Yellowstone Sky Rim

Immerse yourself in the world’s first national park with this spectacular backcountry hike.


Trip Length

4 Days


Level 5. View our intensity scale

Group Size

10 Persons

Trip Dates

July 23 – 26, 2024

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide


Round trip transportation
Private, medically-trained, naturalist guide
All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 4
Park entry fees & permits
Tent & sleeping pad


Trip Info

Experience true backcountry as you hike along the Sky Rim Trail in Yellowstone National Park. After an intense hike, you’ll be rewarded with the park’s classics, such as Grand Prismatic Spring, and Old Faithful!

Travel with our Trip Advisor rated 5-star guides!

Luke is an amazing guide! So knowledgeable and friendly! Packed an amazing lunch and cared so much about each of our family seeing the best of the park! We will visit him again!
Angela W

July 2021


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!

September can be very comfortable and dry in the day, but get quite 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!

Intensity – Difficult

Expect to spend up to 6 hours per day walking or hiking (up to 10 miles and 3000ft elevation change) while carrying day packs with water and snacks! Suitable for most fit people with a bit of hiking experience.


  • Three nights camping in Yellowstone National Park


You will be flying into the Bozeman Airport. You’ll want to pick a flight arrives before 12pm MST on the first day. Alternatively, we can collect you from your accommodation in Bozeman at around 11:15am if you’ve arrived early.

At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you back at Bozeman Airport at 4pm for your travel home (or back at your accommodation in Bozeman if you’re staying on.)


Day 1

Arrive in Bozeman, MT. After meeting your guide, you’ll head down to a remote part of Yellowstone National Park and begin the scenic hike to your first campsite! In the evening, we’ll get to know each other over a camp dinner and s’mores!

Meals: L, D

Day 2

After breakfast, you’ll hike out through lodgepole pine forests and alpine meadows before beginning your initial ascent up the ridge.

Expect panoramic views of some of Yellowstone’s highest peaks. After a stunning day on the trail, you’ll arrive at your backcountry campsite where you’ll cook a delicious camp dinner.

Listen to local ghost stories around the campfire before settling into your tent for the evening.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

Today you’ll continue hiking through the national park, taking in Yellowstone’s vistas and learning about the history of the national park along the way.

Once we reach the trailhead, we’ll make our way towards West Yellowstone to explore some of the most famous features of the park – Grand Prismatic Springs and Old Faithful.

Tonight you’ll spend the evening frontcountry camping in the center of Yellowstone! 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

After breakfast and bidding farewell to camp, you’ll jump in the van to cram in as many of Yellowstone’s highlights as we can en- route back to Bozeman.

Along the way, we’ll stop at a local hot spring for a dip! 

Your guide will have you back at Bozeman Airport in time for your onward flight later this afternoon.

Meals: B, L

Pack List

  • Backapck (60+ liters)
  • Daypack (20+ liters)
  • Luggage (Can be left in the van. Limit of one small suitcase per person.)
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants (optional)
  • Wool socks
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Buff or neckscarf
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Sandals or camp shoes
  • Pack cover
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Travel pillow (optional)
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, hand gel, sanitary wear, etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L capacity)

Yellowstone Sky Rim Backpacking


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