Few places in Yellowstone National Park offer the experiences one can have when hiking into Hellroaring.
Located between Mammoth Hot Springs and the Roosevelt Junction, most who visit the park see Hellroaring in one of two ways. Hellroaring is best known to most who visit the park as a spot where they can set up spotting scopes right off of the main road and scan for wildlife, more often than not, this is where many park visitors have their first wolf sightings. The region is second best known for the short day hike to the Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge crossing on the Hellroaring Trail. While both of those experiences are great, they are just the first taste of the awesomeness of Hellroaring.
Booking a Hellroaring Hiking Adventure not only gives you stunning views and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busier regions of the park, it also showcases the routes wildlife travel throughout the year. This is a trail that I have seen bears, wolves and bighorn sheep on pretty often.
This hiking tour is for those hoping to get into Yellowstone a little deeper, potentially spotting wolves, bears, bison, elk and bighorn sheep while on trail. You’ll still get the sweeping views and suspension bridge crossing, but you’ll also get into the wilds of the park. The 8 mile hiking adventure, with a roughly 1,200 feet of elevation gain, is a trail that will forever change your perspective of the northern range.
Want More Hellroaring?
If you want a longer day, you are in luck! There are multiple additions and options to make this region a truly wild adventure, including an off trail summit of Hellroaring Mountain. Send me a message for more information.
About the Trip
Your hiking day into hellroaring starts from a trailhead tucked away from the noise of the main road. Giving fantastic views of the region right off the bat, the path continues down to a scenic suspension ridge crossing the mighty Yellowstone River, far below. After gazing down the gorgeous gorge, the path continues through a rocky forest before emerging onto a sagebrush plateau with fantastic views and great wildlife watching opportunities.
After reaching Hellroaring Creek, we will follow it downstream to where it meets with the mighty Yellowstone. Along the way, we will look for wildlife, come across bones and antlers in the prairie, and take in the views that only a handful of people see each year. Reaching the confluence, the wildlife scanning and search for bones and antlers continues.
Hiking back, we will stop at a few spots known for wildlife sightings and scan again, all while taking in the grandeur of Hellroaring Mountain in the near distance.
- Bones and Antlers
- A Suspension Bridge
- Wildlife Watching
- Fantastic Views