Hiking in Yellowstone

Hiking in Yellowstone

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Hiking in Yellowstone

5 Days Starting and ending in Jackson

Visiting: Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park , Jackson Hole

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

SKXY

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 12

Physical rating:

High

Age range:

12-99 years

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Lace up your hiking boots and discover five Yellowstone hikes that represent the amazing attributes of America’s first national park. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, the most well-known and spectacular geysers in the park, and wildlife viewing on this small group that has it all. You’ll also enjoy the luxuries of a lodge and rustic dining each evening in two to three different locations inside and around the park. This trip is an exceptional way to soak up the magic of Yellowstone, to enjoy fantastic hiking, and to learn about America’s first – and truly spectacular – national park.

Highlights

  • Hike to the largest backcountry geyser in the park, Lone Star Geyser, which is found in a clearing surrounded by dense forest and erupts from a shed-sized cream-coloured mound.

  • Drive to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and take a short stroll to Artist Point for phenomenal waterfall views.

  • Walk to one of the most beautiful lookout spots in the park, the summit of Mt. Washburn, and take in the views of Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak.

  • Explore the Upper Geyser Basin which is home to more than half the world’s geysers, including what is the arguably the most famous one, Old Faithful.

  • Admire the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest North American lake above 7,000 feet.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

After a pick up at Jackson Hole accommodation, drive for a hike around Elephant Back Mountain, taking in flecks of black obsidian beneath your feet on the way to a lookout spot which offers an awe-inspiring bird’s eye view. Take in the glittering waters of Yellowstone Lake on a hike to Storm Point, a relatively flat loop that leads to a stunning vista of the largest lake above 7,000 feet in North America. The hike begins at Indian Pond, a favourite locale for bison, and continues through a lodge pole pine forest to a bluff overlooking the picturesque shore of this hydrothermal fed lake. Before completing the loop, you will walk past enormous boulders, which are home to a colony of yellow-bellied marmots. If you're lucky, you may see them basking in the sun.

Included Activities:
-Elephant Back Mountain hike
-Indian Pond to Storm Point hike
-Shuttle from Jackson Hole

Day 2: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Start your day with one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, a walk to the summit of Mt. Washburn at over 10,000 feet. The trail to the summit travels through picturesque subalpine parkland where wildflowers cover the grass and bighorn sheep are sometimes seen grazing in nearby meadows. Enjoy spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – a giant rift in a landscape of forested hills - and Yellowstone Lake, the Teton Range, and Electric Peak. From here, you'll drive to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for a short stroll out to Artist Point for phenomenal waterfall views.

Included Activities:
-Mt. Washburn summit hike
-Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - Artist Point hike

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Kick off your hiking adventure with a visit to one of the Park’s most iconic features – Mammoth Hot Springs – where you will view steaming travertine terraces streaked with colourful microorganisms. From here, leave the crowds behind and head out on the Beaver Ponds Trail where you will hike through a forest that is frequented by a variety of wildlife including bears, eventually reaching a clearing with small ponds where it’s possible to spot waterfowl. Take in the scenic view from grassy hilltop as you keep an eye out for pronghorn, deer, and elk.

Included Activities:
-Mammoth Hot Springs visit
-Beaver Ponds hike

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Begin your day in the Upper Geyser Basin where you’ll be able to take in some of the park’s most famous features, including Old Faithful. Next, travel a few miles down the road for a hike out to Lone Star Geyser. This is a beautiful hike along the aptly named Firehole River to the largest backcountry geyser in the park: Lone Star Geyser. Lone Star is found in a clearing surrounded by dense forest and erupts from a shed-sized cream-coloured mound. The geyser erupts around every three hours and a log book is kept nearby so you'll know when the next eruption is set to occur.

Included Activities:
-Upper Geyser Basin - Old Faithful Geyser visit
-Firehole River to Lone Star Geyser hike

Day 5: Jackson Hole
Location: Jackson Hole
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Your final day’s hike takes you through classic Yellowstone meadows and lodgepole pine forests to Fairy Falls, a 200-foot waterfall plunging off a pine-studded cliff. After you soak up the sights and sounds of Fairy Falls, your tour ends with a stop at the Grand Prismatic overlook. The Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in the United States and one of the most iconic features in the park. It is a great way to close out your Yellowstone adventure before a relaxing shuttle ride back to Jackson where your trip comes to an end at approximately 7 pm.

Included Activities:
-Fairy Falls hike
-Grand Prismatic overlook visit
-Shuttle to Jackson Hole

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Mountain Lodge (4 nights)

  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Elephant Back Mountain hike

  • Shuttle from Jackson Hole

  • Indian Pond to Storm Point hike

  • Mt. Washburn summit hike

  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - Artist Point hike

  • Mammoth Hot Springs visit

  • Beaver Ponds hike

  • Upper Geyser Basin - Old Faithful Geyser visit

  • Firehole River to Lone Star Geyser hike

  • Fairy Falls hike

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Transport

  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN THE USA & CANADA
  • We recommend taxis and rideshare services like Lyft and Uber when traveling to and from hotels in the USA and Canada. These services are widely available across North America, offering convenient and accessible transportation options. Private transfers in North America incur high costs and present an increased risk of missed connections due to their fixed schedules. In contrast, taxis and rideshares offer both cost-effectiveness and flexibility, ensuring a smoother journey. With transparent pricing, GPS tracking, and on-demand availability, we believe that taxis and rideshare apps not only offer a reliable alternative to private transfers but also provide a secure, trustworthy, and budget-friendly transportation option for our customers.

Accommodation

  • Experience some of America’s best national parks in style on an inn based tour with cosy accommodation and restaurant meals to look forward to each night. Inn based tours include transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional hiking guide.

Important Information

  • 1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.
  • 2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
  • 5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
  • 6. Please note, pre-trip orientation meeting will take place at 5:00 PM day before trip starts via conference call. Early on the morning of day 1, you will be picked up from your hotel in Jackson, WY. Your guide will coordinate the time of pick up during the pre-trip orientation conference call. This trip will conclude at approximately 7:00 PM on the last day in Jackson.
  • 7. A single supplement is available. The single supplement applies to all nights of the trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is a hiking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hikes and activities.

    This trip involves hiking from 5 to 7 miles (8 to 11 km) per day with a total trip distance of 30 miles (48 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 1400 feet (427 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.

    On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5- 5.5 kg).

    Yellowstone boasts warm summers but be prepared for colder evenings and possibly rainy days. Good clothing and appropriate footwear are a must.

    On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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