Imagine stepping into a world where geysers roar, waterfalls cascade, and wildlife roams free—with nobody else around. Welcome to hiking in Yellowstone National Park, where every trail leads to an adventure of a lifetime. 

While you can wander trails alone, booking a hiking tour gives you an expert at your side, helping to locate wildlife, point out scenic wonders, and answer any and all questions you may have. Booking a hiking tour isn’t just a journey; it’s an invitation to experience nature’s masterpiece in its purest form. You haven’t seen Yellowstone until you have seen it far from the hustle and bustle of the well-known spots. 

When you book a hiking tour with a guide, you have someone who knows what to do if you encounter a bison, bear, or any other animal on the trail. With a hiking guide, you’ll also get the knowledge and experience needed to start trekking in the park on your own, opening up the park in ways never imagined.

The Wilderness Experience While Hiking

The Yellowstone River from a tour on the Yellowstone River Overlook Trail.

While Yellowstone’s iconic sights can be glimpsed from the comfort of your car or along short boardwalk treks, the heart of this natural wonderland lies far beyond the beaten path. With over 900 miles of trails sprawling across its 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone beckons adventurers to head into its untamed wilderness—a realm rarely witnessed by the park’s four million annual visitors.

Do you want to truly immerse yourself in Yellowstone’s backcountry? Whether you crave the allure of remote thermal wonders, seek the thrill of summiting secluded peaks for unparalleled vistas, or yearn to wander through wildlife-rich valleys, there’s a trail in Yellowstone tailored just for you.

Unlike the glimpses and glances afforded through a car window, hiking invites you to forge a deeper connection with the landscape, taking in its sights, sounds, and even smells. Only on foot can you bask in the tranquility and solitude of Yellowstone’s backcountry, every step a testament to the park’s raw, unbridled beauty.

Spotting a bison from the car is undeniably thrilling—but imagine the rush of encountering a herd while trekking through the wilderness. From witnessing bears and wolves in their natural habitat to marveling at ospreys in mid-flight, every moment on the trail promises an adventure like no other. Even when wildlife remains elusive, the simple act of hiking unveils a sensory symphony: the rush of wind, the roar of rivers, the earthy perfume of the landscape. 

Ready to elevate your Yellowstone experience? Lace up your hiking shoes, hit the trail, and embark on an unforgettable journey—with a knowledgeable guide by your side, every step promises a new favorite moment, a fresh adventure, and memories to last a lifetime.

Expert Guidance and Safety

A grizzly, as seen during one of my hiking tours.

First and foremost, I am a trained professional with a deep understanding of the park’s unique challenges and hazards. From navigating treacherous terrain to recognizing signs of wildlife activity and how to react to them, I’ll help teach you the skills and know-how to keep you out of harm’s way. I have extensive backcountry experience in Yellowstone and am wilderness and first aid certified, ensuring that I can handle any situation.

My goal, aside from giving you the best trail experience I can, is to provide peace of mind in the backcountry of Yellowstone. Along the trek, I point out signs of bears and other wildlife in the park, giving tips and advice on how to best avoid potential encounters, and how to deal with them if they do occur. Hiking in Yellowstone shouldn’t be scary if you are prepared and aware, which my tours will teach you how to do.

Experience Overlooked Gems

A view of Bighorn Peak, one of the many overlooked mountains in Yellowstone.

While Yellowstone National Park’s renowned roadside wonders often steal the spotlight, it’s the lesser-known gems that help capture the essence of this pristine wilderness. On my tours, adventurers can embark on a journey into the park’s untamed landscapes and enjoy moments and views that few have had the privilege to witness.

Far from the well-trodden paths and crowded viewpoints, my hiking tours offer access to secluded corners of Yellowstone that remain untouched by the masses. As you traverse mountain trails and meander through pristine valleys, I’ll guide you to places where nature’s splendor takes center stage, always away from the hustle and bustle of the park’s hotspots.

My guided hiking tours offer more than just a chance to witness Yellowstone’s overlooked gems—on the trail, I provide a wealth of knowledge about the park’s ecology, geology, and history. As we trek together, you’ll gain insights into the intricacies of life in these wild landscapes, deepening your appreciation for the natural world and the importance of conservation efforts.

Environmental Education

A secluded spot along Slough Creek, far from the busyness of the park.

Hiking guides serve as invaluable sources of knowledge and expertise, enriching your Yellowstone experience with insights into the park’s ecology, geology, and history. As you trek with me, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of Yellowstone’s natural world, from its iconic geothermal features to its diverse wildlife habitats. No matter how long the trek is, I will point out hidden gems off the beaten path or share fascinating anecdotes about the park’s storied past, offering a wealth of information that enhances the educational value of your adventure.

Personal Growth

A hiker posing atop Yellowstone’s Sepulcher Peak, with the Yellowstone River and Gardiner, Montana below.

There’s a special feeling of achievement that washes over you at the end of a day spent hiking in Yellowstone’s rugged wilderness. Whether you’ve conquered a challenging trail or watched the sun dip below the horizon from a secluded viewpoint, each step taken in this untamed landscape is a chance for adventure and self-discovery.

My aim with these hiking tours is to offer more than just a chance to walk the region. I want you to forge a deeper connection with yourself as you navigate the trails and soak in the beauty of your surroundings. I hope that by the end of our journey together, you’ll feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for the next day’s adventure, eager to hike new trails and uncover hidden gems.


The Bunsen Peak Trail

Dive deep into the unspoiled wilderness of Yellowstone National Park with my guided hiking tours, where each step unveils a new adventure. My excursions ensure you navigate the rugged terrain with confidence and safety, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking scenery.

On the trail, you’ll experience my passion for Yellowstone’s ecology, geology, and history. With me at your side, you’ll uncover hidden sights and off-the-beaten-path trails, far from the hustle and bustle of crowds. I am eager to share my knowledge and insights with you as we hike. From fascinating facts about the park’s geological wonders to stories of its diverse wildlife, my tours will help to deepen your appreciation for the natural world while fostering personal growth and adventure.

Ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime in Yellowstone? Want to trade crowded viewpoints for serene landscapes? Join me for an unforgettable hiking tour in Yellowstone. Book your adventure today and let me guide you through the wonders of America’s first national park.