This 7 day trip to America’s most storied National Park includes 5 days and 4 nights of backpacking along the famous Thorofare trail. We’ll spend plenty of time enjoying our surroundings as we hike at a leisurely pace, explore the shores of Yellowstone lake, and sleep in the beautiful Wyoming backcountry! Join us for an unforgettable Yellowstone backpacking experience.
• 5 days/4 nights backpacking on Thorofare trail on Yellowstone Lake
What’s Not Included
• Transportation to and from Jackson, Wyoming
Join Backwoods Adventures for this amazing domestic get-away to Yellowstone National Park. This 7 day trip to America’s most storied National Park includes 5 days and 4 nights of backpacking along the famous Thorofare trail. We’ll spend plenty of time enjoying our surrounding as we hike at a leisurely pace, explore the shores of Yellowstone lake, and sleep in the beautiful Wyoming backcountry!
Our days will begin with breakfast and coffee before loading up and hitting the trail mid-morning. We will take time to view the flora and fauna as we hike at a leisurely pace, stopping for a lunch break and time to relax. Most days we will enter camp by mid-afternoon to set up, with plenty of time to explore, fish, take photos, and enjoy the wonders of the backcountry!
We will cover roughly 5-7 miles a day, hiking 4 to 6 hours and remaining at an elevation of approximately 7500 ft. There is some elevation gain and loss each day, but no mountain passes or high peaks making this a Level 2 trip. Each participant will carry a pack weighing approximately 30-40 lbs. Your pack will contain your personal hiking items for the trip as well as food and cookware divided amongst all members of the team.
After our 5th day in the wild we will head back to Jackson for a farewell dinner where we share stories from our amazing week. Spend one more evening in town enjoying the mountain lifestyle before departing with unique bragging rights the following day!
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers! We aim to please your palate by providing great meals both in town and on the trail!
Our accommodations will vary based on our location. However, all hotels are among the highest rated in the area both for location and amenities. We strive to deliver high quality and unique experiences in the area we are visiting!
Some of the activities that you may choose to participate in while on our Yellowstone Backpacking trip take place at 7500 ft. and are strenuous. They should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult a physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the hike.. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a ‘stress EKG’. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself.
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