Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

From US$ 175 per person

See wildlife such as bison, bears, wolves, and more, from the trail on the Lamar Valley Hiking Tour. Watch these unique animals with binoculars and spotting scopes. Explore the Lamar Valley with a local guide.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Hike among herds of bison and pronghorn, Yellowstone's most unique and antique wildlife
  • Explore Yellowstone's Lamar Valley with a local guide
  • Hike the Serengeti of North America with local wildlife guides
  • Be immersed in nature and history while taking in the landscape
Full description

Meet the guide at the Lamar River Trailhead at 8 am. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink (coffee/tea/cocoa). Hit the trail for a hike in the Serengeti of North America after a brief safety presentation.

Spot wildlife like bison, pronghorn, bear, wolf, elk, birds, and more with binoculars from the trail. Hike across the Lamar Valley to the Lamar River for a picnic lunch riverside. Stop to smell the sage along the way. Be immersed in Native American history while taking in the miles and miles of vast scenery. Follow your guide on bison trails in the world's first National Park.

  • Morning snack and hot drink
  • Binoculars and a group spotting scope
  • Backpack for your necessities
  • Trekking pole
  • Bear Spray
  • Brown bag picnic lunch
  • Professional wildlife guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entrance fees
  • Water and rain jacket (required but not included)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet at the Lamar River Trailhead (Hiker Trailhead, not Stock Trailhead.) From Gardiner, MT / Tower Junction: The trailhead is 14.8 miles from Tower Junction (25 minutes). Turn onto Highway 212 at Tower Junction toward Cooke City. After driving through the Lamar Valley you will pass the Lamar River Stock Trailhead. This trailhead is for horse users. There are two latrines at this location. This is your last civilized bathroom location. The hiker trailhead is another 0.25 mile upstream. This large parking lot for the Lamar River Trail has no latrines. If you get out of your vehicle you will see a small footbridge. From Cooke City, MT: The trailhead is 18.3 miles from Cooke City (30 minutes). It is located approximately 0.5 mile past the small, white Soda Butte thermal formation.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • Hike takes place rain or shine
  • Hike is at 6,500ft elevation, and includes up and downhills along six miles of trail
Customer reviews

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Awesome! Hike was a once in a life-time experience with animal sitings and memorable scenery. Our guide, Emily-Jo, was fabulous! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive to all. Snacks and lunch were delicious too! Highly recommend.

June 17, 2022

Product ID: 410763