Backpacking in Yellowstone Guided Hikes in Montana, Wyoming & Utah Backpacking
A family business since 1978, Big Wild Adventures offers fully outfitted guided backpacking/ trekking/ hiking in the most beautiful wilderness lands of the American West and Alaska. We offer backpacking in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and many other guided hikes in the Montana, Wyoming and Colorado Rockies plus Washington’s Olympic National Park. And even though we are probably best known for our Yellowstone backpacking trips, we also hike and backpack in the colorful wilds of the American Southwest, including incomparable backpacking in Utah canyon country and Grand Canyon hiking. And we canoe the watery wilds of the remote upper Missouri River in north-central Montana.
Just show up and leave all of the trip details to us. All advertised trip prices include our complete equipment package plus food (3 meals/day plus snacks), cooking gear, meal preparation, trip planning and taxes/user fees, pre-trip safety instruction, transportation from town to and from trail heads, and the services of our expert guide/naturalist staff.
Once you sign up for a trip and receive confirmation, we guarantee that the trip will run, regardless of the number of folks who have signed up. We will not cancel your vacation plans!
Professional Hiking Guides
Big Wild guides are the best in the business with decades of wilderness leadership; they are not inexperienced young adults. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and emergency rescue procedures. They are great naturalists who enjoy sharing their knowledge of each area’s unique flora, fauna and geology; they are also glad to provide any desired instruction in wilderness skills.
Yellowstone Backpacking & Trekking
We don’t just live next to Yellowstone National Park, we know the wonders of its expansive backcountry better than anyone! Though most tourists never venture far from their automobiles, our Yellowstone backpacking tours are in true wilderness. In fact, because much of the Park is bordered by large protected national forest Wilderness Areas, Yellowstone’s backcountry includes some of our country’s most remote wild lands south of Alaska. And the hiking landscapes are so varied that each trip is radically different, a truly unique wild adventure. Join us on one of our guide/naturalist-led backpacking Yellowstone trips into the wilds of the world’s first national park.
Big Wild Adventures is a licensed guide/outfitting service by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management, for Yellowstone backpacking plus many other magnificent wild areas (including Montana backpacking and backpacking in Wyoming guided tours) and has been authorized by these agencies for 35 years.
All of our treks are multi-day wilderness adventures, and once we begin, you will be backpacking (or canoeing) in a primitive environment, tent-camping in the magnificence of wild nature until the end of the trip!
Scheduled Hiking Trips are generally for anybody over 16 years of age – individuals, couples, groups of friends, parents/relatives with young adults – and provide a unique small group experience in some of the world’s most magnificent wilderness areas! There is a list of scheduled trips by region on the right side of every internal page of this website. View scheduled trips.
Custom Backpacking Trips provide a private wilderness experience with your group and our guide, and can be scheduled for your convenience for any of our regular guiding areas. This includes our Yellowstone backpacking trips, backpacking in Utah, Montana and Wyoming backpacking and more. Remember that some areas are best enjoyed at certain times of the year. We can also run Custom Trips in many other wild areas, too. We are happy to suggest some great trip alternatives for your time slot! Just give us a call at (406) 848-7000.
Family Backpacking Trips are essentially Custom Trips that are discounted for families with young people 18 and under. We love running Family Trips, and the kids usually love it, too!
Read more about Custom or Family trips, or call (406) 848-7000.
Big Wild Adventures offers top notch Utah backpacking, backpacking in Yellowstone, and guided hikes in several other states including Alaska.
We supply state of the art equipment, nothing but the best. If you bring your own gear (backpack + rain-cover, lightweight day-pack, tent, sleeping bag & pad, cup/bowl/spoon), you get a $200 discount. There’s also a $200 discount for your second trip in a calendar year.
No Prior Experience Is Necessary!
Commission available for travel agents.