4-day Shoshone Lake Hike in Yellowstone National Park

Join one of the certified guides in the Montana Backcountry Guides team on a 4-day hiking trip in the remote Shoshone Lake, the second largest in the famous Yellowstone National Park.




Trip Duration

4 days

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Yellowstone is the first national park in the U.S. and in the whole world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It stretches over 8,983 km² (3,468.4 sq mi) in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Known for its wildlife and geothermal features, Yellowstone comprises beautiful lakes, canyons, rivers, waterfalls, and mountain ranges, as well as unique species of plants and wild animals.

    Shoshone Lake is definitely one of Yellowstone National Park’s natural treasures. With a surface area of 32.6 km² (8,050 acres), it is the second-largest body of water in the park and the largest backcountry lake in the continental U.S. that cannot be reached by road. It stands at 2,376 m (7,795 ft) in the southwest section of the park, in the state of Wyoming.

    During our 4-day trip, we will hike a total distance of 45.8 km (28.5 mi) along the lake’s shoreline and into Yellowstone’s dense forested Lodgepole Pine heart. We will explore the Shoshone Geyser Basin, a thermal pool located at the southwest end of the lake, which contains one of the world’s highest concentrations of geysers, as well as hot springs and mudpots. Along the way, we might be lucky to spot bald eagles, pelicans, otters, elks, bison, mule deer, wolves, and grizzly bears that live in the park. So look out!

    The tour also offers great swimming opportunities in the Shoshone Lake and surrounding swimming holes for hot summer days.

    Every day, we will spend the night in a different campsite in the area, where guests will have some good food prepared outdoors and enjoy some relaxation time.

    This trip usually takes a minimum of 2 people. It is open to everyone (no specific fitness level or previous experience is required) and is perfect for first timers!

    Discover the almost untouched Shoshone Lake in this beautiful hiking outing. Send us your booking request now.

    If you are looking for other activities in Yellowstone National Park, I recommend the 4-day Mist Pass hike, the 2-day horseback riding trip, and the snowshoeing day.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2200 USD

    Group of 2
    1100 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Please note that discounts are available for participants bringing their own gear (backpacks, sleeping bags, tent, sleeping pads, plate/bowl, mug, and cutlery).

    Other details

    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone


    Camping (3 nights)


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