Is hiking in Yellowstone on your bucket list this year? There are a few things you might need to consider to make it as enjoyable as possible.

GET IN SHAPE

It may seem obvious, but many people are caught by the altitude in Yellowstone. The average altitude is 8000 ft. The mountains you may want to hike to are anywhere from 9000 to 11,000 ft above sea level.

If you know how long of a hike you can handle at the altitude where you live, that gives us an idea of how far you’ll be able to go at altitude.

Not sure? Take a nice spring day and head out somewhere and find out. Getting outside with family is always a win.

ACCLIMATE

Arriving a day or two at a slightly lower altitude is a good idea. Staying in Cody, you’ll be at a lower altitude of 5000 feet. It’s generally recommended to stay for a couple of days to allow your body to adjust. If you’re coming from a vastly different time zone, that will help you adjust to the time as well.

HIRE A GUIDE

We have guides that are familiar with many of the shorter and longer day hikes in Yellowstone. They’ll get you to some memorable locations. Let us know your interests and we can help you plan your bucket list trip. If the weather isn’t optimal or you change your mind, we can happily shift the tour to another interest you might have. This is what custom-crafting is all about.

Give us a call today. 307-527-6316