Bliss Pass Trek ~ inquire about custom dates
Explore Yellowstone's incredible wilderness with our naturalists and learn about the rich flora, fauna, and geology while avoiding crowds. One of the safest ways to experience the wonders of the park is to hit the trail and stay outdoors! Yellowstone Wolf Tracker guides are backpacking experts who have guest safety foremost in mind. Travel with them to Yellowstone's most remote settings for an unforgettable wildlife and wilderness experience.
The Bliss Pass route is one of the classic wilderness trips in Yellowstone Park. It traverses through the northeast section of the park amongst the rugged Absaroka Mountains. Lofty crags are surrounded by thick green forests and wildflower-speckled meadows. Camps along Pebble and Slough Creeks provide some solitude and leisure with great wildlife sightings likely throughout.
Our treks are true wilderness treks, or SLEEP ON THE GROUND, WALK IN THE RAIN. Bliss Pass is a ~20 mile route for experienced backpackers, equipped with their own reliable gear, but inquire about options for gear borrowing. A list of suggested items will be furnished.
The program fee includes backcountry reservation permits, all meals on the trail (simple but wholesome), and a return shuttle. Our cancellation policy for our treks is amended to be NO RISK. If you need to cancel prior to the start of the trip, for any reason, a full refund will be given. Best of all, the trek is led by our Certified Interpretive Guide staff, bringing years of outdoor skill to enrich your wilderness experience.
ScheduleJune 22, 2021
We will meet at the trailhead mid-day to orient and begin our backpacking adventure. The initial climb gains over 1000 feet in a mile and a half. A the crest of the divide, views of the spectacular Soda Butte Valley and surrounding mountains are breath-taking. Shortly after descending into the Pebble Creek valley, the campsite for the night is 5.5 miles from the start. Evening wildlife spotting can be fruitful where elk, deer and moose might pass through the meadows, and mountain goats and bighorn sheep scale the heights.June 23, 2021
After a short route through nice forests and clearings, a steep climb awaits--switchbacks up to the appropriately named Bliss Pass. From this vista, views of the Yellowstone Plateau, Absaroka Range, and the Beartooth Mountains stretch to the distant horizon. Navigating along ridges and small lakes, the trail then begins to descend to Slough Creek. The campsite sits on the edge of Slough Creek 7 miles from the previous camp. Wildlife watching in late June in the Slough Creek valley should be productive, with herds of elk and possibly wolves and bears foraging at dusk and dawn.June 24, 2021
The final leg is a relatively flat hike of 6.5 miles to the Slough Creek trailhead through lush, grassy meadows filled with birds and wildflowers. The bends of Slough Creek meander nearby with a final short hill climb to return to the road.
Terms and conditions
Cancellations: To book a package, multi-day group program, a per person deposit is required up front to reserve a space. The balance will be due prior to the beginning of the program, usually 30-60 days out, depending on the specific program. A full refund minus $45 processing fee will be given for all cancellations more than 45 days before the trip. For cancellations less than 45 days prior to departure, the deposit is non-refundable. We accept personal and/or cashier's checks made to THE WILD SIDE, LLC, and mailed to PO BOX 769, Gardiner MT 59030, or you may also sign up here at the Yellowstone Wolf Guides web pages.
Health and Safety: The trip requires good physical fitness and mobility, or the ability to walk up to 1 mile over uneven terrain. The trip is suitable for people of all ages, though children below the age of 14 must receive prior approval. If you have health questions, consult your doctor for more information. The tour leaders must be advised in advance of any special health needs. Weather conditions can change without notice and it is the responsibility of the traveler to have proper clothing and equipment. We will provide a list for the clothing and gear recommended for the trip.
Responsibilities and Conditions: We act only in the capacity of agent in all matters of transportation and tour operation. We are not responsible for delays, inconveniences, accidents, expense or mishap of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part, from the negligence of others or from causes beyond our control. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the participant, as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute accommodations or modes of transportation and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes in transportation schedules. We take no responsibility for special arrangements or problems incurred by persons physically unable to participate in the planned activities. No refund can be made for absence from the tour unless arrangements are made at the time of the booking. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a tour member for any reason which affects the operation of the tour or the rights and welfare or enjoyment of the other tour members. We will not discriminate against any individual because of race, sex, creed or nationality.
Cancelled Trips: We reserve the right to cancel any trip if conditions arise that are beyond our control and adversely affects the well-being of the trip members. In such a case, a full refund of the trip cost is given, but we are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by members in preparing for the trip including flights and other travel expenses.Sign waiting list >