Our Bread and Butter: Backpacking

Plan and embark on an adventurous backpacking trip in Montana's backcountry with an expert guide. Spend one or more peaceful night(s) out under the stars, explore untouched parts of the wilderness, and see amazing sights.

Get Wild

Backpacking trips in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness are rugged and adventurous!

Choose from preset group trips or book your own for you and your friends/family.

Go Ultralight

Carry ultralight gear that'll save you energy and make your trip more enjoyable than trips with other companies!

See our full gear list included in the price of a trip here.

Peace and Solitude

Tired of the crowds? Avoid all of that nonsense with us!

Backpack on routes that nobody will find with a Google search.

Eat Our Food

All meals are included on backpacking trips.

Snacks/tea/coffee are always included too.

We're Dog Friendly

The Bitterroot National Forrest allows dogs!

Dogs are welcome with prior notice.

Leave No Trace

We'll share all of our tips and tricks on how to follow Leave No Trace principals in the backcountry without having to sacrifice comfort!

The Full Breakdown:
Backpacking Trips

Included in each ticket:

- An Expert Guide (Luke Hayduk)

- All of the backpacking gear is provided. *note this does not include clothing.

- Guide carries first aid, Garmin gps communicator, water filtration, map + compass, and food.

- Packrafting can be included in backpacking trips for an additional cost.

- Food. View our menu here.

- Snacks / Tea / Coffee

- Wildlife is common, but not always seen on outings. We love when it happens!

- Guide is Wilderness First Responder Certified, Leave No Trace Certified, and Food-Handler Certified.

- Group and Private tour options available.

How to Book:

1. Scroll to the top of the page and click the '2023 Backpacking Trip Schedule' button. 

2. Scroll through the schedule to find your desired trip. Read about the trip in the 'Trip Preview Links'.  Book your trip on a date.

2b. If you book a private tour, you can choose other locations for backpacking trip. Your guide will contact you via email with the available options.

3. Bitterroot Backpacking will send an email on how to prepare for your trip, including a virtual meeting invite for a trip planning meeting 3-4 weeks before the trip.

4. Attend the virtual meeting for breifing on trip logistics and how to pack for the trip.

5. Keep an eye out for additional emails about trail closures, wildfire danger and weather-related information as your hike approaches.

6. If you need to cancel, all backpacking trips are refundable up to 14 days before the start of the trip. 

Custom Trips: Book by Email [email protected]

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