Best Backpacking in Wyoming

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Wyoming. Use this list to plan your next Wyoming backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 The Grand Teton Loop (Backpacking)

    5 Reviews

    Jackson, WY

    A classic circuit around the high peaks of the Teton Range. This hike, along with the Teton Crest, offers up the real stuff. It’s difficult to really capture the true essence of the Teton Range ...
    •  4 days
    •  32.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A classic circuit around the high peaks of the Teton Range. This hike, along with the Teton Crest, offers up the real stuff. ...

  • #2 Sky Pilot (Backpacking)

    6 Reviews

    Pinedale, WY

    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. ...
    •  4 to 7 days
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    A spectacular loop through the northern heart of the Wind River Range. This route makes a nice loop through the heart of ...

  • #3 Black Canyon of the Yellowstone (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    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 ...
    •  3 days
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    An unusual trip along the majestic Yellowstone River nearly the entire route. The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone is one ...

  • #4 Lizard Head Trail

    8 Reviews

    Popo Agie Wilderness Area, WY

    Lizard Head Trail is a hiking trail in Fremont County, Wyoming. It is within Popo Agie Wilderness Area. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 11,520 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  4.8 miles

    Lizard Head Trail is a hiking trail in Fremont County, Wyoming. It is within Popo Agie Wilderness Area. It is 4.8 miles long ...

  • #5 The Teton Crest (Backpacking)

    0 Reviews

    Jackson, WY

    A multi-day adventure starting from 10,450 feet elevation. It really doesn’t get any better than this. The Teton Crest and the Grand Teton Loop represent the two truly classic backpacking trips ...
    •  6 days
    •  35.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A multi-day adventure starting from 10,450 feet elevation. It really doesn’t get any better than this. The Teton Crest and ...

  • #6 Heart Lake

    5 Reviews

    Yellowstone National Park, WY

    Heart Lake is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 15.2 miles long and begins at 6,976 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 30.5 miles ...
    •  15.2 miles

    Heart Lake is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 15.2 miles long and ...

  • #7 Bechler River (Backpacking)

    2 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    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 ...
    •  5 days
    •  30.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A long but easy backpack along the scenic Bechler River. Along with the Thorofare and Gallatin Skyline, the Bechler River ...

  • #8 Moose Basin Divide (Backpacking)

    0 Reviews

    Moran, WY

    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 ...
    •  5 days
    •  41.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A long backpacking trip into the most remote section of Grand Teton National Park. Most people don’t think about this section ...

  • #9 The Gallatin Skyline (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    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!), ...
    •  6 or 7 days
    •  40.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A long adventure through the best high country of the northeastern corner of Yellowstone. Regardless of how experienced or ...

  • #10 The Hellroaring (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    A trip starting inside Yellowstone National Park, hiking through the open terrain of northern Yellowstone and into the lush upper Hellroaring Country in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Gallatin ...
    •  3 to 5 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    A trip starting inside Yellowstone National Park, hiking through the open terrain of northern Yellowstone and into the lush ...

  • #11 Kings Peak

    2 Reviews

    Mountain View, WY

    A multiday backpack to Utah’s highest peak—13,528-foot Kings Peak. Along the way you’ll enjoy emerald green Henrys Fork Basin and a dozen lakes below 13,000-foot peaks. Many hikers just have ...
    •  Multiday
    •  32 miles
    •  Guide

    A multiday backpack to Utah’s highest peak—13,528-foot Kings Peak. Along the way you’ll enjoy emerald green Henrys Fork Basin ...

  • #12 Bechler River

    2 Reviews

    Madison Juction, WY

    The Cascade Corner comes as close as any part of Yellowstone to having it all. This three- to five-day route passes by many of the region’s highlights. It’s tough to argue with good catch-and-release ...
    •  3–5 days
    •  29.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cascade Corner comes as close as any part of Yellowstone to having it all. This three- to five-day route passes by many ...

  • #13 Deer Creek - Ishawooa Pass

    0 Reviews

    Cody, WY

    The Deer Creek Trail is the only trail in the Washakie Wilderness used primarily to get to the Teton Wilderness. At 21 miles, it is by far the fastest way to go, which makes it extremely popular ...
    •  Backpack
    •  50 miles
    •  Guide

    The Deer Creek Trail is the only trail in the Washakie Wilderness used primarily to get to the Teton Wilderness. At 21 miles, ...

  • #14 Chain of Lakes (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3 days
    •  10.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A short, easy backpacking trip to four of Yellowstone’s mountain lakes. This is the only hike in Yellowstone where you can ...

  • #15 South Fork Shoshone River

    0 Reviews

    Cody, WY

    This is a long and delightful hike up a marvelous and extremely scenic wilderness valley. Glistening Absaroka peaks, deep, impenetrable lava gorges, and lush riparian meadows delight the eye. ...
    •  Backpack
    •  54 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a long and delightful hike up a marvelous and extremely scenic wilderness valley. Glistening Absaroka peaks, deep, ...

  • #16 The Thorofare (Backpacking)

    0 Reviews

    Mammoth, WY

    Perhaps the best, long backpacking trip in Yellowstone. Like the Gallatin Skyline hike, this hike offers hardy backpackers the opportunity to savor the wild essence of Yellowstone. Unlike the ...
    •  7 to 14 days
    •  68.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the best, long backpacking trip in Yellowstone. Like the Gallatin Skyline hike, this hike offers hardy backpackers ...

  • #17 Bridger Lake

    0 Reviews

    Dubois, WY

    If you are seeking solitude, you should note that this is one of the busiest routes in the Teton Wilderness. In spite of this, it is a very pretty hike through lovely meadows on a well-maintained ...
    •  Backpack
    •  46 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are seeking solitude, you should note that this is one of the busiest routes in the Teton Wilderness. In spite of ...

  • #18 Shoshone Lake & Shoshone Geyser Basin

    1 Reviews

    Madison Juction, WY

    With no road access, forest-lined Shoshone Lake is the largest backcountry lake in the Lower 48 US states. An amazing geyser basin, good fishing, boat-in camping, and the possibility of extended ...
    •  2–5 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    With no road access, forest-lined Shoshone Lake is the largest backcountry lake in the Lower 48 US states. An amazing geyser ...

  • #19 Red Castle Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Mountain View, WY

    Red Castle Lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the High Uintas. Red Castle is set in a beautiful steep-walled basin. The reddish-colored mountain is shaped like a medieval castle. From ...
    •  14 hours
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Red Castle Lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the High Uintas. Red Castle is set in a beautiful steep-walled ...

  • #20 Five Pockets

    0 Reviews

    Dubois, WY

    The trail heads north as you leave the trailhead, passing a sign that reads, “Five Pockets.” It winds gently downhill and meanders around for a while, but after about 0.7 mile, it begins to climb ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail heads north as you leave the trailhead, passing a sign that reads, “Five Pockets.” It winds gently downhill and ...