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“OWA is a great experience in a beautiful part of Colorado. All the counselors are really helpful, fun, and flexible. They help you safely step outside of your comfort zone and personalize your experience. I became close with other campers and built good relationships”- Sage, age 14
Austin, TX

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 Wyoming

Wyoming is the least populated state, what better reason to visit here while trying to “get away from it all”. We are more likely to encounter wildlife than people on the trips to the Cowboy state. Wyoming is known for its rugged mountains and people. OWA director James Faerber spent part of his childhood in this amazing state and often shows up on a trip or two every summer because he loves it so much here. We guide in 2 major areas in Wyoming, the world famous Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Range in central Wyoming. For climbing and mountaineering it is hard to beat the backcountry climbing of the Wind Rivers, these are the most serious and committing trips we lead in the continental US and it is easy to see why. Huge granite formations and glaciers flanked by pristine alpine lakes are what epitomize this mountain range. We offer a few options for trips from 4 day backpacking and sightseeing, to 10 day mountaineering and climbing expeditions. We would love to have you join us in the alpine playground.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the crown jewel of the US National Park system, one of the most famous and beautiful parks in the US. Visiting the backcountry of Yellowstone is an experience like no other!Click here for more info on Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Backpacking Trips 2016

Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan Backpacking

  • Length: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Dates: Sept 4-7 2016
  • Difficulty: Med
  • Mileage: 20-30
  • Availability: 9 spots
  • Cost: $685.00

Yellowstone Pics Thorofare

Our favorite Yellowstone trip, the Heart Lake backpack is four days and allows us to explore Yellowstone’s biggest backcountry lake and some of it’s finest trout waters! The shore of Heart Lake provides gorgeous views from our camp and even has it’s own geyser.
On this trip we summit the great Mt. Sheridan, with stunning views of all the major landmarks around Yellowstone, including the incredible Tetons.
All this, just a short driving distance from our starting point of Jackson, WY makes this a fantastic option for those on a time budget….. for more information click here

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Thorofare Backpacking Trip

  • Dates: Aug 7-11 2016
  • Difficulty: Med
  • Mileage: 20-30
  • Availability: 9 spots
  • Cost: $685.00

Yellowstone Pics Thorofare

This 5 day trip to America’s most famous National Park includes 5 days and 4 nights of backpacking along the famous Thorofare trail. We’ll spend plenty of time sightseeing and enjoying our surroundings as we hike through this famous park, explore the East shore of Yellowstone lake, and sleep under the beautiful star filled sky. Join us for an unforgettable Yellowstone backpacking trip……..for more information click here.

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Bechler area backpacking trip

  • Length: 6 days, 5 nights
  • Dates: Aug 14-19 2016
  • Difficulty: Med
  • Mileage: 20-30
  • Availability: 9 spots
  • Cost: $825.00

Yellowstone Pics Thorofare

This extraordinary trip is the classic Yellowstone backcountry experience. Following the famous Bechler River, participants will see pristine alpine lakes and streams, breathtaking waterfalls, geysers, world-class fishing, and opportunities to soak in hot springs—basically, everything that makes Yellowstone a destination. Experience all of this far from the crowds with our knowledgeable guides and come home with memories of a lifetime. More information about backpacking in the Bechler river area of Yellowstone.

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The Minimalist Package for guiding Yellowstone Trips

This option is for folks that have a good amount of previous backpacking experience. Clients provide their own gear, transport (we can arrange transport for .75c per mile) , and buy their own food. Our guides provide: itinerary, knowledge of the trail system, medical expertise, and other pertinent local knowledge.

The rate is $275 per guide per day of the trip (4 day minimum). Guides will meet the Clients the first day of the trip at the trailhead or nearby to start the trip.

OWA holds a Commercial Use Authorization with Yellowstone National Park and is authorized to guide hiking trips within the park.