Tongue River Shuttle

Dayton, Wyoming 82836

Tongue River Shuttle

Tongue River Shuttle Professional Review and Guide

"The ride begins at Freeze Out Point in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The first 4.1 miles are on doubletrack and the final 6.4 miles are on singletrack."

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"The Tongue River has carved out an impressive canyon, and with some navigational skills, hikers can follow the trail from the trailhead just west of Dayton, all the way to the Burgess Junction area. Or you could reverse it for a more downhill jaunt.

Like the Little Horn Trail (Hike 41), this trail sees heavy use during the Bighorn Mountain Trail Run in June. Unlike the Little Horn Trail, it also sees heavy use for the rest of the year. The majority of folks take the short leg up the sidewall to visit the cave. Or they are fishing this renowned stretch of trout water. The farther you travel from the parking lot, the fewer folks you will find. The Tongue River Canyon Trail (Trail 002) takes off from the parking lot of the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area. It follows the northern bank of the Tongue River as it passes through a deep and rugged gorge. Cliffs rise overhead providing nesting ledges for raptors."

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Always a good trail to hike. The best times to go are fall and spring. In the summer the trail has no shade unless you go in the afternoon. The trail is good in the winter, if your car can make it back.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
510 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Five to six hours.
This trail is best in the summer when the river and creek levels are lower, but the trail can be ridden once the snow melts and into the fall.
7,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,900 feet
Top Elevation
Bighorn National Forest, 307-672-0751
Local Contacts
USGS Skull Ridge, Dayton South.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018