Yellowstone Park Backcountry

Horseback Riding and Camping Trips

2018 Yellowstone Riding Schedule


Bear Sighting in YellowstoneYellowstone Wildlife and Wildflower Special!

July 3-6: : "Gallatin River"

Rides are limited to:  8 guests, Sold Out, contact us for 2019.

An excellent opportunity to be one of the first in Yellowstone’s Backcountry on a pack trip, highlighting wildlife and wildflowers.  This early season pack trip brings you into the heart of some of Yellowstone’s best wildlife and prettiest meadows, always a favorite.
Rate: $2000.00 per person and a 50% nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm reservation.

Wildlife Tour in Yellowstone Park"Kundalini Unplugged" July 9-12, contact us for information.









Best Wildlife Viewing on Horseback in Yellowstone! July 15-20: "Mirror Plateau”

This camping horseback trip continues to be our most popular and best wildlife viewing pack trip Already sold out for 2018.  The Mirror Plateau is part of a Bear Management Area, which has very limited access and very remote campsites, makes us the guests to the wildlife that pass through the meadows.  Elk, bison, bighorn sheep, wolves and grizzly bear all inhabit this area of Yellowstone.
Please contact us early for 2019 dates and reservations.
Limited to: 8 guests-Sold Out !  


Riding the High Country in Yellowstone! July 23-28: "Lamar River" 

Rides are limited to: 8 guests, sold out private group
This mid-season horseback riding adventure in the Lamar River area of Yellowstone.  Day rides to the high country for wildlife, and spectacular scenery make for an unmatched Yellowstone Pack Trip.  Also, the opportunity for cutthroat trout will please the fly fisherman in your group.
Sold Out for 2018, please contact us early for 2019 schedule.

Touring Yellowstone on Horseback


 Yellowstone Lamar Valley and Pelican Valley, August 5-11: "Yellowstone National Park” 

Excellent combination pack trip of beautiful scenery, fly fishing, high country riding and wildlife as we explore the remote Lamar and Pelican Valleys.  Pack trip is sold out for 2018, please contact us early for 2019 dates.
Limited to: 8 guests   (Sold Out)


Bechler Waterfalls, August 15-21,  an adventure into Cascade Corner of SW Yellowstone Park.  Amazing waterfalls, thermal areas, beautiful meadows and fly fishing await!  This is one of the prettiest trips we offer and the most popular!  Sold out for 2018, but be sure to contact us early for 2019 schedule.


Remote Yellowstone Horseback and Camping Expedition! August 28-September 5: "Thorofare/South Boundary" (also listed on Autumn Schedule)
The Thorofare Pack Trip travels into the most "remote" area in the lower 48 states. Trails traveled are much the same as those in "times gone by" when the mountain men and Native Americans traveled this area. This pack trip is for those who want a true "wilderness expedition". We will spend 9 days on the trail, camp at 5 unique campsites and travel over 85 miles of Yellowstone Park. Highlights include spectacular Yellowstone fly fishing, majestic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, and grand vistas from the Lake. Wolves, bears, elk and moose are waiting to be spotted. Join us for a true back country camping adventure.
Rate is: $4,000/person and requires a 50% nonrefundable deposit to confirm the reservation.  
*Limited to 8 guests, Sold Out.  This is one of our most popular pack trips we offer, always a sell out!"


*Pack trips are subject to change due to campsite reservations, Park closures or safety issues such as wildfire, road closures and weather.  We will make every effort to provide a similar trip in this event.

*A 50% non refundable deposit is required to confirm the reservations and the balance is then due 30 days prior to the pack trip.  Once final payment is made, it is non refundable.  Please consider Travel Insurance to protect your investment; Ripcord Travel Protection or

* We are not responsible for refunding payments or moving you to another pack trip.  

*Please make sure you are physically fit to mount and dismount your riding horse.  These pack trips are physical in nature and at altitudes that most guests are not used to, so any riding preparation and physical activity prior to your trip, will be appreciated by your riding horse and provide you with a much better experience.


If you are considering a pack trip for 2019, please contact us early, as we are already having inquiries and planning possibilities.

Mike and Erin Thompson
Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc.
172 E. River Rd.
Emigrant, MT 59027
(406)848-9953 or cell-(406)581-5021



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