Lamar Valley Off The Beaten Path

5 Hours


You’ll never see Yellowstone National Park’s famed Lamar Valley like you will on this one-of-a-kind hiking tour.

On this seven-mile jaunt into the wilds of Yellowstone’s famed Lamar Valley region, you’ll quickly leave behind any semblance of a popular trail and quickly emerge on a landscape unseen by nearly every visitor to the park. The route runs parallel to a major wildlife corridor, giving you the best chance to see the wildlife for which Lamar Vallet is famous. Depending on the season, you’ll have a chance to scan for bears, wolves, bison, elk, pronghorn, and badgers, as well as walk next to bones, antlers, and other signs of the circle of life in Yellowstone.

The standard route for this adventure is roughly seven miles in length and gains about one thousand feet in elevation. It is not for beginning hikers, but is definitely the trek you will love in Lamar Valley.

This is a private tour for you and your group only. You will not be joined by others, ever. 


By booking this trip, you will have a unique and awesome adventure in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley region. You’ll see spots in the park that pretty much no one else ever sees, as well as an opportunity to see wildlife in the wild and away from the roads. You’ll encounter bones, skulls, and antlers, as well as some cool geology and park history.

This trek will be 7 miles or longer and will gain around 1,000 feet in elevation.

Potential Highlights

  • Wildlife Potential
  • Skulls, Antlers, and Bones
  • Sweeping Views
  • Unique Experiences
  • Solitude and Seclusion


Day 1:
Hiking Itinerary

We will meet at the trailhead at our designated time. A pit toilet is located near the trailhead and should be visited before our starting time.
After a quick overview of the day, as well as safety and wildlife tips and updates, we will begin the tour.
The first mile of the hike climbs a hill and along the way up, we will be actively looking for wildlife, as well as learning about the area.
Once atop the hill, we level out for a bit before walking up and down some rolling hills toward a viewpoint. This viewpoint will serve as a wildlife scanning spot and a lunch/break spot.
From here, groups will either continue to the next viewpoint for a wildlife scan or start heading back along a new route where the adventure and wildlife potential opportunities continue.

What You Get/Don't Get


  • A knowledgeable guide who knows the region well, bear spray, access to gallons of water before the hike, use of binoculars, an expert guide, wildlife tips, trekking poles (if requested in advance), a few prepackaged snacks (jerky, nuts, etc...)

Doesn't Include

  • Hiking shoes, backpacks, water bladders/water bottles, meals

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Lamar Valley Off The Beaten Path
From $ 250
/ Adult
From $ 100
/ Child