Blacktail Deer Creek to Yellowstone River Trail - Hike near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA,Mammoth Hot Springs,Wyoming
44.95595421576138, -110.59408366017453
Address: Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
GPS: 44°57'21.4"N 110°35'38.7"W
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State: Wyoming

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Blacktail Deer Creek Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail that leads to the Yellowstone River. Hikers on this trail will enjoy seeing green open fields, boulder formations and waterfalls at the Yellowstone River and Black Deer Creek. A large portion of the trail follows the creek giving hikers a beautiful view.

Hikers wishing for longer hikes will enjoy knowing that there is a suspension bridge where the trail ends that connects Blacktail Deer Creek Trail with other trails, including Yellowstone River Trail and 1Y8 Campsite Spur Trail. Hikers wishing to make this hike a two-day backpacking trip may reserve campsites near the end of the trail by the Yellowstone River.

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail passes several streams, ponds and rivers and crosses the boarder between Wyoming and Montana. This trail is considered moderately difficult because of its hilly sections, steady elevation change as it descends to the Yellowstone river, and the length of the hike. 

The trailhead can be found seven miles east of Mammoth on Grand Loop Road. This trail is open in the spring, fall, and summer months and closed in the winter due to heavy snowfall. 

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail is the perfect hike for hikers wishing to see a variety of natural beauties. The rivers, ponds, streams, meadows and waterfalls make every turn of this hike a breathtaking adventure. 

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From Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Head northeast on US-89 N
    Toll road
    (184 ft)
  2. Sharp left onto US-89 S
    Partial toll road
    (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Grand Loop Rd
    Toll road
    Destination will be on the left
    (6.6 mi)
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Trails

Distance ?

7.4 miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

-1,033 feet

Real Ascent ?

191 feet

Real Descent ?

1,224 feet

Avg Grade (-3°)

-5%

Grade (-21° to 10°)

-39% to 18%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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