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Crevice Lake Trail-NPS

Yellowstone National Park Montana

Listing Type: National Park Trail
City: Yellowstone National Park Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

Crevice Creek Trail heads west from the junction, past Crevice Lake and on to Crevice Creek. A bridge takes you over this delightful, tumbling stream to the junction with the Crevice Creek Trail. The Crevice Creek Trail climbs 2,000 feet in 2 miles through open sage and grassland to the park's north boundary. During the summer this is a hot, strenuous hike.

After the Crevice Creek junction, the Yellowstone River Trail climbs steeply up, over and down a ridge to a point downstream from Knowles Falls, where a good view of the falls is available. From the falls, the trail again follows the Yellowstone River until the river enters another narrow stretch of canyon. The trail climbs up and over this section. Once back by the river, there is a good view upstream of the canyon and of a large cave carved out of the canyon wall across the river from you.

From this point to Gardiner (6 miles away), the trail travels above and away from the river; so make certain to fill your water bottles before starting on this section. along this final section of trail, the Yellowstone River has shaped some intriguing rock formations, and you'll be treated to a type of scenery most people don't associate with Yellowstone. The trail exits just north of the Yellowstone River Bridge in Gardiner. Check with the Mammoth Visitor Center for information on where to park your car at this end of the trail.

Length: 2.5 miles.Trail Begins: Yellowstone Park Boundary, Section 23, (Cervice Station).Trail Ends: Black Canyon of the Yellowstone, Trail Junction.

Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map .USGS Map1: Gardiner Mountain.Township 9S; Range 9E; Section 23

Crevice Lake Trail-NPS
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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