points in the Gallatin Mountains. The massive Beartooth plateau rises in the east. This is home to Montana's highest peaks. We see an array of wildlife on this trek. Afternoon views of the Sheepeater Cliffs are some of the best canyon views in the park, only seen from the trail. 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 a morning snack, hearty picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optical gear, trekking poles, and a professional guide.

 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 Hours, 7 Miles, Meets at 8 AM

Tour meets at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. The exact spot is near the flag pole at 8AM.

This is a journey into Yellowstone’s best backcountry geyser. Lone Star rivals Old Faithful for its punctuality and explosiveness. With its location only a few miles off the road, it weeds out the crowds that roam the boardwalks of other geysers. Yellowstone Hiking Guides takes a quiet route into Lone Star, making the hike even more remote. Watch the geyser erupt while eating a hearty picnic lunch. Explore other thermal features along a completely natural section of the Firehole River. The area is known more for geysers than wildlife. That said, grizzlies frequent the area. Also moose, elk, otter, and other animals. This hike is moderate with a little elevation gain in the morning. Yellowstone Hiking Guides provides a light breakfast snack, hearty picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optical gear, trekking poles and a professional guide.

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

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


Grand Canyon Rim Hike

Price $140, 6 hours, 6 miles, Meets at 8 AM

Tour Meets at the Upper Falls View Parking Area off of the South Rim Drive

No tour to Yellowstone is complete without a thorough exploration of its Grand Canyon. This is a classic Yellowstone trek that includes not only the canyon rim, but also forest, meadow, lake, and thermal features. The hike is a six hour, six-mile loop. There is some up and down along the rim, totaling 500 feet of elevation gain. Our hike meets at the Upper Falls View Parking Area off of the South Rim drive. We begin the canyon rim hiking tour along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We view the massive Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone. We take in the sheer and colorful views from Artist Point. Continuing along the rim we journey backcountry to Sublime Point. From there the hike proceeds on to Ribbon Lake and to the top of Silver Cord Cascade, Yellowstone’s tallest waterfall, falling 1,200 feet to the Yellowstone River. The trail loops back through a meadow system, home to wildlife, songbirds, and wildflowers. Finally, the trail takes us past a thermal feature and back to the Upper Falls View Parking Area where you can explore Uncle Tom’s Trail if you please.

 Hiking the South Rim Trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Hiking the South Rim Trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.


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.

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