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

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

7:15 am departure from Mammoth

GUESTS FROM RED LODGE AND COOKE CITY CAN MEET US AT THE TRAILHEAD. GUESTS STAYING IN THE PARK CAN MEET US AT TOWER JUNCTION.

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, and elk. 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. A more demanding option is available if the group is interested. Our hike includes a gourmet picnic lunch. Yellowstone Hiking Guides also provides backpacks, spotting scopes, bear sprays, and trekking poles.

Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan

Wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan

Price:

  • $110/person, 5 or more
  • $140/person, 3-4 people
  • $180/person, 2 people
  • $350, 1 person

Note: Sign up for the number of people in your party. You will be issued a refund if/when the party size grows. Private tours cost $1,100 for groups up to ten people. 


Bunsen Peak Hike

7.0 Miles, 7 Hours

7:15 am departure from Mammoth

GUESTS STAYING IN THE PARK CAN MEET US AT THE ALBRIGHT VISITOR CENTER IN MAMMOTH OR AT THE TRAILHEAD. 

The hike up Bunsen Peak leads to an unrivaled observation point that provides views of the entire park. Peer across the entire Yellowstone Caldera and see the Grand Tetons. 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, too. This treat is sure to fill you with a sense of wonder and feeling of getting away from it all. This hike is one of the classic routes of Yellowstone National Park.

Sweeping vistas from Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by: Josh Mahan

Sweeping vistas from Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by: Josh Mahan

Price:

  • $110/person, 5 or more
  • $140/person, 3-4 people
  • $180/person, 2 people
  • $350, 1 person

Note: Sign up for the number of people in your party. You will be issued a refund if/when the party size grows. Private tours cost $1,100 for groups up to ten people. 


Lone Star Geyser Hike

6.0 miles, 8 hours

6:15 am departure from Mammoth

GUESTS FROM WEST YELLOWSTONE CAN MEET US AT MADISON JUNCTION. GUESTS FROM JACKSON CAN MEET US AT THE OLD FAITHFUL VISITOR CENTER.

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 backpacks, spotting scopes, bear sprays, and trekking poles.

A rainbow over Lone Star geyser in Yellowstone's back country. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan

A rainbow over Lone Star geyser in Yellowstone's back country. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan

Price:

  • $120/person, 5 or more
  • $160/person, 3-4 people
  • $210/person, 2 people
  • $400, 1 person

Note: Sign up for the number of people in your party. You will be issued a refund if/when the party size grows. Private tours cost $1,100 for groups up to ten people. 


Hiking in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan

Hiking in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Photo by: Emily Jo Mahan



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.

Banner Photo: Emily Jo Mahan