Best Backpacking in Wyoming

Looking for the best backpacking in Wyoming? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wyoming. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Backpack to Death Canyon

    Day 1: This trip begins at the Death Canyon Trailhead. Try to arrive early, as it gets crowded and various groups day hike from here. After the first few miles, you’ll encounter Phelps Lake. You’ll have several opportunities for photos, and they ...

    26 miles

  • Camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness

    Take highway 89 out of Jackson, headed north, and turn on to Gros Ventre Rd. This will take you right past the campground, wild rivers, and ample hiking. Keep driving for about 20 miles as views of the Tetons appear behind you, and ample backcou...

  • Backpack Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons

    This is one of the most picturesque and popular overnight trails in the Tetons for a reason. The trailhead is located at the String Lake parking lot. The trail constantly changes at every turn; be ready to experience a wide variety of gorgeous sce...

    19.2 miles 4900 ft gain

  • Backpack the Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton NP

    The Teton Crest Trail has several variations that allow the hiker to enter and exit through different canyons. The classic trail begins at the Phillips Pass Trailhead and comes to a close at Paintbrush Divide. Many hikers choose to take the Teton ...

    38 miles 9681 ft gain

  • Summit Table Mountain

    To climb Table Mountain you begin at the Teton Canyon Trailhead near Driggs, Idaho. The trailhead sits at about 6,800 feet elevation and from there you have two options to reach the 11,106 ft. peak -neither of which are technical, and both of whic...

    11 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Union Falls and Scout Pool, Yellowstone NP

    Of a summer spent living in Yellowstone, and many overnight trips in the park, the trek to Union Falls and Scout Pool ranked at the top of my list. (Many of my fellow gas station employees agreed!) The hike itself is nothing spectacular, but takes...

    16 miles 950 ft gain

  • Backpack the Paintbrush Canyon Loop

    There are many ways to access the Teton backcountry. However, one of my personal favorites is from Leigh Lake via the String Lake trailhead. From the backcountry office obtain a backcountry permit for 2 nights at Leigh Lake. Site 12 has some of th...

    26 miles 4400 ft gain

  • Hike to Leigh Lake

    Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh. Once you get there can go as far along as you wish along the 2...

    2 miles

  • Backpack and Fly Fish the Wind River Range

    Day 1: Hit the Elkhart trailhead. Get set up at Hobbs lake, do a little fishing, eat and turn in for the night.Day 2: Head out for Island Lake to set a base camp for the next few days. Keep an eye out for mountain storms and if you do catch as sho...

  • Hike to Seneca Lake

    The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48. Seneca Lake is right at the beginning of some of the most spectacular high alpine climbing and backpacking routes.From the Elkhart trailhead parking lot,...

    18 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike along the Gros Ventre River

    The Gros Ventre (pronounced gro-vant) lies on the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park, and is home to a great deal of wildlife. As the seasons change, so do the wildlife that frequent this area, but no matter what time of year you hike ...

  • Summit Cloud Peak

    Although there is more than one way to access the peak, the most commonly used route begins at the West Tensleep Trailhead & Campground (44.258019, -107.215344) (Elevation: 9101 ft.) The trailhead can be reached from Buffalo, WY. Heading Sout...

    23 miles 4000 ft gain