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.