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.

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#1. Lizard Head (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Pinedale, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 42.5 miles Best Trail in wy - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. The Grand Teton Loop (Backpacking)


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 in a d…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Jackson, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 32.6 miles Best Trail in wy - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Sky Pilot (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Pinedale, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 37 miles Best Trail in wy - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Black Canyon of the Yellowstone (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 18.5 miles Best Trail in wy - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. The Teton Crest (Backpacking)


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 in Gra…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Jackson, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 35.4 miles
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#6. Heart Lake (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 33.9 miles
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#7. Bechler River (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 30.3 miles
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#8. Moose Basin Divide (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Moran, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 41.2 miles
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#9. The Gallatin Skyline (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 40.3 miles
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#10. The Hellroaring (Backpacking)


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 N…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 20 miles
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#11. Kings Peak


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 to scale…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah"
Mountain View, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 32 miles
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#12. Bechler River


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…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Madison Juction, WY - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 29.7 miles
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#13. Deer Creek - Ishawooa Pass


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 with…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas"
Cody, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 50 miles
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#14. Chain of Lakes (Backpacking)


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…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 10.3 miles
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#15. South Fork Shoshone River


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. Fine c…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas"
Cody, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 54 miles
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#16. The Thorofare (Backpacking)


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 case wit…
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Mammoth, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 68.5 miles
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#17. Shoshone Lake & Shoshone Geyser Basin


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 backp…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Madison Juction, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 17 miles
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#18. Bridger Lake


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 trai…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas"
Dubois, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 46 miles
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#19. Eagle Creek


From the footbridge over the North Fork of the Shoshone River, follow the trail through a Forest Service summer-home area. At 0.2 mile, turn right onto the wide and well-maintained Eagle Creek Trail a…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas"
Cody, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 20 miles
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#20. Red Castle Lakes


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 Ch…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Mountain View, WY - Backpacking, Hiking - 22 miles
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