Yellowstone River Packtrip


A Rugged, Remote Packtrip

Our Yellowstone River Packtrip is a true backcountry experience. It requires a little more effort, but we guarantee it’s worth it.

We set out on a long horseback ride to camp from Turpin Meadows near Moran, WY on the banks of the Buffalo Fork River between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Your reward is the opportunity to fish remote waters filled with spawning Yellowstone cutthroats emerging from Yellowstone Lake, and the thrill of spending time in the truly rugged wilderness with the potential of spotting elk and grizzly.


Late June – Mid August

How Long

3-, 5-, 7- , or 10-day


Max. Group Size = 8


Yellowstone River Packtrip Details

A Day In Camp

Morning & Afternoon

Mornings begin around 8:00 am, at which time your guides will already be catching, feeding, and saddling horses if needed for that day. We meet for a hearty breakfast; pack your lunch and discuss plans for the day. Depending on if we’re moving camp or staying in the same place we organize the day’s activities to optimize our opportunities for a variety of activities including fly-fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and trail riding.


Guides will have you back in camp at sunset, at which time the cook will have your meal prepared. Kick-off your boots and share stories of the day over a hearty supper in the dinner tent, followed by a campfire. Accommodations on this trip generally include sleeping bags on sleeping pads in teepees which allow us maximum flexibility in setting up camp along our route.



The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages regulations and licensing for all hunting and fishing in the state, and you must have a valid fishing license to fish with us.

Please review our Licensing Overview page for more information on WG&FD deadlines and fees.


Cost / Deposit

Contact us for our current price list, dates, and contract.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted trip price will reserve your dates for the year. The balance is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates, or you may pay with cash the day before your trip begins.

Your quoted trip price does not include costs for:


What to Bring

Please review our What to Bring page for a complete list of required and suggested gear. For products we use, trust, and recommend, view our Links page.
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    Clothing: synthetic, wool, and/or waterproof outerwear, broken-in hiking boots and gaiter, stocking cap, socks, camp shoes, etc.
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    Personal Gear: Water bottle with filter, prescription medications, lip balm and sunscreen, toiletries, etc.
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    Fishing Gear (Optional): Fly Rod & Flies or Spin Cast Rod and Spinners

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