Nez Perce Creek

Madison, Wyoming

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This hike parallels Nez Perce Creek thorough Culex Basin, a beautiful valley fringed with pine forests. The basin is home to the Morning Mist Springs, a group of hot springs, thermal pools, sinter mounds and some geysers. The hike follows the Mary Mountain Trail, an old road closed in the 1970s. The trail passes numerous hot springs and thermal areas to a bridge crossing Nez Perce Creek.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

This hike parallels Nez Perce Creek thorough Culex Basin, a beautiful valley fringed with pine forests. The basin is home to the Morning Mist Springs, a group of hot springs, thermal pools, sinter mounds and some geysers.

The hike follows the Mary Mountain Trail, an old road closed in the 1970s. The trail passes numerous hot springs and thermal areas to a bridge crossing Nez Perce Creek.

©  Robert Stone/Day Hike Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Local Maps: USGS Lower Geyser Basin
Driving Directions: Directions to Nez Perce Creek

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May 2018