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Yellowstone Hiking Tours

A Couple Hiking Through Yellowstone Back Country

At a glance...

Duration: 6-8 hours, May-October (inquire about shoulder season)

Starting Location: Yellowstone Hiking Tours depart from Gardiner, MT or Mammoth Hot Springs. We can meet at Tower Junction, Norris Junction, Canyon Village, Lake Hotel or Madison Junction, seasonally dependent, and for an additional fee (see below). Inquire about other locations. 

Best for: Ages 8+, up to 6 in your private group. Inquire about larger groups and educational group options.

The details...

  • Walking Shadow Ecology Tours knows the best Yellowstone hikes! Out of the nearly one thousand miles of Yellowstone hiking trails, we'll find the right match for your group's interests and abilities.

  • Our guides are well-versed in Yellowstone bear safety, Leave No Trace ethics and have Wilderness First Responder certification.  

  • We always carry bear spray and first aid kits. Visiting Yellowstone safely is important!

  • We know how to navigate away from the crowds to find connection with a dynamic landscape, leaving you with something deeper than just memories and photographs.

  • Join an exclusive group of visitors that ventures off the roadside for an immersive experience in Yellowstone's wild backcountry.


  • Expert interpretation from your personal, private guide

  • Door-to-trailhead-to-door transportation 

  • Continental breakfast and hearty snacks 

  • Hot and cold beverages 

  • Quality spotting scopes 

  • Binoculars for everyone

  • A water carafe from which to refill your personal water bottle

  • We always carry a first aid kit and bear spray

  • Trekking poles upon request

What to bring:

  • National Park Service entrance fee or pass

  • 2-3 liters of water per person in reusable water bottles if you have them (we always have extras for you, but love to reduce waste!) 

  • A heartier lunch if you prefer more than the continental breakfasts and snacks we offer. 

  • Durable, broken-in, boots or trail runners with solid tread.

  • Personal daypack

  • Clothing layers. It is not uncommon to see a 50° temperature change over the course of a day here in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Hats: warmth for early mornings, spring or fall; a sun hat for mid-day

  • Camera

  • Anything else to make you comfortable and safe (i.e. sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, personal medications, inhaler)

  • Personal day pack

  • Guide gratuity

Yellowstone Hiking Tours 

Meet in Gardiner, MT or
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY: 
1 person $700
2 people $750 
3 people $800 

4 people $850
5 people $900
6 people $950
*Add-on $100 to meet at
Tower Junction, Norris Junction or Canyon Village (only after Memorial Day). 

*Add-on $150 to meet at Lake Hotel or Madison Junction.

*Inquire about other meeting locations.

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