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- The Gallatin Traverse is located in the northwest corner of Yellowstone and meanders through sagebrush flats, high alpine meadows and quiet valleys that roll on for miles.
$ 875 Per Person
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Whether you're a novice hiker or a seasoned backpacker you'll find everything you need to plan your next adventure in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. From detailed descriptions and trail maps, to beautiful photographs of the most incredible backcountry destinations in all of Yellowstone. Plan your own backpacking trip or take a guided tour with us and see you'll why the middle of nowhere is the coolest place to be this summer!
Day 1 – Moderate – 6 mi/9.6 km
Our trip begins at the Glen Creek Trailhead just south of Mammoth Hot Springs. The hike crosses the sagebrush flats of Swan Lake Flat before climbing gradually (500 ft.) to our first campsite (1G3 or 1G4) on the southeastern slopes of Electric Peak (10,969 ft.).
Day 2 – Difficult – 7 mi/11.2 km
The next morning we’ll climb to Electric Pass, reaching an elevation of 9,840 ft. This is the highest point along the entire route. It’s a gradual ascent that climbs 1,800 ft., from our campsite beside the Gardner River. After reaching this spectacular ridgeline we’ll be treated to panoramas that extend across this rugged area of the park. This is also prime grizzly bear habitat and a good place to drop the packs and soak up the views before descending to our campsite beside Sportsman Lake.
Day 3 – Moderate – 8 mi/12.8 km
After leaving Sportsman Lake we’ll climb once again, gaining about 600 ft. in elevation, before entering the dense pine forests to the west. After about 3.0 miles we’ll connect with Fan Creek Trail and continue our gradual descent beside this beautiful, meandering stream. Our campsite for the last night is located in the southwestern corner of this quiet and undisturbed valley.
Day 4 – Easy to Moderate – 3 mi/4.8 km (See option below)
On day four we’ll take our time breaking camp before beginning the short hike to the Fawn Pass Trailhead, following the open meadows that border Fan Creek. From the Fawn Pass Trailhead we’ll take a shuttle back to the starting point near Mammoth Hot Springs (2-3 hour drive).
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Whether you're a novice hiker or a seasoned backpacker you'll find everything you need to plan your next adventure in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. From detailed descriptions and trail maps, to beautiful photographs of the most...