• Dates: Jul 22 - 26 2017
  • Trip Length: 5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Activities: Hiking, Rafting, & Horseback Riding
  • Guides: Doug (the Beerbarian)

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” – John Muir

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Yellowstone was established in 1872 as the world’s first national park and is known for its diversity of wildlife and many geothermal features like Old Faithful. In our humble opinion, it is also one of the most beautiful places on earth! The surrounding communities (and breweries!) offer a great way to enhance your experience of the region. We get to visit with brewery owners at beer-pairing dinners, hike ourselves silly, take a dip in some natural Hot Springs pools, drive over the scenic Beartooth Pass, raft the beautiful Gallatin River, and hmmm…what are we forgetting? Oh yeah! Beer! Each day you will build up a thirst that can only properly be quenched by a delicious, cold, regionally crafted brew from the tap at the local brewery. You don’t have to be a beer expert or a star athlete to enjoy this tour. You just need to be ready for some fun!
We are heavily involved in the craft beer scene because we produce the annual Beer Bloggers Conference and have used this knowledge to create this fun, active beer tour.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: We will meet you in Bozeman right before lunch, either at the airport or at the Lark Hotel. We start this tour out with a bang by heading directly to our first activity – rafting on the Gallatin River!  It is a fun, but wet, ride through rapids ranging from Class II – IV, depending on how high the river is. Once we’ve dried off, we’ll drive down the road a bit to…SEE FULL ITINERARY

Real People, Real Experiences – What To Expect On This Trip

As on all of our adventures, we want to ensure you have the best experience possible – which is why we like to set expectations appropriately for every trip. Check out What To Expect On This Trip.

» Curious about traveling with a Beerbarian? Check out our interview with Zephyr beer guide, Doug Bailey.

For More Information

  • Read more about our Greater Yellowstone Multisport & Beer Adventure in Outside Magazine.
  • See Frequently Asked Questions for this specific trip.
  • See our General FAQs page for general tour questions.
  • INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call us at 888.758.8687 or email us to check availability, or to ask any questions you may have regarding this trip or any other travel ideas you may be considering.
  • TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We will send you a confirmation email after we receive your booking, as well as a link to detailed printer-friendly pre-departure documents: arrival and departure information, suggestions for making travel arrangements, a packing list, an invoice, information about your trip location and guides. It will also include a link to an information form and liability waiver. We will also provide you with a link to information about travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans.  Please do not purchase airfare until you have received your pre-departure documents.

“Favorite Moment? I had many favorite moments. I loved our night walk in Yellowstone. I liked that we were able to be away from tourists, see the stars and watch Old Faithful erupt in the dark — much more exciting than during the day.” – Ellen G.

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See this photo slideshow by Tom Lucy from 2014’s Yellowstone Beer Adventure! (Credit for rafting photos goes to Crystal Images)


19 comments on “Greater Yellowstone Multisport & Beer Adventure

  1. You guys do realize that Red Lodge is nowhere near the center of Yellowstone, right? It’s actually about 100+ miles outside the NE gate past Cooke City and over the Beartooth Highway…. (ie: It’s in MT, WY can’t have it).

    Get the Glacier Ale when you’re in Red Lodge.
    And if you get to Bozeman early , be sure to go to Belgrade (10 miles away) to the Madison River Brewery and get either Salmon Fly Honey Rye or Hopzone (if you like IPA). Buy a pint of Coldsmoke when you’re in Bozeman too. It’s from Missoula, but it’s the best scotch ale you’ll ever find.

  2. I loved so many things about this tour. Surviving the technical mountain biking with minimal damages, finishing the Grand Tetons bike ride and wanting to go further and fetting off of the bike after Beartooth Pass and being able to say I did it. But also learned so much about beer and beer making that I now can carry on conversations at all levels. It was all wonderful.

  3. The whole trip was pretty awesome, but the rafting trip, grand teton brewery tour and watching the geysers erupt were the highlights for me.

  4. Just clearing up a discrepency between the map shown for the trip and the itinerary… the 2015 trip will not include a jaunt down to Jackson, WY, correct? The map also shows the trip starting from Bozeman… I think it’s a little out of date! :)

    1. Hi Natalie,

      You are exactly right — the map is *not* correct. We changed the itinerary of this trip to cut down some of the shuttle time, so we will not be visiting Jackson and we will be starting in Billings and ending in Cody. I am working on getting the map updated this week. :)


  5. Ah I wish this started July 23 I have an event I need to be in out in Las Vegas from the 19-22… sounds awesome and just what I would need after all the months of planning that Vegas event! Bummed ;(

    1. Julie, this is the unfortunate side effect of us being a small tour company. We only run one tour per year per location and can’t even put all our locations on the schedule each year. The tour doesn’t start until about 1:00 PM on the 22nd but it sounds like you’ll be busy all that day.

    1. Hi Julie,

      Yes! We will send a Pre-Departure Packet to all participants on the tour (any of our tours) well in advance.


  6. This trip looks awesome; really hoping it comes together. Beer, hiking, rafting, horses, and beer – sounds like a great combination

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  • Taking in the stunning scenery in two states (Montana and Wyoming)
  • Experiencing the wonders of the world’s first national park – Yellowstone – as well as driving up to nearly 11,000 feet up and over one of the country’s most scenic byways, the Beartooth Pass All-American Road
  • Learning about aspects of the beer-making processes, and sampling plenty of the area’s finest varieties of microbrews
  • Exploring the Gallatin River on a Class II - IV raft excursion, soaking in natural hot springs and horseback riding in the Beartooth Mountains


    Night 1 >>320 Guest Ranch / Big Sky, Montana

    One of our favorite places to stay, this is a classic and comfortable cowboy-style ranch (complete with horses) in the Gallatin River Valley. Their cozy log cabins are set up in a quiet canyon along the creek.

    Night 2 >> Chico Hot Springs / Pray, Montana

    This historic resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park. It offers comfortable accommodations, exceptional dining, and their very own natural Hot Springs pools that are emptied and refilled each night!

    Night 3 >> Old Faithful Snow Lodge / Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    This is our favorite (and newest) lodge in the Park and we love the clean rooms and beautiful craftsman style construction intended to give a feel of being in the woods. We'll be right in the heart of the action as Old Faithful and many other geysers are right out our front door.

    Night 4 >> Alpine Lodge / Red Lodge, Montana

    This newly renovated quaint hotel is located in the heart of Red Lodge and within walking distance of many fun, small town shops, restaurants, and bars. BONUS: book early and reserve a a spot in one of their new log cabins or luxury teepees! (as available, by request)


    We’ll meet you at 11 AM on the first day of the trip in Bozeman, Montana (airport code BZN), making it possible for some of you to fly in that morning. We finish in Billings, Montana (airport code BIL) on the last day, allowing you to fly out late that afternoon. However, as long as you’re coming all this way, why not tack on an extra night or two? You should get an “open jaw” ticket into Bozeman and out of Billings. Upon booking, we will send you a Pre-Departure Packet with complete travel information and suggestions for extending your trip.


  • A Zephyr guide accompanies each trip, with a second added as necessary.
  • Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.
  • All of your dinners and breakfasts are included. Gratuity for these meals is also included. In general, we leave lunches open so that you have time to explore and enjoy the local flavors en route.
  • All your transportation is included once you meet your guides on the first day.
  • All group activities and official beer tastings are included.
  • NOT INCLUDED Beverages, desserts, lunches, gratuities to your guides, personal expenses and travel to and from the destination.