There’s no better way to feel connected to the original cowboys and explorers of Wyoming than to explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on horseback.
You’ll get a unique backcountry experience no matter which adventure you choose to embark on with Wilderness Trails. Located in between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and permitted by both parks, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the state of Wyoming, Wilderness Trails is uniquely equipped to show you the backcountry side of Wyoming’s two national parks.
If you’re new to horseback riding or pressed for time, opt for a half or full-day ride. You’ll journey from the Teton Wilderness Area into Yellowstone National Park, learning about Yellowstone’s ecosystem from your knowledgeable guides. All Wilderness Trails rides are small groups to allow a more intimate experience.
If you opt for the full-day ride, you’ll journey to Snake River Hot Springs in Yellowstone or Huckleberry Mountain in Bridger-Teton National Forest and enjoy a picnic lunch while you take in the scenery.
Bedroll and Breakfast
Looking to get a bit wilder? Wilderness Trails’ signature adventure is the Bedroll and Breakfast ride. You’ll leisurely ride to a fully equipped campsite in the Teton Wilderness Area where canvas tents furnished with bunk beds, mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows await. Gather around the campfire for a Western cookout in the evening and a country-style breakfast the next morning including eggs, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee and juice. An outhouse and shower tent with propane-heated water are available on-site as well.
Bedroll and Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to disconnect, see wildlife and even go hiking or fly-fishing. Not interested in riding? The camp is accessible by car, so you can still join in the fun even if you don’t want to saddle up to get there.
Wilderness Trails also offers longer pack trips into Yellowstone for those looking for a backcountry camping experience. Two-to-10-day trips are available. You’ll experience parts of the park, such as Heart Lake, only accessible to those journeying via foot or horse.
More Backcountry Adventures
The staff at Wilderness Trails is all about experiencing Wyoming’s backcountry so if you’re a hunter or an angler, there also are adventures that can be catered to you. Family owned and operated, Wilderness Trail guides have been outfitting travelers in this part of the West for more than 60 years.
There is a weight limit of 250 pounds to horseback ride with Wilderness Trails, and children over 7 are preferred, though case-by-case exceptions may be made.