The Coyote Creek Trail leaves the Hellroaring Trail and veers to the northeast. The trail travels through sage meadows and open stands of Douglas Fir. the views of the Washburn Range and the Yellowstone River Valley to the south are very nice as you climb up the open hillsides that lead into the spruce-fir-pine forest of the plateau. By the time you reach the north boundary you will have climbed approximately 1,500 vertical feet from Hellroaring Creek. It is possible to continue north from the boundary, gradually descending through the forest, to the Gallatin National Forest section of the Hellroaring Trailhead, making a loop hike. The section of the trail in the National Forest receives a great deal of stock use, and more precipitation than the lower sections of trail, and can be quiet mucky for hiking.
Length: 10.0 miles.Trail Begins: Yellowstone River Pack Trail (Wyoming).Trail Ends: Hellroaring Ranger District
Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map .USGS Map1: Specimen Creek.USGS Map2: Tower Junction (Wyoming - Montana).Township 9S; Range 11E; Section 24
Directions: Coyote Creek Trail can be reached by starting at the Hellroaring Trailhead 3.5 miles from Tower Junction on the Mammoth-Tower Road) and following the Hellroaring Creek Trail to the vicinity of Hellroaring Patrol cabin, approximately 3 miles from the trailhead.
Coyote Creek Trail-NPS
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
- Nature Area
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching