Wyoming is the high country, second only to Colorado in average elevation above the sea, but with a small fraction of Colorado’s human population, and with much more really big wilderness. Wyoming is big wilderness, big mountains, big vistas, and big populations of big animals including big carnivores. Of course, Wyoming backpacking also includes backpacking in Yellowstone National Park, but outside of Yellowstone we run Wyoming guided hikes in the Grand Teton, Gros Ventre, Wind River Mountains and Absaroka mountain ranges, all places that will take your breath away! All of these ranges are great wildlife habitats and include soaring peaks that climb high into the alpine zone, way above the trees.
From the complex rocks and unbelievable views in the Tetons to the Pre-Cambrian granites of the highest of these ranges — the Wind Rivers — backpacking in Wyoming mountains is something you’ll never forget. And the soaring volcanic tundra-topped plateaus of the Absarokas…wow, what a landscape! And then there are the tilted snow-covered sedimentary peaks of the Gros Ventre Range, rising above some of the most beautiful mountain valleys on Earth, and with relatively mellow hiking. The Gros Ventres, by the way, include some of the best wildlife habitats anywhere, and we usually see lots of animals on any given trek in this range. Join us in hiking the Wyoming wilds where the wapiti (elk) roam!