Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies  by Bill Schneider

Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies Guide Book

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies  by Bill Schneider
This guide is your ticket to 27 of the most remarkable wilderness destinations in the northern Rockies. Discover snow-capped summits, exquisite subalpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes, cascading streams and waterfalls, towering coniferous forests and hear only nature's voice. Choose among three- to five-day trips, for both novice and experienced hikers, through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Absaroka-Beartooth, Bob Marshall, Lee Metcalf, and Wind River Wilderness Areas. Use this guide for vital information on camping and backcountry-use regulations and permits, difficulty ratings, and detailed trail maps.

© 2002 Bill Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 27.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.

A short but strenuous base-camp trip into the heart of the Beartooth’s alpine country. This trailhead is slightly harder to locate than most others in the Beartooths, but this hasn’t lessened its popu ...
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
A long but easy backpack along the scenic Bechler River. Along with the Thorofare and Gallatin Skyline, the Bechler River Trail ranks among the best backpacking trips in Yellowstone. It’s wild and rem ...
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.3
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An unusual trip along the majestic Yellowstone River nearly the entire route. The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the classic backpacking trips of the northern Rockies. It seems to offer eve ...
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.5
A long, scenic shuttle starting in Canada and ending in the United States. Boulder Pass is a truly classic trip and has achieved some widespread popularity because of it. The NPS limits use with the n ...
Columbia Falls, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.6
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A short, easy backpacking trip to four of Yellowstone’s mountain lakes. This is the only hike in Yellowstone where you can see four mountain lakes in 10 miles. In fact there is no other hike in the pa ...
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.3
A long loop in the Rocky Mountain Front and in the northeast corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This trip typifies backpacking in the Bob. It travels through long, gentle, and mostly forested vall ...
Dupuyer, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 39.5
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A long trek through the alpine heart of Glacier National Park. The first 3 miles of the trail go along the Garden Wall directly above Going-to-the- Sun Highway. Some of this is on ledge, which can be ...
Columbia Falls, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.5
A long loop on the southwest edge of the Beartooth Plateau, best suited for at least two nights out, with one short off-trail section. A short section is impassable for horses. Clay Butte is one of th ...
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.4
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A popular backpacking trip around a massive mountain lake. This is a superb, moderately difficult backpacking trip especially suited for anglers—and one of the few major backpacking trips in Yellowsto ...
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 33.9
A popular trip into the southern Madison Range. Of all the Madison Range’s natural wonders, the Hilgard Basin is one of the most beautiful and popular. This could be an overnighter or even a long d ...
Ennis, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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An easy trip into a popular hiking area in the Swan range in the northwestern corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The Jewel Basin isn’t a designated wilderness, but the Forest Service manages it li ...
Bigfork, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
A week-long backpacking vacation into a popular hiking area with a myriad of side trip opportunities. Nicely suited to backpackers who like to set up a base camp. Most locals consider the Boulder Rive ...
Big Timber, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34.3
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A long circuit through the southern Wind River Range. This route takes you through the prime scenery of the southern Wind River Range. However, the trip may be frustrating because even though you hike ...
Pinedale, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 42.5
A long backpacking trip into the most remote section of Grand Teton National Park. Most people don’t think about this section of Grand Teton National Park, so you can plan on having Glade Creek and mo ...
Moran, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 41.2
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This is a long backpacking expedition for experienced hikers into the most remote section of Glacier National Park. Many trails in Glacier Park are heavily used. Others receive surprisingly little use ...
West Glacier, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.3
A spectacular loop through the northern heart of the Wind River Range. This route makes a nice loop through the heart of the northern Wind River Range from the ultra-popular Elkhart Park Trailhead. Mo ...
Pinedale, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37
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A long circuit through the midsection of a smaller wilderness area. Spanish Peaks is a popular hiking area—and you’ll probably see some stock parties, too. This route, however, skirts the most heavily ...
Bozeman, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
A fairly rugged, two- or three-day hike for experienced hikers. This well-maintained and heavily used trail is not only one of the most scenic in the Beartooths, but it’s only a short drive from the B ...
Red Lodge, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21
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The most popular trans-Beartooth route. Many people who know the Beartooths say the East Rosebud is the most scenic valley of all. It’s filled with lakes and waterfalls that would be major tourism att ...
Roscoe, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26
A long adventure through the best high country of the northeastern corner of Yellowstone. Regardless of how experienced or well-conditioned you are (and you must be both to attempt this trip!), this h ...
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 40.3
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