What to Bring

Equipment needed and provided for hiking tours in Yellowstone.

What to Bring


The best time to visit Yellowstone depends on your interests. Each of the distinct four seasons offers a different experience. Yellowstone weather is a powerful force and visitors should be prepared for a variety of conditions.


A bald eagle swoops over a grizzly bear feeding on a carcass in Yellowstone National Park.

A bald eagle swoops over a grizzly bear feeding on a carcass in Yellowstone National Park.

We provide:

  • Transportation from Mammoth Hot Springs to the trailhead and back
  • Bear spray
  • Light backpack for  your personal gear
  • Trekking poles
  • Spotting scopes for the group
  • Optic gear for the trail
  • Gourmet lunch and breakfast snacks
  • Knowledgeable and professional guide

A bee buzzes an Indian Paintbrush in Yellowstone National Park.

A bee buzzes an Indian Paintbrush in Yellowstone National Park.

What you need to bring:

  • Rain jacket
  • Water bottle 
  • Extra fleece layer
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Smiles (optional)

Weather is unpredictable in Yellowstone. Old Faithful Geyser erupting during a snow storm in July.

Weather is unpredictable in Yellowstone. Old Faithful Geyser erupting during a snow storm in July.