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Explore with Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Explore Yellowstone with these local wildlife guides, known for their day hiking tours, to see wolves in the Lamar Valley. Or try a van or paddling tour or backpacking options.

Until you’ve visited Yellowstone, it’s hard to decide what are the must-sees and what can fall lower down on your itinerary. And because the park is larger than the state of Rhode Island, you can’t do a whirlwind drive and see it all in a day.

Avoid wasting precious time by hiring Yellowstone Hiking Guides to give you the insider’s look into Yellowstone. Based in West Yellowstone, Mont., Yellowstone Hiking Guides caters to a variety of ages and abilities. You can choose from a day-hiking excursion, an active van tour, a backpacking tour or sea kayaking tours on Yellowstone Lake.

Yellowstone Hiking Guides Upper Geyser Basin Hike
Enjoying the Upper Geyser Basin hikePhoto by Emily Jo Mahan courtesy of Yellowstone Hiking Guides

On a day hike, you can choose from several outings, including the Upper Geyser Basin Hike that covers 6 miles and 500 feet total of elevation gain. You’ll avoid all of the Old Faithful area’s traffic by meeting at Biscuit Basin. From there, you’ll hike through a fascinating landscape, discovering some of Yellowstone’s most interesting geysers, including Old Faithful. All you need to bring is your fleece layer, rain jacket, 2 liters of water and your curiosity since your guide will provide a morning snack, hearty picnic lunch, bear spray, backpacks, optical gear and trekking poles.

Yellowstone Hiking Guides is most famous for their Lamar Valley Safari Hike. A hike with one of their expert guides will get you to the perfect vantage point for an opportunity to observe the famous wolf packs that roam the area. You might feel like a VIP watching the wolves from a secluded knoll while the rest of the human pack is crowded together on the shoulder of the road.

A guide showing found moose antlers on a hike with Yellowstone Hiking Guides
A guide showing moose antlers found on a Yellowstone trailPhoto by Josh Mahan courtesy of Yellowstone Hiking Guides

On an active van tour, you can leave the driving to your guide as you spend eight hours seeing the best of Yellowstone from Yellowstone Lake to the iconic Old Faithful and the stunning Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Along the way, your guide will be on the lookout for wildlife and will share cultural and natural histories of the park. You can also work with the company to arrange a custom itinerary. This tour begins in West Yellowstone, Mont. and covers the Lower Loop over the course of 8 hours.

Yellowstone Hiking Guides Tour Van
Tour vanPhoto by Emily Jo Mahan courtesy of Yellowstone Hiking Guides

Yellowstone Hiking Guides also offers lodge-based day hiking packages offered in 2021: July 11-17 and Sept. 5-11. Days include a 6-mile day hike through the Lamar Valley, Yellowstone’s version of the Serengeti, and a 7-mile hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, one of the park’s most photographed natural features. They also offer a Peak Migration Long Weekend four-day tour on June 10-13, 2021, that offers the best wildlife viewing of the entire year.

For the sea kayak adventure, you’ll paddle five miles along Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in the park at 136 square miles. Filled with beautiful but bone-chilling water, the lake offers you a totally different view of Yellowstone. Your guide will have all the equipment ready for you, plus snacks, a morning hot drink and a hearty picnic lunch. As you travel, your guide will help you spot wildlife and hot springs.

The company also offers private, custom trips, so you can call or email to learn more.

For More Information:
(406) 848-1144
1212 Chokecherry Ln., West Yellowstone, Mont. 59758
www.yellowstonehikingguides.com