Clarks Fork Yellowstone River Canyon

Cody, Wyoming 82414

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River Canyon

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"The Clarks Fork Trail starts near a horse corral on the northeast side of the small parking lot and travels gradually up and down through sagebrush, grassy areas, and open forests of Douglas firs, Engelmann spruces, lodgepole pines, Rocky Mountain junipers, and quaking aspens. Fantastic views extend in all directions with perhaps the most notable ones to the southwest of Hunter Peak and southeast to the impressive Cathedral Cliffs. Wildflowers abound in late May and June, with larkspur, arrowleaf balsamroot, and, in wetter areas, shooting star being particularly abundant."

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"Located 55 miles northwest of Cody, along the southern boundary of the Beartooth Mountains. A long (4 or more days), rugged, and scenic backpack along the northern fringes of a major mountain river."

Clarks Fork Yellowstone River Canyon Reviews

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3/27/2001
The Clarks Fork area is a scenic multi-use area into some excellent fishing country. There are numerous deep creeks that must be forded before reaching the Yellowstone itself. This area seems to see moderate use with a great deal of it being Horse/burrow and ATV usage. I did not encounter any hikers along this route. The trail is easy to navigate as it simply follows a valley but make sure the rivers are lower before attempting this trip as heavy runoff will prevent you from progressing.
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Trail Information

Cody
Nearby City
23.3
Distance
3,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3–4 days
Duration
May to late October
Season
Clarks Fork Ranger District, Shoshone National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Bald Peak, Beartooth Butte NE, Dillworth Bench, MuddyCreek, and Windy Mountain.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018