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

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

Tour meets at the Lamar River Valley Trailhead with the footbridge over Soda Butte Creek (NOT the stock trailhead with hitchin posts and latrines) at 8AM

Our most popular trip! Take a hiking safari amongst the wildlife of the American Serengeti. Gaze out over the vast Lamar Valley. We'll find bison trails for quiet locations away from the masses. The Lamar Valley is the best place in the park to view wolves, grizzlies, moose, bison, pronghorn, elk and more. Comfortably watch these unique animals through optics while soaking in the guide’s historic and natural interpretation. This is an easy walk with little elevation change along a few rolling hills. A more demanding option is available if the group is interested. Our hike includes a light breakfast snack and gourmet picnic lunch. Yellowstone Hiking Guides also provides bear sprays, backpacks, spotting scopes, optic 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

7.0 Miles, 7 Hours

Tour meets at the Bunsen Peak Trailhead near the old road blockade and Bunsen Peak Road sign at 8AM 

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 see an array of wildlife on this trek. Our route takes 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 Osprey Falls. This treat is sure to fill you with a sense of wonder. You 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 a light breakfast snack, gourmet picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optic 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

6.0 miles, 7 hours

Tour meets at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center on the front steps 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 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 while eating 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 a light breakfast snack, gourmet picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optic 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.


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.