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Category: Trail of the Week

Trail of the Week: Yellowstone’s Lava Creek

Location: Lava Creek Picnic Area  Distance: 1 mile to 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 50ft to 750ft Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, sunscreen, food, and water If you have ever driven from Mammoth to Tower-Roosevelt, there is …

Trail of the Week: Yellowstone River Overlook Trail

Location: A few miles from Roosevelt Junction  Distance: 4.8 to 6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: ~700 feet Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, sunscreen, food, and water Experience the timeless beauty of the Yellowstone River Overlook …

Trail of the Week: Lost Lake and the Lost Creek Canyon (With a Bonus Waterfall)

Location: Petrified Tree Area, West of Tower-Roosevelt Distance: 4 to 5.5 miles, depending on the adventure you choose and the season Elevation Gain: 200 feet to 700 feet, depending on the route taken Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and/or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear …

Trail of the Week: Yellowstone’s Hellroaring Trail

Location: Trailhead is ~3.5 miles west of Tower Junction Distance: 2.2 to 7 miles, depending on the adventure you choose Elevation Gain: 500 feet to 1,000 feet, depending on the route taken Gear Typically Needed In the Winter: Snowshoes and/or traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, food and water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer: Bear Spray, …

Trail of The Week: Yellowstone’s Trout Lake

Location: East of Soda Butte Cone and West of Pebble Creek Distance: 1.25 miles round trip Elevation Gain: Roughly 300 feet Gear Typically Needed In the Winter– traction devices, warm clothes, trekking poles, water Gear Typically Needed In the Summer– water, bear spray Trout Lake is a stunning small lake in the northern range of Yellowstone National …

Trail of the Week: Calcite Springs and Tower Fall (Winter Only)

Location: Roosevelt Distance: 5 miles Elevation Gain: Roughly 500 feet Gear Typically Needed in Winter: Snowshoes, warm clothes, trekking polesThe snowshoe up to Tower Fall and Calcite Springs is a classic winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park and one that you should not skip. It is one of my favorites and an experience that will …

Trail of the Week: Winter Trekking on Slough Creek Road

Location: North East Entrance Road Distance: 5 miles round trip Elevation Gain: ~250 feet Gear Typically Needed in Winter: Trekking poles, Traction Devices, Snowshoes, or Cross Country Skis The Slough Creek Road in the winter is easily in the top three easy winter trail adventures you can have in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park. …

Trail of the Week: Beaver Ponds for Dec. 12-18th, 2023

Location: Mammoth Hot Springs Distance: 6 miles  Elevation Gain: ~1,000 feet Gear Currently Needed: Traction devices would be wise to have, just in case, but are not required. With a minimal snowpack in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park, this is a perfect time to hit up the Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Typically, this …