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Backpacking Experience beautiful vistas and endless wildflowers as you backpack through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We specialize in custom tours in the Teton Range, Snake River Range and the Big Hole Mountains. Our backpacking trips are created to explore amazing areas away from the crowds and to maximize nature's potential.

"We just loved this backpacking trip, our children thought this was the highlight of our 25-day, 4000-mile trip across the USA!"  -Perrick Martel

                                

 

Backpacking trips

Backpacking trips are scheduled and designed to your fit your preferred dates, physical ability and interests. Trips are private and customized to ensure your enjoyment with an amazing backcountry leader who will share the natural world and create a memorable experience. Check out the options below and a great trip will be created for your personal backcountry experience.

 

Grand Teton Backpacking Experience

Trip length: 1 night or 2 nights
Rating: your ability

Experience one or two nights under the stars. This is a perfect trip for families or novice backpackers to learn about nature and the art of backpacking. A variety of terrain is available in the Tetons. Trips are personalized to your interests and physical ability. Please inquire for details.

 

The Southern Tetons: Scenic Splendor amongst Amazing Meadows

Trip length: 2 days/1 nights
Rating: moderate

Explore the wilderness with this great two day / one night trip. It can be created as a loop so you can see new vistas at each turn. Close to Jackson, this is the perfect getaway! Hike 2.5 miles, 1800 feet elevation gain to a subalpine meadow. Relax for the afternoon, or summit a 10,000 foot peak, time permitting. Day 2- continue into the Tetons and hike to Phillips Pass to see more of this remote area. A great addition to a week in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!

2014 dates customized to your schedule

 

Northern Tetons: Scenery Abounds in a remote part of the Tetons

Trip length: 2 days to 5 days- endless options
Rating: moderate

Rated moderate, this trip explores the Jedediah Smith Wilderness adjacent to Grand Teton National Park. After setting up camp near the shores of Green Lake, you will have time to explore the northern Teton Crest trail; day two will be spent day hiking into the northern Tetons and day 3 you could move camp to Granite Basin or remain to explore the amazing area with day hikes. Wildflowers galore and you can’t beat the high country and the subalpine meadows. This is a less travelled area so take advantage of a quieter time in nature away from the crowds.

2014 dates customized to your schedule

 

Atop the Tetons: Rendezvous Mountain, Grand Teton National Park, and the Jedediah Smith Wilderness

Trip length: 4 days/3nights
Rating: easy to moderate

This trip starts with a tram ride to 10,400 feet at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. We'll leave the crowds behind as we cross through Grand Teton Park to Moose Creek Canyon to set up camp. On day two, we'll climb a 9,000 ft. pass to a glorious alpine meadow for our next camp. On day three, we'll summit a 10,000 ft. peak, then return to camp to relax that afternoon. On day four, we'll enjoy the morning at camp with a tasty breakfast before returning to a different trailhead.

2014 dates customized to your schedule

 

 

 


THE DETAILS

Each trip is private and created by an expert backcountry leader. Come to discover and join Jackson Hole's original hiking company! A porter is included in price to assist carrying of gear.(additional porters are available at $150/day to further lighten your load) To carry a lighter pack makes the trip more enjoyable so we provide a porter in your rate so your pack is not overloaded. Our philosophy is for you to have the "necessities" to make your trek comfortable without burdensome extras. Prices $250 per day, per person, plus 3% forest fee. This rate is based on a four-person minimum.

 

Trip includes healthy, hearty meals, snacks, knowledgeable guide, tent, ground pad, sleeping bag, and other camping necessities for a safe trip. We endorse "Tread Lightly" outdoor ethics to protect nature. Enjoy state of the art equipment to make your overnight experience more comfortable. Equipment use does require a deposit to ensure proper handling of gear.

 

Trip prices reflect an interactive camp so campers learn the art of backpacking which includes water filtration, safe travel in bear country, camp set-up, and guidance from your expert leader. Join us to connect to the landscape, learn the art of backpacking and rejuvenate yourself with time in these majestic mountains.


 

Backpacking Reservation Policy:
Reservations require a 50% deposit. We accept Visa, MasterCard, personal check or money order. Balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled trip. Cancellations made 30 days prior to departure receive full refund less a $100 reservation charge. Cancellations made within 30 days of departure result in forfeiture of all monies unless we can re-book your trip. We reserve the right to cancel any trip necessary and will refund all fees.