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Guided Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

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Frequently Asked Questions

Every trip includes:

  • A professional, certified, friendly wilderness guide
  • A team of llamas to carry the bulk of gear and food
  • Hiking and camping permits, reservations and fees
  • Transportation from the Jackson Hole to the trailhead and back)
  • Natural and cultural history interpretation
  • All associated camping gear (tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and eating utensils)
  • Use of a backpack and trekking poles
  • Breakfast the first day through lunch the last day and trail snacks
  • A Lifetime Family Hiking Membership entitling you and your family to 10% off any future Wildland Trekking trip!

When you register for a hiking trip you will receive an information packet that details when and where you will meet your guide and group for a pre-trip orientation. This meeting normally takes place in the evening the day before the start date. At this meeting you will prepare for your upcoming adventure. This meeting takes place at 5:00 PM at a predetermined hotel in Jackson Hole.

You can read about our refund and cancellation policy on our Terms and Conditions page. Feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with additional questions.

We recommend checking with your hotel to see if you can leave your vehicles and luggage there while in the backcountry.

On each trip page you will find a link to "Weather and Safety" under the Logistics tab. Our Weather and Safety sections will give you a breakdown of average temperatures by month as well as a description of the area's weather patterns.

When you inquire about or register for a specific hiking tour, we'll email you a detailed trip packet. In this packet is a list of required and recommended gear and clothing items. Or you can check out our Packing List page to see a recommended list. Our online store - Wildland Trekking Outfitters - has nearly everything you'll need, and the inventory is very high quality. Feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with questions!

You will find lodging recommendations in your pre-trip information packet and on our Travel Resources. page. Feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) for additional recommendations.

All llama trips include transportation from Jackson Hole to the trailhead and back.

All of our hiking guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the areas they guide in. You will have the option to learn about the natural and cultural history of the region you are venturing into. There is a tremendous amount of fascinating history to learn about if you're interested, so just let your guide know how much you want to know!

Your safety is our top priority, followed by fun and comfort. All of our llama guides are very experienced in the mountains. We require all of our guides to be certified as Wilderness First Responders or EMT's and to have years of wilderness and guiding experience. On all of our llama trips the guide also carries a satellite phone.

We do not expect any prior backpacking or hiking experience, however backcountry hiking can be a physically demanding activity. All of our trips are differentiated by level of difficulty. While planning your trip we will work with you to determine the right trip for you based on your physical abilities, experience, and desire (difficulty of 1-5, 1 being easiest, 5 most difficult). We recommend starting an exercise routine several weeks to several months prior to your trip date, especially if you live at or near sea level. Our llama trips are at higher altitudes (7,000 feet up to 12,000 feet), demanding at least a modest level of cardiovascular fitness.

If you have any diet restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, vegan, non-gluten, kosher or Atkins, please tell us before hand and we will accommodate your dietary wishes and needs.

For the most part we recommend that children be age 12 or older to participate on most of our trips. If your child is under the age of 12 please give us a call and we'll work with you to make a responsible choice.