Bechler Canyon Trek

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Bechler Backpacking Trip

This backpacking trek is truly a unique and amazing trip. Depending upon the plan you’ll hike 33 to 40 miles in classic pristine Yellowstone backcountry. You’ll start your trek by experiencing the 40+ foot Lonestar geyser. This trail will take you through geothermal formations, thick lodgepole pine stands, as well as breathtaking mountain marshes and meadows. You’ll hike areas that served as sacred hunting grounds for the Shoshone, Crow, and Bannock Indian tribes. You’ll fall asleep to the bugle of bull elk and wake to the prehistoric call of the sandhill crane.

Fee: $385 per person

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Monday

Hiking Distance: 0 Miles   

  • 8:00 AM- Noon: Check-in
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 3:00 PM: Equipment Shakedown and Backcountry training
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM: Free Time

Tuesday

Hiking Distance: 6.94 Miles   |   Difficulty: Easy

  • 6:00 AM: Begin travel to Yellowstone
  • Check-in at Ranger Station
  • Start the trail at Lone Star Trailhead
  • Visit Lone Star Geyser
  • Camp for the night at Shoshone Meadows

Wednesday

Hiking Distance: 7.1 Miles   |   Difficulty: Moderate (River Fording)

  • Visit Shoshone Geyser Basin (Optional, additional 4 miles)
  • Pass Many Hot Springs
  • River Crossing
  • Camp at Ferris Ford Campsite

Thursday

Hiking Distance: 8.07 Miles   |   Difficulty: Moderate (River Fording)

  • Swim in "Mr. Bubbles" Hot Spring
  • Visit Ragged Falls
  • Visit Albright Falls
  • Visit Iris Falls
  • Visit Colonnade Falls
  • Camp at Ouzel Falls Campground

Friday

Hiking Distance: 7.27 Miles   |   Difficulty: Moderate

  • Visit Ouzel Falls
  • Walk through Bechler Meadows
  • Visit Bechler Falls (Optional, 2.5 miles extra)
  • Drive back to Teton High Adventure Base

Saturday

Hiking Distance: 0 Miles

  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM: Base Activities Available (Cost not included)
  • Travel Home