Day One/Night One: August 22nd
Meet and Greet in the Bridge Bay Campground. We leave at approximately 7:00 PM for the Upper Basin Trail where we start our Sunset, Moonrise, Full Moon Hike. Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop is a 4.9 mile loop trail located in Yellowstone National Park, that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The Upper Geyser Basin Trail is composed of a network of paved paths and boardwalks that wind through Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin. This is by far the best trail for viewing hydrothermal features in the park, hosting the highest concentration of geysers in the world.
Sit around the Campfire (weather and fire danger may not permit this) and have a good ol fireside chat about the upcoming week and itinerary and our Full Moon Hike.
Day Two: August 23rd
We will have an early rise to explore Yellowstone National Park.
Site and Hikes;
Monument Geyser Basin
We will have a Late Lunch at Grant Village
More site seeing as we return to Bridge Bay Campground
*Sunset Boat boat ride and swimming on Bridge Bay and Yellowstone Lake
*Based on availability
Day 3: August 24th
Teton National Park
42 Mile Scenic Loop Drive
As you enter the park from the south, take a scenic drive along Teton Park Road, which follows the base of the Teton Range between Moose and Jackson Lake Junction. Along the way, you can detour along Jenny Lake Road, tracing the eastern shore of Jenny Lake. This route turns west to put you closer to the mountains before it winds back and rejoins Teton Park Road. Turnouts along both roads allow you to pause, take photographs, and savor the views.
For an even closer look at the beauty of the Teton Range, stop at South Jenny Lake and lace up your boots for a morning hike along the southern edge of the lake (toward Cascade Canyon and Hidden Falls). From the other side of the lake, it’s a short climb to Hidden Falls, one of the park’s greatest treasures. This hike is approximately 2.5 miles one-way and relatively gentle. But if you’d rather rest your legs, you can ride a shuttle boat across the lake. Another popular option is hiking along the Taggart Lake Trail, a 4-mile loop with heart-stopping views, located south of Jenny Lake. Rangers often lead hikes along this trail, and visitors report seeing moose, elk and deer
Lunch at Jackson Lake Lodge
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, make your way to Jackson Lake Lodge for a hearty lunch. Enjoy a bowl of elk chili in the Mural Room, a buffalo burger and milkshake at the Pioneer Grill, or tapas and cocktails at Blue Heron. Each restaurant offers kid-friendly and vegetarian options as well.
Return to Yellowstone Bridge Bay Campground
Dinner is provided
Day 4: August 25th
Early Breakfast (Provided)
We pack up and move to Pebble Creek National Forest Campground in the Custer - Gallatin National Forest. This is a First Come First Serve Campground but we will already have a spot. We travel through Cooke City, Montana and stop at the Yellowstone Trading Post (oldest Trading Post in Montana) and pick up supplies. A quick tour of the smallest town in Montana and have lunch. We spend the rest of the day setting up at Camp and doing pack shakedowns for our Pepple Creek Trail Overnight Backpacking Trip.
Day Five: 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 Six: 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 Seven: 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 Eight: August 29th
We all break camp and leave with a huge satisfaction that we got to explore some amazing beauty in our oldest and first National Park and beyond.
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the Country and it gets crowded in the Summer. Millions of people visit Yellowstone in summer. Traffic, wildlife along and on roads, and road construction often make drive times longer than expected. Parking areas may be congested.
We are planning all trips and events around mid week so their are less crowds. Understand the Park during Summer is open 24 hours a day.
Our Campsites are 18X18 there is some instances where you may have to share a Tent at Bridge Bay Campground. Only 6 people and 2 cars are allowed at each campsite in Yellowstone National Park.
You will be responsible for getting into the Park and for Transportation to and from the Park
What is Provided:
GUIDED TRIP IN AND AROUND YELLOWSTONE
ALL CAMPSITES AND CAMPGROUND FEES
BOAT RENTAL FEES
LUNCH AND DINNER AT SPECIFIC AREAS IN ITINIRARY
Make sure you visit the Yellowstone National Park Website for questions about fees and regulations.
Wildlife is one of the best reasons to visit Yellowstone. With the privilege of hiking through their habitat comes great responsibility to uphold respect and safety. Becoming accustomed to humans is not good for the well-being of any wild animal. Even our docile herbivores can maim or kill people. The key to these guidelines is to just let the animals be.
Yellowstone is black and grizzly bear country. Special practices are necessary to improve the safety of yourself, other visitors, and the animals. Most of these tactics aim to avoid making a bear react defensively. A bear will feel threatened if we surprise it, approach its cubs, or encroach on its food source. We must also do everything in our power to prevent a bear from eating human food or smelling an attractant where we sleep.
All of the following practices are necessary whether you are hiking in bear country for 5 minutes or 5 days.
- Don’t hike alone (At least 3 people is best)
- Always be alert
- Make noise
- Carry bear spray and know how to use it
- Never feed a bear
- Do not leave packs or any food unattended
- Stay on maintained trails
- Avoid carcasses
- Stay out of areas closed for bear management
DAY HIKE PERMITS
There are no permits required to do any day hiking in Yellowstone National Park. However, some areas can be closed to due high bear activity.
We will be both Day Hiking and Backpacking on this trip so plan accordingly.
DAY HIKE PACKING LIST
- bear spray
- 2-3 liters of water
- salty, calorie-rich snacks
- trekking poles
- wide-brimmed hat
- sunscreen, sunglasses
- bug spray
- non-cotton hiking shirt
- rain jacket
- warm non-cotton layer
- 1st-aid kit
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.
- Cooking stoves and cookware
- Bear spray cannisters 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
Our Trip/Event is at 2 different campgrounds.
Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone National Park (first 3 nights) NO NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS. THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP COSTS.
Bridge Bay Campground—elevation 7,800 feet (2377 m)—is located near Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest, high-elevation, fresh-water lakes in North America. All odorous items that may attract bears, including food, cooking gear, toiletries, and garbage, must be kept secured when not in use. Bear-proof storage boxes are available at many campsites.
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Pebbles Creek Campground Custer-Galitin National Forest (4 Days)
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. There are 27 sites and 2 campground loops. NO NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS INCLUDED IN TRIP COST
The Best way to get to Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone National Park is from the town of Cody, WY.
Cody Wyoming has several places to spend the night either the day before or the day after. Here are a few places to stay.
AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Cody
508 Yellowstone Avenue
Cody WY 82414
4 Bears Bed & Breakfast
779 Hwy 290
Meeteetse WY 82433
1601 8th Street
Cody WY 82414
From Cody WY is 55 miles to Yellowstone National Park East Entrance
Take Hwy 14 West to the East Entrance of Yellowstone and follow Hwy 14/16 all the way to Hwy 20 (turn right, follow signs) to Bridge Bay Campground.
Check in is at 11:00 AM Checkout is at 11:00 AM
Airports Closest to Yellowstone National Park
North Entrance: Land at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport near Bozeman, Mont., about an hour and a half from Yellowstone’s North Entrance. This airport is convenient if you are planning to visit both Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
West Entrance: An option very close to the West Entrance is the Yellowstone Airport near West Yellowstone, Mont. It’s a smaller airport but is only 10 minutes from the park entrance. Another option is the Idaho Falls Regional Airport, two and a half hours from the West Entrance but this airport also gives you good access to Grand Teton National Park. The largest airport for the West Entrance is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, mentioned above, a two-hour drive to the park.
East Entrance: Fly into the Yellowstone Regional Airport near Cody, Wyo., under an hour from the park entrance. Cody is the namesake town of Buffalo Bill Cody and has Western attractions all its own.
South Entrance: The Jackson Hole Airport is inside Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone’s neighbor park to the south. It’s about an hour drive to Yellowstone’s South Entrance.