Guided Hikes in Gallatin National Forest
Experience epic beauty near Gardiner and Paradise Valley
Get away from the crowds and experience the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem like a local! The Custer-Gallatin National Forest holds all of the mountain splendor and wildlife of Yellowstone, without the masses. Relax, unwind, move and discover this magnificent place with us.
Join us for a half-day (up to 5 hours) or full-day (up to 8 hours) privately guided hike in Custer-Gallatin National Forest, on Yellowstone's doorstep. We customize your hike according to your preferences, abilities, time of year, weather, and trail conditions. In addition to guiding expertise, your guide will bring delicious snacks (on half-day hikes) or lunch (on full-day hikes), bear spray, binoculars and a few field guides.
Our guides carry bear spray and are trained in trail safety in Yellowstone's bear country. We take grizzly bears seriously!
Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.
Please remember to bring clothing layers! We can have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in one day. Even in summer, we could start the morning below freezing, and end the day in short sleeves.
Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate, where it is difficult to stay hydrated at any time of year. It is important to drink lots of water in this environment. Be sure to bring plenty of water in your own water bottle on your hike.
We strive to make our tours in Yellowstone National Park accessible to all. We are happy to help you navigate the obstacles that will be encountered in this remote, wild, special place. If you are considering a tour and have specific needs, please let us know. We have experience guiding wheelchair users and others with disabilities. For more information about accessibility in Yellowstone, please see the Yellowstone National Park website at the following link: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm
In Our Nature Guiding Services is an equal opportunity provider, operating under special use permits with the Gallatin and Shoshone
Choose Your Adventure!
When booking a hike, please specify the level of difficulty you prefer. Remember! We will be hiking in the northern Rocky Mountains. The minimum starting elevation will be about 5,000 feet above sea level, and we go up from there.
● Easy: Gentle and mostly flat terrain, with minimal elevation gain. May include boardwalks or stairs.
● Moderate: Trails that include sections of rocky terrain or sections and other obstacles with up to 700 feet elevation gain.
● Moderately Strenuous: Uneven rocky terrain and other obstacles with up to 1000 feet elevation gain.
● Strenuous: Steeper, rocky terrain, possibly off trail, with steep inclines and possibly over 1000 feet in elevation gain
An experienced, local naturalist hiking guide or biologist with extensive knowledge of the area
A half-day or full-day of hiking
Snacks (half-day hikes), lunch (full-day hikes)
Bear spray for hikes
Our guides are fully vaccinated.
What's Not Included
Book using the form below or contact us at 406-579-3838 or email@example.com for more information.
$300 per person based on a minimum of 4 participants. Please contact us for smaller parties.
Rate incudes picnic lunch, beverages, and llamas!
Yellowstone Day Hikes with Llamas (June-September)
A day hike with llamas is a great way to enjoy the wild outdoors. We partner with experienced llama handler Susi from Yellowstone Llamas, who can answer all of your questions about the llamas. You will also have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, its wildlife, history, and geology from your In Our Nature trail guide. Our treks are suitable for families with young children, as well as adults of any age.
As part of our commitment to the community, we participate in llama rescue efforts and charity events with Llamas4Llove.. Please join us!