Custom Trips: Individuals, Families & Groups

Our custom backpacking trips into Yellowstone National Park are specifically designed to fit your group’s desires, fitness, schedule, and interests. A backpacking trip in Yellowstone is an unforgettable trip and a must-do if visiting Montana. We make it easy to make your trip happen; you pick the dates, we discuss your “dream trip”, then we custom design the best option. All you have to do is show up with clothing and basic gear (see gear list) ready to experience one of the most remote wilderness areas in the US. We handle all logistics so you don’t have to.

On all of MAG’s backpacking trips into Yellowstone, we have backpacking gear available for rent if you don’t want to travel with your own backpacking gear. The sky’s the limit on backpacking choices, from easy to rigorous, river valleys to mountain ridges, minimal elevation gain to early dawn starts on peak ascents. Whether you are looking to relax in Shangri-la-esque campsites, summit as many peaks as possible, gather photos, learn new skills, see wildlife, fish, etc., we can arrange the perfect balance for you and your group. On our backpacking trips with families or folks that are new-to-the-outdoors, we tend to hike a short ways and set up a “base camp.” This keeps the miles to a minimum with heavier loads while having options for day trips with a light 5-10lb pack. Other trip options include loops, through hikes, team building, outdoor education and skill-building, etc. We generally run these trips from May through September. However, we may be able to accommodate trips outside of these months – contact us for details!

Required experience

None – beginners welcome!


  • 1 person: $600/day
  • 2 people: $397.50/person ($795/day)
  • 3 people: $325/person ($975/day)
  • 4 people: $300/person ($1200/day)
  • 5 and up : $275/person/day

*Prices do not include a 4% Public Land Use Fee.

What’s included:
Experienced guides with medical training and emergency communication devices, tents, meals, cookware, stoves, fuel.

Not included:
Transport to trailheads, personal clothing & camping gear (See Gear List).
Transport can also be arranged with local taxi services.