Bull Elk Park, Trail 076

Dayton, Wyoming 82836

Bull Elk Park, Trail 076

Bull Elk Park, Trail 076 Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Bull Elk Park is uniquely situated in the northern Bighorn Mountains. Dominated by Idaho fescue and bluebunch wheatgrass, Bull Elk Park is a disjunct of Palouse Prairie far more representative of the eastern Washington grasslands. The Bull Elk Park area was recognized by the Forest Service as a Research Natural Area in 1952. As such, livestock grazing is not allowed here. The hike can be a day-hike destination, or it makes for a pleasant backpacking trip.

The initial leg of this hike follows a closed jeep trail down the ridgetop, eventually reaching the vast meadows of Bull Elk Park. Beyond this, the trail is difficult to locate, although adventurers might take joy in pushing onward to reach the
bottom of Dry Fork of the Little Bighorn River after an insanely steep pitch."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Bighorn National Forest, 2013 Eastside 2nd St., Sheridan, WY 82801, (307) 674-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn
Local Contacts
USDA Forest Service Bighorn National Forest, USGS Bull Elk Park, USGS Ice Creek
Local Maps

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Dec 2018