Llama Day Hikes

Llama Hikes

Llama Hikes in Yellowstone or Paradise Valley

Explore Yellowstone National Park and beyond in a novel way, hiking with llamas! Families and animal lovers will find solace hiking alongside gentle llamas and their knowledgeable local guide, Susi Hülsmeyer-Sinay. 

On your journey, you’ll learn about llamas and their history, as well as the history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

A seasoned Yellowstone hiking guide, Susi from Yellowstone Llamas offers a variety of llama adventures in and around Yellowstone, from meet-and-greets with the llamas to day-long treks in the park. 

Choose Your Llama Hike Experience

Most llama adventures last between 2–5 hours and can accommodate groups of up to 10 people. Llama experiences are accessible to people of all ages and abilities; let Susi know who’s joining, their interests, and limitations. She’ll tailor the tour to make the most of your time in Southwest Montana!

Private Llama Day Hike in Yellowstone

A day hike in Yellowstone National Park is a great way to enjoy the wild outdoors with llamas. Llamas will happily carry picnic coolers, tables, and chairs and follow you down the trail, bringing all the comforts you need for the perfect day in Yellowstone.

Along the way, Yellowstone hiking guide Susi will teach you all about Yellowstone National Park, llamas, wildlife, and more! We use a variety of suitable trails that have creeks, forest, open hills, and the feeling of true wilderness.

All ages are welcome, with flexible hike times and distances.

Llama Hikes at Sage Lodge in Paradise Valley

Join Susi on a private 2.5-hour morning or afternoon trek in Paradise Valley—located between Livingston and Gardiner, Montana—on Sage Lodge’s beautiful trail system.

Located just 30 minutes from Yellowstone’s North Entrance, Sage Lodge is surrounded by fantastic mountain scenery and dramatic views of the Yellowstone River. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view birds, deer, coyotes, weasels, and more.

Sage Lodge also has a gourmet restaurant and spa if you want to extend your experience—no need to be an overnight guest.

Llama Meet & Greet

Just want to hang out with the llamas? Join Susi and the llamas at Sage Lodge at 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday throughout the summer, or visit her Llama Farm in Livingston, Montana, any time of year. The llamas are very well-behaved and love kids!

Meet the llamas up close, walk with them, and feed them their favorite snackies. Learn about their behavior and history, touch their soft coats, and learn how llama fiber can be used for knitting, weaving, and other applications.

Special Events Featuring Llamas

Llamas make excellent guests at your special event. If you’re having a wedding or retreat in the area, consider inviting our elegantly dressed and friendly llamas to delight your guests. Please contact Susi directly to make arrangements.

Contact Susi at Yellowstone Llamas to book your Adventure today! treks@yellowstonellamas.com | 406-580-5954

What’s Included in Llama Hikes & Experiences

No matter where you hike, llamas bring personality and light-hearted fun to every adventure.

Here’s what’s included in our llama hikes:

Personalized, Private Hiking Experience

Your llama hike is tailored to your group’s size, ages, and abilities. Susi will take the time to plan the perfect route for you!

Adorable, Friendly Llamas

Hikes and experiences are always accompanied by friendly, well-trained llamas. These gentle creatures love kids and are comfortable around other wildlife you may encounter.

Expert Guide

Susi is a longtime resident of the Yellowstone area and caretaker of 13 happy llamas. She’ll share her expertise on the local environment and its history, as well as her knowledge of the llamas you’ll hike with.

Hearty Picnic Lunch

Day hikes in Yellowstone include a delicious picnic lunch, carried by our llama companions. Llamas will also carry chairs and tables so you can be comfortable and enjoy the views while you eat.

What to Bring on Your Llama Hike

Here’s what to bring to make your llama hike even more memorable:

Warm Clothing & Layers

Weather in Southwest Montana can change quickly, and temperatures vary widely. Bring plenty of layers no matter the forecast. (A wind layer can come in handy as well.)

Cameras

Bring any camera or video recording device you like! Between the llamas and sweeping views of the Yellowstone area, you’ll want to capture these moments.

Comfortable Shoes

Wear sturdy, closed-toe sneakers or hiking boots for walking on uneven terrain. In early spring, waterproof shoes with good traction can also be helpful.

Sunscreen & Sunglasses

Regardless of temperature or sun exposure, bring sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), sunglasses and a hat to shield yourself from the strong UV rays throughout the day.

Water Bottles

Southwest Montana has a dry, high-elevation climate. Bring your own water bottle or hydration pack and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day. You'll need 2 liters per person for half day hikes or 3 liters per person for full day hikes.

Llama Experience Prices

Private Llama Day Hike
Yellowstone National Park
$300*/person
  • Rate incudes picnic lunch and beverages.
  • *Price is based on a minimum of 4 participants. Please ask us for smaller parties or parties over 8.
Llama Hikes at Sage Lodge
in Paradise Valley, Montana
$195/person
  • Approximately 2.5 hour duration
  • This is not a private excursion, it will be open to others to join us
Llama Farm Visit
between Livingston and Bozeman MT
$150/visit
  • Rate: $150 for a group up to 4 ($25 per additional person).
  • 1 hr – 1 1/2 hrs with appointment.
  • All ages welcome

Contact Susi at Yellowstone Llamas to book your Adventure today! treks@yellowstonellamas.com | 406-580-5954

Your Tour Questions Answered

Why hike with llamas?

Hiking with llamas is an enjoyable activity, bonding with these charming animals brings a new dimension to your nature experience. Llamas are unique and have a wonderful if slightly aloof personality that makes everybody smile. They are pack animals and carry personal items, lunches and raingear. Anybody hiking with a llama finds themselves quickly charmed and engaged in the moment.

What’s the difference between a llama and an alpaca?

Llamas are larger than alpacas, standing around 5–6 feet tall at the shoulder, while alpacas are generally 3–4 feet tall. Llamas have a longer banana-shaped ear, while alpacas have shorter, more rounded ears.
Llamas are primarily used as pack animals, while alpacas are bred mainly for their fiber.

What should I NOT bring on a llama hike?

We kindly ask that you not bring firearms, pets, cigarettes, or other smoking devices on llama hikes. Please help us keep the llamas comfortable and happy by avoiding strong scents and loud noises.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Restrooms are available at designated locations throughout Yellowstone National Park and at Sage Lodge. Your guide will factor in comfort breaks when planning the tour route and ensure regular stops at areas with restroom facilities.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please notify us as early as possible if you must cancel your llama trek. Refunds will be made according to when the cancellation notice is received:
At least 30 days before day hikes: 50% refund of deposit
Less than 30 days before day hikes: 50% refund of full payment
In case of severe circumstances preventing you from traveling, we may agree to postpone your trek for a maximum of one year.
Yellowstone Llamas reserves the right to cancel any trips of any length at the sole discretion of the company.

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Susi Sinsay with a llama near Group of trekkers on a llama hike Llamas and hikers in Yellowstone National Park.
Contact Susi at Yellowstone Llamas to book your Adventure today! treks@yellowstonellamas.com | 406-580-5954

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