Coal Creek Trail - Hike and Mountain Bike near Alta, Wyoming
Coal Creek Trail Head, Alta, WY 83414, USA,Alta,Wyoming
43.5104161, -110.9861756
17.0 miles S of Alta, Wyoming
Address: Coal Creek Trail Head, Alta, WY 83414, USA
GPS: 43°30'37.5"N 110°59'10.2"W
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State: Wyoming

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Enjoy outstanding views from upper Coal Creek Meadows, this hike description travels just beyond the meadows to the top of Coal-Mesquite Divide where you'll enjoy some rather dramatic views of the Mesquite Creek Valley and the mountains towards the north, including Grand TetonCourtesy of tetonhikingtrails.com

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Alta, Wyoming

  1. Head south on Alta School Rd toward W Alta Ski Hill Rd (82 ft)
  2. Slight right onto W Alta Ski Hill Rd
    Entering Idaho
    (0.5 mi)
  3. Continue onto Ski Hill Rd (3.5 mi)
  4. Continue onto E Little Ave (0.5 mi)
  5. Turn left onto ID-33 E/S Main St
    Continue to follow ID-33 E
    Entering Wyoming
    (13.9 mi)
  6. Continue onto WY-22 E
    Destination will be on the left
    (3.6 mi)
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Coal Creek Basin by Rex Nye

Trails

Distance ?

4.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

380 feet

Real Ascent ?

1,938 feet

Real Descent ?

1,558 feet

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Grade (-51° to 49°)

-123% to 115%

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

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