Upper Layout Creek Trail

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana

Elevation Gain286ft
Trailhead Elevation4,684ft
Elevation Min/Max4684/4892ft
Elevation Start/End4684/4684ft

Upper Layout Creek Trail

Upper Layout Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Carbon County, Montana. It is within Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 4,684 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 286 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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I did this hike in June of 2016. The trail length posted here is incorrect...it is 6 miles round trip from the trailhead to the sign marked "end of trail" and back. Trailhead is at the Snell Ranch and travels up along a dirt road for the first mile before forking left to a fast-running creek which you must cross.The trail then becomes a well marked gravel trail that ascends up the Pryor Mts between two very imposing rock walls on either side with many switchbacks. Near the top is a green oasis and a waterfall. Bighorn Canyon rangers rate this trail as difficult, but highly recommended. Views looking down from the top are very imposing. I hiked this on a Saturday afternoon and had the trail to myself.

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Trail Information

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Nearby City
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Activity Feed

Dec 2018