Yellowstone Thorofare & South Boundary Backpacking 

Explore Yellowstone’s backcountry in one of the most remote places in the United States.

 

Trip Length

7 Days

Intensity

Difficult

Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

August 9 – 15, 2023

Activities

Backcountry Camping & Glamping

Included

Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation
Accommodations
Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
Glamping
All meals
Park entry fees

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)

$2450

Trip Info

The world’s oldest National Park sits atop a super-volcano and features Earth’s largest collection of geothermal features. The Tetons contain some of the oldest rock in North America – 2.7 billion-year-old metamorphic gneiss. Experience the superlative beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 

Weather

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons have very extreme weather – in fact, the highest recorded difference in temperature in a 24-hour period was recorded in Montana at over 100 degrees! July can be warm and dry in the day, but cold in the evenings with highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s. It can snow any month of the year and often does!

Group 

Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. 

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Intensity – Difficult

Expect to spend up to 6 hours per day walking or hiking (up to 16 miles and 2500ft elevation change) while carrying packs with all of your equipment! this trip is for experienced hikers. 

Accommodations

  • One night frontcountry camping in Yellowstone
  • Five nights backcountry camping in Yellowstone 
  • One night glamping in West Yellowstone
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy accommodations
  • Single supplement is available for an additional $600 per person

Flights

You will be flying into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. You’ll want to pick a flight that arrives before 12pm MST on the first day. Alternatively, we can collect you from your accommodation in Bozeman if you’ve arrived early. At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you back at the Bozeman Airport by 2pm for your travel home (or back at your accommodation if you’re staying on.) 

Itinerary

Day 1

Your journey begins today! You’ll meet your group and guides in Bozeman and get to know each other over lunch at a local brewery. Then, we’ll tour a bit of Yellowstone along our way to our frontcountry campsite for the evening. At camp, we’ll organize our packs and make sure we have all the gear we need! We’ll also split up some food & gear to share among the group.

Meals: L, D

Day 2

We’ll get an early start on the trail, traveling to the north shore of Yellowstone Lake where we’ll begin our adventure! We’ll cover 13.5 miles and arrive to our camp right on the lakeshore! At camp, we’ll cook up a delicious dinner before setting up our tents! 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

Today, we’ll hike 15.5 miles along the Yellowstone River and under some of the tallest peaks in the park. We’ll arrive to our campsite at Three Mile Bend, where we can take a dip in the river before setting up camp!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

Today, we’ll head west and pick up the South Boundary Trail. We’ll cross the several creeks and rivers as we hike 15.6 miles to Fox Creek. 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

Brace yourself for stunning views of the Tetons as we hit the highest point on the trail at almost 10,000 feet! We’ll continue to our campsite along the Snake River, where we can have another swim! 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6

We’ll hike the final 9.2 miles along the Snake River (and some amazing thermal features) to the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We’ll meet our shuttle, which will transfer ut back to our starting point. We’ll have time to explore some of Yellowstone’s more famous features like Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic before heading to West Yellowstone for a night of relaxation at our luxury glamping texts! We’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and toast s’mores over a bonfire!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7

We’ll enjoy a leisurely morning at camp before heading to Bozeman for your departing flight! Along the way, we may have time to stop at a locl hot spring for a dip.

Meals: B, L

Pack List

  • Required Gear
    • Backpacking pack (60+ liters recommended)
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Sleeping bag (also available to rent), rated to 15 degrees
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles (at least 3 litres) 
  • Recommended Gear and Personal Items
    • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
    • Travel pillow
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
  • Required Clothing
    • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
    • Rain jacket or shell
    • Breathable wicking base layers
    • Lightweight hiking pants
    • Warm clothes to sleep in
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat with a brim
    • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunglasses
  • Recommended Clothing
    • Rain pants
    • Buff or neck scarf
    • Comfortable clothes for camp
    • Sandals or camp shoes

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