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Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail

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An important trail (part of a 4-mile detour) used to avoid a dangerous ford of Hellroaring Creek.


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2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

6,075' 1,852 m

High

5,861' 1,786 m

Low

267' 81 m

Up

64' 19 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The area is frequented by grizzly bears, especially early in the season when they feed on elk carrion that failed to survive the harsh winter.

Description

The Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail is a 2-mile trail used by horsemen AND hikers to reach a stock bridge crossing of Hellroaring Creek. Hikers following the Hellroaring Creek Trail or the Yellowstone River Trail are advised not to attempt to ford Hellroaring Creek until August (if at all).

Using the Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail to reach the bridge (2 miles up river) and then following the Hellroaring Creek Trail back, makes a 4-mile detour. But it’s worth it! Not only will you make it safely across, but you’ll also enjoy great views of Hellroaring Creek, named in 1867 by gold prospectors who said it was a real "hell roarer."

Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.

Flora & Fauna

Chance to see elk, buffalo, coyote, and grizzly.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Carter

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Aug 26, 2018
Kate Muller