Bitterroot Backpacking

Overnight and Day Hiking Adventures on Trails Less Traveled

Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, USA

Back Country Kayaking

Hike 5 - 10 miles to a backcountry lake and take in the views as you paddle around on an inflatable kayak. Guided is carries boats, essential gear, and lunch is included.

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Back Country Day Hiking

Hike 2 - 20 miles to a scenic destination in the backcountry. Guide carries essential gear and lunch is included.

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Overnight Backpacking

Book one, two, or three nights out in the backcountry with an expert guide. Guide and guests carry their own backpacks. Guests learn about camping in the backcountry and Leave No Trace Principals.

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Why book with us?

Custom-tailored Trips

Every trip is fine-tuned to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

Gear Rental Included

We don't charge extra for gear rental! Demo top of the line gear before you buy!

Learn the Basics of Backpacking

Embark on a beginner-focused trip to learn the ins and outs of backpacking as well as Leave No Trace Principles.

Learn about Montana's plants and animals

We'll identify trail-side plants and keep an eye out for the local critters that roam the area.

Learn about Montana's History

Learn about the geological and influential forces that shaped the landscape and people of Montana!

Plan your ideal day on the trail.

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How do I book a trip?

For Booking Day Hikes, visit the Day Hikes page.

For Booking Overnight Hikes, visit the Over-Nighters page and fill out the form on the Plan-A-Trek page.

How long is each hike?

Each trip length is 100% customizable by you! Day Hikes are typically 4 - 10 miles, but can be as long as 14 miles round trip. Overnight Hikes can be 10 - 30 miles. Elevation change is important to consider too! Most hikes range from 1000 ft-3000 ft, but summiting a peak may be as much as 4500 ft of elevation gain!

Will you provide gear?

Check out "What to Bring" for an idea of what to bring for day hikes and Over-Nighters.

For Over-Nighters: YES!  You even get to pick out what gear you want to use! Check out the gear list here. If you have your own gear, you get a discount!

Will you provide food?

You betcha! Our meal planning and philosophy on food is linked here. Many dietary restrictions can be met too. Veggie, Vegan, Gluten-Free, you name it.

Will we see wildlife?

Wildlife is often seen on hikes, but you never know what you will or won't run into on the trail. Grizzlies, deer, elk, moose, wolves, mountain lions, squirrels, pika, stoats, and other rodents are all possible!

Will you transport us to the trailhead?

At this time, transportation is not provided. Montana is a big state. We highly recommend renting a car to give yourself freedom and explore the other cool places we'll tell you about.

Will I learn anything from hiking with you?

Our goal is to educate any guest on how to confidently and carefully navigate backcountry wilderness. We'll teach you the ins and outs of backpacking, share our hiking expertise, and answer any questions you have. We'll also teach guests about the local ecology and geology of the area.

Can you take me fishing?

Yes and no. We can guide you on your way to untouched mountain lakes chock full of fish, but we cannot offer advice, nor will we rent fishing gear. We can certainly cater trips to allow you to have plenty of time to fish.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes of course! Wilderness First Aid Certified, Leave No Trace Certified, Wilderness Food-Prep Certified, and insured by Campbell Insurance. Read more about this here.

What payment options do you currently accept?

Paypal, Check, Cash, Bitcoin, and Ethereum!