Sepulcher Mountain Trail - Hike near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Beaver Ponds Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA,Mammoth Hot Springs,Wyoming
44.97354998297813, -110.7045275000101
Address: Beaver Ponds Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
GPS: 44°58'24.8"N 110°42'16.3"W
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State: Wyoming

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Sepulcher Mountain Trail is an 11 mile loop trail from Mammoth Hot Springs to the peak of Sepulcher Mountain. This is a challenging hike with a 3,500 foot ascent to the 9,652 foot peak.

The trail begins and ends at the same trailhead in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area. At the beginning and end of the hike, hikers will be able to view the famous Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces as well as some other geothermal areas. 

The views available along Sepulcher Mountain Trail are stunning and variant. From the trail hikers have clear views of Electric Peak and the Gallatin Range. The trail winds through colorful meadows and aspen forests. The path is surrounded by unique wildflowers and sagebrush adding color and texture to the surrounding area. The view from the peak of Sepulcher Mountain provides a panoramic view of the northern part of Yellowstone National Park.

Wildlife sightings are abundant on this trail. Hikers on this trail often encounter big horn sheep, moose, mountain goats and grizzly bears. It is important to take safety precautions and keep a safe distance from any wildlife. 

Hikers wishing to take on a challenge with unique views and a thrilling sense of accomplishment will enjoy climbing Sepulcher Mountain Trail.

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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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
    (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn right (135 ft)
  4. Turn left (121 ft)
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Trails

Distance ?

8.1 miles

Real Ascent ?

3,704 feet

Real Descent ?

3,145 feet

Grade (-19° to 19°)

-34% to 35%

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

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