Climb a Mountain Near Yellowstone

Those of us who love to hike also love to climb to the tops of mountains. Our motto is: Good views come to those who hike uphill!

Many of us who love to hike also love to summit mountains. Our motto is: Good views come to those who hike uphill!

It’s the lure of wanting to see what’s on the other side, and the abundance of rugged mountain ranges in the Yellowstone region that beckon hikers to climb here.

Some of the best mountains to climb in Wyoming can be found in the Teton, Wind River and Big Horn ranges.

Lander, Jackson and Sheridan are great places to base out of before heading into the backcountry to climb mountains like Gannett Peak, Lizard Head, Pingora, Wind River Peak, the Grand Teton and Cloud Peak.

Hike around Lander, Wyoming, and you’ll have 40 peaks that top 13,000 feet to choose from, not to mention the hundreds of peaks at lower elevations.

If you’re an inexperienced climber, or want help expanding your skill set and reaching the next level, contact a professional mountain guiding company and arrange a guided trip.

If you prefer ascending mountains at a faster pace, enter the Absaroka Mountain Challenge Race in Meeteetse, Wyoming. Held on Labor Day weekend, it has been chosen to be a part of the Trail Runner magazine’s Trophy Series.

Colorado is home to 53 peaks above 14,000 feet, more than any other state. The “14ers” provide visitors with adventurous hiking opportunities, spectacular scenery, and a chance to connect with nature. Those looking for a distinctive experience can enjoy the beauty of Colorado’s many gorges and canyons on foot, by bike or by raft.

To get outfitted for a mountain- climbing trip, stop in at Sierra Trading Post in Cody or Cheyenne.



Go Climbing Near Yellowstone

Climbers won’t find any shortage of challenging walls in the greater Yellowstone region.

Mountain Man Rendezvous at Ft Laramie, Wyoming. Photo by Dennis McIntire

Attend a Mountain Man Rendezvous near Yellowstone

The first Yellowstone area inhabitants were mountain men who had gatherings to sell furs, trade and socialize. You can attend a rendezvous reenactment today.

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram from Teton Village.

6 Big Adventures at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Right next to Grand Teton National Park, spend a day on the Via Ferrata experience, riding the tram, tackling the ropes or biking and hiking downhill.


Go Skiing & Boarding Near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone region boasts several world-class mountain resorts.

Winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. Photo by USFWS Lori Iverson

15 Things to Do in Winter in or near Yellowstone

Our list of top Yellowstone winter activities includes watching wildlife, swimming in hot springs, eating waffles and taking exhilarating rides.

Aspen in Shoshone National Forest

Explore a National Forest near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone Park region is home to 27 scenic national forests throughout Wyoming, Idaho and Montana including the Wind River Range.

Pryor Mountain Wild Horses

4 Places to See Wild Horses Near Yellowstone

Wild horses roam the desert south of Yellowstone. Prior Mountain wild horses run near Billings, Montana & descendants of Buffalo Bill's horses are east of Cody.

Buffalo Bill State Park Reservoir

Visit a Wyoming State Park near Yellowstone

While in the Yellowstone region, visit any of the numerous state parks including the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir, Sinks Canyon, and Hot Springs.

Bunsen Peak from Mammoth winter

Bunsen Peak Hike

This hike provides an excellent opportunity to view the effects of the 1988 fires. Also, Bunsen Peak affords a commanding view of the Mammoth area, as well as the Gallatin and Washburn Mountains.