Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the nation’s first National Park. Yellowstone is home to approximately 600 waterfalls and geysers, packs of wolves, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, deer, herds of bison, elk, and 4,097,710 people (visits in 2015). Don’t get us wrong, we love that people come to Yellowstone National Park and learn to or continue to appreciate the beauty of the park and everything that is wild about it. Some of this ‘wild’ feel does get lost however. It gets lost by being confined to boardwalks. It gets lost in all the selfies. It gets lost in the struggle to find parking. What if we told you that we know of a way for you to re-capture the ‘wild’ feel of Yellowstone National Park? No boardwalks. No selfies (okay, maybe some selfies). No parking. We are talking about a backpacking trip with Montana Alpine Guides.
Montana Alpine Guides offers Yellowstone National Park backpacking trips from June through September with trips ranging from two to five days. What if you’ve never backpacked before though? Perfect! Our experienced guides are all locals to the area and have the experience and local knowledge to ensure you get the experience of a lifetime while learning how to go backpacking. Don’t have any backpacking gear? We’ve got you covered. Just pack your clothes and toiletries. We will cover the stoves, fuel, and food and offer rental tents, sleeping bags, pads, and backpacks. So step away from the boardwalks and parking lots this summer. Sleep on the ground, cook your food over a single burner stove, and make memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime. Go discover for yourself the more ‘wild’ parts of the park.