Wyoming Pack Trips
Go Off the Beaten Path
We offer trips of many varieties and abilities and provide primitive yet comfortable camps along the way. Whether you go on an adventure with Boulder Basin Outfitters for one day or ten, the beauty will take your breath away, and it will become a permanent highlight of your lifetime.
On stationary trips, we travel to a base camp area and remain there for the entire trip – from two to 10 days. We go on horseback rides, day hikes, fish, and explore from the camp. You still get to experience the great outdoors while relaxing in the wilderness – and having full dinners prepared every evening. These trips are recommended for families and corporate getaways.
Cody to Jackson – Most Popular Trip!
Travel through (and camp in) some of the most beautiful places on earth, the Waskakie and Bridger-Teton wilderness, during an eight-day trip from Cody to Jackson. We camp in four to five different locations along the way, allowing you to truly experience the amazing landscape and have the chance to see deer, elk, moose, bears, wolves, and more. We cross the Continental Divide and pass historic mountain cabins and the headstones of the Yellowstone River. The trip goes one way – from Cody to Jackson or vice versa and the trips are available in July or August.
Cody to Dubois
If there is somewhere you want to see on any of our trips, let us know! We can try to make a route to get you there.
Cody to Dubois Loop
Take the 10-day loop from Cody through four mountain passes into the Wind River Range and through the country the Shoshone Sheepeater Indians inhabited. We travel into valleys and cross three major rivers – providing a complete pack trip experience! We travel for six out of the 10 days, and trips are offered from mid-July through August.
Yellowstone National Park Trips
Get off the beaten path and deep into the heart of Yellowstone National Park’s wilderness! Boulder Basin Outfitters is proud to offer pack trips through one of the first and most fascinating national parks in the world. These pack trips have the same luxuries as our other trips – including tents to camp in, latrines, and meals. However, some additional planning is required because we must reserve campsites in the park in advance.
Beyond the extraordinary views, Yellowstone offers some of the best fishing opportunities for Cutthroat Trout. If there are specific areas in the park you would like to see, let us know, and we will try to customize the trip to get there. We can also plan to explore more remote and historic cabins in the region if interested.
Corporate & Group Retreats
Retreat-style trips are perfect for groups of friends, families, work colleagues, and men’s and women’s groups to get together and reconnect. The trips are typically set at one base camp, but we can customize the trip to your group’s preferences. Enjoy horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and making memories around the campfire in the backcountry of Wyoming.
Additional Options from Boulder Basin Outfitters
If you want to go on the adventure but prefer to keep your feet on the ground, we offer horse-supported backpacking. We pack your gear on horses so you can focus on the hike! We even set up the camp and have meals ready for you to enjoy. We can travel as far or as little as you want. The trips are self-guided, so we will meet you at the prearranged location with camp waiting for you. The trips vary from two to 10 days in length. GPS is highly recommended. Please ask us about our resupply services for backpacking trips.
We also offer drop camps in certain areas, including Yellowstone National Park, if you are looking for more of a DIY trip. Please contact us for more information.
Fly Fishing Summer Pack Trips
If you enjoy fly fishing, take a guided trip with Boulder Basin Outfitters to some of the most pristine backcountry waters in Northwest Wyoming. We fish in the streams and lakes for brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, golden trout, and rainbow trout. Ride on horseback to beautiful blue-ribbon trout streams and lakes for the greatest fishing adventure of your life.
Beginners and advanced fishermen are welcome! If you are advanced, we can ensure you get to the water and set you free to fish. If you are new to fly fishing and need assistance, our guides will gladly show you the ropes. We highly recommend catch-and-release fishing – but not until after we take a picture!
Yellowstone National Park & Thorofare Trips
North & South Fork of the Shoshone & Greybull Rivers
Single Day Fishing Trips
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What to Expect at Camp
Be prepared to ride an average of four to five hours and cover 10 to 15 miles per day. View the suggested gear list below to ensure you come prepared.
Our camps are primitive but clean and comfortable. The sleeping tents are waterproof canvas with cots inside. Flies and tarps help to offer shelter from the sun, rain, and flies. A solar shower is available, and a latrine is set up at every campsite.
Our cooks prepare wholesome meals every evening on a camp stove as well as Dutch oven cooking over the campfire. Enjoy entrees like steaks, pork tenderloin, chicken, burgers, or spaghetti for dinner, as well as all the fixings. There is hot cowboy coffee and breakfast, including bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, and more. On-the-go lunches of sandwiches, chips, granola bars, and candy bars are also provided.
Suggested Pack Trip Gear List
- Lightweight, waterproof duffel bags 30”x 18” in length. We prefer two 20-pound bags or smaller. There is a 40-pound baggage limit that is strictly enforced.
- Clothing: blue jeans, cotton shirts, light long underwear, lots of socks & underwear, swimsuit.
- A light & heavy jacket; the nights are always cool.
- Hiking boots or hard-soled shoes for riding. Cowboy boots are not recommended.
- Sneakers or moccasins for camp.
- Flashlight/headlamp & extra batteries.
- Pocket knife.
- Rain gear: The weather is always unpredictable. Please, no ponchos.
- Towel & washcloth.
- Sleeping bag: It’s best to bring your own bag rated down to 0 degrees.
- Sleeping pad: Therm-a-rest type; we do have some if you do not.
- Polarized sunglasses for fishing.
- Chapstick, lotion with sunblock, & insect repellent.
- Cowboy hat or cap & gloves: cowboy hats are best.
- Neckerchief or scarf
- Camera: Bring plenty of film or memory cards & extra batteries.
- Water bottle with filter, if possible.
- Alcohol, beer, & soda: alcohol should be packed in unbreakable containers; keep beer & soda in aluminum cans
- Wet wipes & large Ziploc bags
- Toiletries, medication & anti-inflammatory: Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.
- Fishing gear
Suggested Fishing Gear
- An eight or nine-foot fly rod
- Four to five weights
- Two reels
- Five to nine-foot tapered leaders
- Spools of tippet at three to six pounds test
- Lightweight waders are optional
- Non-slip fishing boots if you choose to wet wade
- Forceps & nail clippers
- Polarized sunglasses
- Suggested flies: Renegade, Stimulators, several varieties of hoppers, Adams, Coachman, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddis, & Nymphs, both beaded & plain, sizes 10 to 16
- Lightweight or ultra-light spinning tackle with four to six-pound test
- Suggested lures: Daredevils, Mepps, Panther Martin, & Rapala; orange, silver & gold colors work the best!
Important Information (Please Read!)
Waiver & Release Of All Claims & Liability
Liability Waiver/Acknowledgment of Risk
Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another year. There are absolutely NO refunds on any payments received. No rate reductions or extra days will be given if you leave before the conclusion of your trip or fail to arrive on the prearranged dates.
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Arrival & Accommodations
You will need to arrive in Cody the day before your trip starts. Yellowstone Regional Airport services Cody with United and Delta /SkyWest. There are also several rental car places there. There are many hotels in Cody. We recommend the Holiday Inn (307-587-5555) and The Irma Hotel (307-587-4221), which are both in the heart of downtown and not far from Boulder Basin Outfitters. You can also contact us for more options.
- Final itineraries are completed in early May. More details are available then regarding trailhead start locations and specific lines of travel.
- Please contact us the day before your trip so that we know you have arrived safely in Cody, and we discuss meeting times and places for the morning of your trip.
- If you plan on fishing, you MUST purchase a Wyoming Fishing License. For all Yellowstone National Park trips, you must purchase a Park Pass if you do not already have one. You must also purchase a separate Yellowstone National Park fishing license.
Pack Trip Payment Details
- Deposit is required upon booking with the reservation form.
Invoices will be sent in May.
- Balance due prior to trip start date. (We accept cash, credit cards, & checks)
- Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another year.
- *Prices are subject to change without notice
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Boulder Basin Outfitters, Inc is a permittee of Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forest, under permit number WAP-522, and Yellowstone National Park, permit number CC-YELL107-16. Wyoming Outfitter # BG164 We operate under a special use permit in the Shoshone and Bridger Teton National Forests of Wyoming.