There are so many wonderful things about backpacking in Yellowstone that it’s tough to know where to start. So here’s a quick overview that I’ll follow up on with subsequent blogs that go into more detail. But for now, suffice it to say that Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, is a unique area that includes the greatest concentration of thermal features on Earth. But that’s just for starters. Most of Yellowstone is wilderness. It’s a high elevation forested landscape that harbors some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the temperate world. In fact, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the few remaining regions anywhere that still supports all of the vertebrate species known to be native to the area. Because most of Yellowstone’s’ borders are contiguous with big tracts of designated national forest wilderness, the park backcountry is actually much bigger and more remote that it would appear if you simply looked at a map of the park. Yellowstone hiking is also a user-friendly experience, because few of its trails are particularly steep.
And the scenic variety is astounding: each of our Yellowstone guided trekking trips is surprisingly different from every other Yellowstone adventure. From the high Gallatin Range peaks to lush the waterfall-laden Bechler Canyon, to the the magic of Heart Lake and to the springtime flower-filled grasslands of northern Yellowstone — and so much more — this park’s diversity is second to none. That’s why we have so many clients who visit the Yellowstone wilds over and over again, knowing that each trek is always an entirely unique experience!