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, a winter adventure in Hellroaring is truly remarkable. While most winter trails see almost daily use, few seem to take the time or effort to venture down to the suspension bridge or to the views of the valley. Hellroaring is usually only seen from a roadside overlook where carloads of visitors unload and set up spotting scopes to scan for wildlife. This is where many park visitors have their first wolf sightings and while seeing it from the roadside stop is great, there is nothing like seeing wolves while hiking. Hellroaring is a truly special place and one you will want to return to all year long.
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, but 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 the 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 roughly 1,200 feet of elevation gain, is a trail that will forever change your perspective of the northern range.
This is a summer and winter adventure. Snowshoes are provided.
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR FOR YOU AND YOUR GROUP!
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