We meet the day before the hike at Pebble Creek Campground. This is a First Come First Serve National Forest Campground managed by Recreation.gov and Yellowstone. Please make sure you are in the Campground on August 25th. We will have made arrangements for a campsite
Cooke City, Montana is 9 miles away with a Trading Post (oldest Trading Post in Montana) you can pick up supplies.
Day One: August 25th
We spend the rest of the day setting up at Camp and doing pack shakedowns for our Pepple Creek Trail Overnight Backpacking Trip. This is a chance to meet others and get familiar with the itinerary. We will have a hearty dinner on us, and hopefully have a campfire under the stars.
Day Two: August 26th.
Start our Overnight Backpacking Trip on the Pebble Creek Trail (12 miles)
Yellowstone's rugged northeast section contains some of the park's most spectacular mountain scenery. This trail affords adventuresome visitors a taste of this vast untamed wilderness and provides opportunities to view forest fire effects, a beautiful stream, and plentiful wildlife, including bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Bring your fording shoes; the trail crosses Pebble Creek 5 times (at 1.2 mi, 3.5 mi, 6.6 mi, 7.5 mi & 12.1 mi). Although the last ford can be avoided by taking a short spur trail at the end of the hike.
We will camp in a true Yellowstone Wilderness site that will really ensure you a real camping experience in Yellowstone.
Day Three: August 27th
The next morning we finish the trail and end up right at our Camp spot in Pebble Creek Campground. We will have a good ol fashion Yellowstone Cookout with all the fixin's. We have to feed Hungry Hikers.
Day Four: August 28th
This is your day to explore anything or anywhere you like. We all meet up that evening at the Campground and have Dinner, Campfire and tell tall stories about our adventures. Drum Circle might just spontaneously happen.
Day Five: August 29th
We pack up and head home. Trip is over. Safe Travels
Pebble Creek Campground—elevation 6,900 feet (2103 m)—lies against the dramatic backdrop of the Absaroka Mountains near the park's Northeast Entrance and offers a more isolated camping experience. Day hiking opportunities are available nearby. Soda Butte Creek offers fishing opportunities and there are outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities throughout Lamar Valley. This campground run by the National Park Service contains reservable and first-come, first-served sites.
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Wood and charcoal fires are permitted in this campground, though special fire restrictions are occasionally put in place when the danger of wildland fires is great. If you plan to light a fire in the park, please ask about current fire restrictions at the entrance station when you arrive. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.
We will provide
Being a Northern mountain environment, Yellowstone is prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. This is an exciting aspect of being in Yellowstone. In June, snow is a slight possibility, and the rest of the summer you’re likely to get rained on at least once during your trip. To be fully prepared, please follow appropriate clothing suggestions.
THIS IS GRIZZLY BEAR COUNTRY. PLAN AHEAD AND BE PREPARED.
- Cooking stoves and cookware
- Bear spray canisters and food-hanging gear
- Company-issued first-aid kit
- bug spray
- Emergency communication device(s)
- At least a 50 Liter Backpack (that fits)
- Sleeping Pad
- Sleeping Bag rated for 30 degrees
- Rain Jacket
- Hiking Poles (Required for this trip)
- 1 Lunch 1 Dinner 1 Breakfast A few snacks (don't over pack food)
- 3 liter water platy or equivalent water bottles
Wicking, quick-drying underwear
Wicking, quick-drying sports bra
Wicking, quick-drying long underwear
Wicking, quick-drying T-shirt and long-sleeve shirt
Quick-drying pants (for added tick protection) or shorts
Fleece jacket or vest, or insulated jacket or vest
Midweight down or synthetic jacket
Waterproof/breathable rain jacket
Bandana or Buff
Sun-shielding hat or ball cap
Hiking boots or hiking shoes suited to terrain
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gaiters (for added tick protection)
Sandals (for fording streams and relaxing in camp)
Change of clothes to leave in car
Pebble Creek Campground is located in the park's Northern Range about 12 miles from the Northeast Entrance near Cooke City, MT. It is located about 40 miles from the North Entrance and Gardiner, MT. Visit our website for more information, driving directions and park maps: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/directions.htm
There are so many places to stay in and around Yellowstone. Most campgrounds and RV parks will more than likely be booked. However. Yellowstone National Park is surrounded by National Forests. Lots of FREE Camping and inexpensive Campgrounds to choose from.
Henry Lake BLM is a FREE campsite. https://freecampsites.net/#!27545&query=sitedetails
Island Park, Idaho
GPS: 44.616671, -111.415721
44° 55' 1.1327" N
110° 6' 49.7102" W
If you are coming in from the East Entrance from Cody, WY
AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Cody
508 Yellowstone Avenue
Cody WY 82414
4 Bears Bed & Breakfast
779 Hwy 290
Meeteetse WY 82433
Best Western Sunset Inn
1601 8th Street
Cody WY 82414
Coming from the West Entrance from West Yellowstone
Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone
315 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Coming from North Entrance from Gardiner, MT
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone
905 Scott Street W
Gardiner, MT 59030
If you have any questions always reach out to us.