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Rent camping and backpacking gear - Yellowstone National Park

Renting camping and backpacking gear for Yellowstone National Park trips from Las Vegas is easy and affordable. Forget about the lodges and hotels! There's no better way to escape civilization than by losing oneself in nature. Imagine how amazing the Milky Way will look from your tent while camping under the stars. Save space in your luggage and simply rent outdoor gear for Yellowstone National Park and the rest of your Southwest road trip from our shop in Las Vegas.

Stay tuned for our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Yellowstone National Park.

Rental camping gear for Yellowstone National Park

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping and backpacking gear with individual outdoor rental items. You can hire tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping lanterns, camp furniture, coolers and other camp kitchen gear - anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience at Yellowstone National Park.

Specifically for Yellowstone National Park, we recommend getting a 3-season sleeping bag for the greater part of the year. Even in summer, though the sun may blaze down on you during the day, nights will get deceivingly cold. Check the weather forecast prior to heading out. If temperatures fall to below 50°F, opt for a warmer sleeping bag or consider investing in a sleeping bag liner. In winter and the shoulder seasons, if temperatures fall below 30°F, rent a winter sleeping bag. All of our rental sleeping pads are insulated for all season use.

If you're backpacking, browse through our rental backpacking packages to see the lightweight items that we rent for backpacking in Yellowstone National Park.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Yellowstone National Park through our website and pick up your items in our convenient location near Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Ending your trip in a different city? We offer one-way return shipping for most of our items!

Practical information for camping at Yellowstone National Park

First and foremost, check out this page (coming up) about things to do and places to stay at Yellowstone National Park. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight in Yellowstone:

  • Yellowstone is a very popular national park! Reserve your campsite and anything else that requires pre-booking as soon as you know your travel dates. Note that driving in the park may take longer than you anticipate due to traffic jams.

  • Black bears and grizzly bears are active in summer in Yellowstone National Park. Carry bear spray and make noise when hiking in the wilderness. Use the park-provided bear boxes to store all of your food and belongings, including your toiletries. Here's a great resource about what to do if you see a bear.

  • All campgrounds, even in the backcountry, have bear boxes, but you should still bring your own bear-safe container in case you stay far from a bear box.

  • Winter is a magical time to visit Yellowstone National Park, but your choice of hiking trails and campgrounds is limited. Most Yellowstone National Park roads, hiking trails, and campgrounds close in winter due to snow.

  • Summer (June, July, and August) is the best time to visit Yellowstone National Park because everything is open - unless there's a wildfire.

  • The weather always surprises. During most of the year, even in summer, prepare for a much colder night than you think. Day and nighttime temperatures vary dramatically.

  • There is a choice of small airports surrounding Yellowstone National Park. Your choice of arrival and departure airport will depend on your itinerary and your budget. We may be biased, but we recommend making a multi-day one-way road trip out of it with a starting point in Las Vegas. That way you can visit Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Grand Teton, and many other national parks on your way to Yellowstone.

hot spring of colorful steaming water
Hot spring in Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place to camp! Take a minute to browse through our rental gear inventory and decide for yourself whether to bring your own gear from home, supplement your personal items, or rent complete camping packages from us.

Feel free to contact us should you need more information about renting gear for camping and/or backpacking in or around Yellowstone National Park or any other location in the American Southwest.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!


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