Yellowstone Sky Rim Backpacking


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


July 23-26, 2024

Trip Length

4 Days


Level 5

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Group Size

Up to 10 People

$1450 Per Person


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!


    • 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

      Not Included
      • Flights
      • Gratuity for Your Guide



      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.)


        person hiking in Sedona National Park

        Take a tour that lets you immerse yourself in the park. Our guides are master naturalists, botanists, geologists, historians, and – most importantly – relentlessly curious! This is more than a sightseeing tour; it’s a day of learning and connection with Yellowstone National Park.

        Day One


        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 Two


        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 Three

        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 Four

        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

        Packing LIst

        • Backapck (60+ liters)
        • Daypack (20+ liters)
        • Luggage (Can be left in the van. Limit of one small suitcase per person.)
        • Pack cover
        • 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)
        • 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
        • Sunglasses
        • Hiking boots

        Trip FAQ’s

        What will we eat?

        Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

        Who else will be there?

        Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

        We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. All group multi-day trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email

        Do you offer payment plans?

        We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

        Are there any age requirements?

        They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

        If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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