The Hoodoos

Gardiner, Wyoming 83012

The Hoodoos

The Hoodoos Professional Guide

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"A short day hike near Mammoth with interesting geology. This enchanting short hike passes through some of the truly scenic parts of Yellow-stone without getting far from the paved road. But it’s far enough from the road to seem like backcountry.

It’s a shuttle hike, but if you happen to be driving north toward Mammoth and need some exercise and others in the car don’t feel the need, have your companions drop you off at the Glen Creek Trailhead and meet you two hours later at Mammoth.
They can drive down, have an ice-cream cone, and watch Mammoth’s high elk population while you enjoy a scenic hike."

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The Hoodoos are odd shaped travertine formations standing like statutes in a large rock garden. The sculpted rocks were formed by ancient hot spring deposits on Terrace mountain, then tumbled down in a large landslide. This hike follows the eastern slope of Terrace Mountain to the Hoodoos." Read more

The Hoodoos Reviews

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The hoodoos are fascinating rock formations. We saw plenty of wildlife, including marmots and a moose. We heard the pikas, but never actually saw one. At the south end you are rewarded with fantastic views of Bunsen Peak and the valleys to the south.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs and USGS Mammoth
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Dec 2018