Yellowstone Hellroaring Creek Day Hike

Starting from


WyomingYellowstone National Park
Tour Length
6-8 hours (summer only)
Guide Type
Skill Level

This full day hike to Hellroaring Creek in Yellowstone National Park is an adventure chock full of history, geologic oddities, and even a beach! We start at 6,460 ft in elevation and quickly descend nearly a thousand feet, making our way towards Hellroaring Creek. Those with a strong fear of heights may be put off by one of the features of this hike, crossing the impressive steel suspension bridge that spans the mighty Yellowstone River. Built in 1935, this bridge grants us access across a deep rocky gorge and to the rest of our adventure. While hiking along, the trail affords exciting views of Hellroaring Mountain, a unique outcropping of granite. Keep your eyes peeled for elk and bison, there have even been grizzly sightings in this area! Trail’s end brings us to a picturesque sandy beach at the confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River where your guide will prepare a lunch spread while you relax and soak in the scenery. After lunch and some rest and exploration the tour returns in the same direction you came.

Tour Price Includes:

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Water and snacks
  • Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
  • Daypack rental
  • Trekking poles rental
  • 1:7 guide to hiker ratio

What to Bring

Required Gear

Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.


Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.


Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.


Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.

Upgrades + Additions

Private Tour

$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.

Transportation from Bozeman Montana

  • $200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)
  • Includes Yellowstone National Park Entry fee

3L Hydration Reservoir (purchase)

$40 each – 3 Liter Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir or similar

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax at the local rate


  • 1 Person $ 495 pp 495
  • 2 People $ 240 pp 240
  • 3 People $ 210 pp 210
  • 4-5 People $170 pp
  • 6 or more $140 pp
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday-Sunday

Departure Times

Tours depart at 8am & 10am
Activity duration: 6-8 hours

geyser in yellowstone national park

The creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 was really the beginnings of something much larger: the idea that some natural areas are so unique and diverse that they must be preserved in perpetuity for the enjoyment of all.

“The geysers, the extraordinary hot springs, the lakes, the mountains, the canyon and cataracts unite to make this region something not paralleled elsewhere on the globe”Theodore Roosevelt

Yellowstone’s natural history was recognized early on as something truly special. It is written in hot springs and geysers, rivers and pristine mountain lakes, bison herds and schools of cutthroat trout, all of which is accessible on even the shortest of hikes. The parks high concentration of thermal features make the region more habitable in the winter months, creating an island of biodiversity known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The region is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, including seven species of large predators (black bears, grizzly bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves). The thermal features provide a glimpse into one part of the complex geology of the region that includes tall mountain peaks, broad U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers, and beautiful waterfalls.

geyser in yellowstone national park