The Hellroaring Backpacking

Mammoth, Wyoming

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A trip starting inside Yellowstone National Park, hiking through the open terrain of northern Yellowstone and into the lush upper Hellroaring Country in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Gallatin National Forest. This is not the most spectacular hike in this book, but it offers some special features not found on most other backpacking vacations. The hike penetrates the uncrowded remoteness of the southern Absaroka Mountains. Such privacy is rare in today’s popular hiking areas—even though about half of the trip lies within famous Yellowstone National Park. Also, expect to see large wildlife. Elk, moose, bison, and bears, including the mighty grizzly, are abundant in the area. This trip makes a nice loop thanks to two trails (Hellroaring and Coyote Creeks) that head north out of the park, looping around a grassy butte called Bull Mountain, which is easily viewed from the Coyote Creek Trail.

The Hellroaring (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"A trip starting inside Yellowstone National Park, hiking through the open terrain of northern Yellowstone and into the lush upper Hellroaring Country in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Gallatin National Forest. This is not the most spectacular hike in this book, but it offers some special features not found on most other backpacking vacations. The hike penetrates the uncrowded remoteness of the southern Absaroka Mountains.

Such privacy is rare in today’s popular hiking areas—even though about half of the trip lies within famous Yellowstone National Park. Also, expect to see large wildlife. Elk, moose, bison, and bears, including the mighty grizzly, are abundant in the area. This trip makes a nice loop thanks to two trails (Hellroaring and Coyote Creeks) that head north out of the park, looping around a grassy butte called Bull Mountain, which is easily viewed from the Coyote Creek Trail."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mammoth
Distance: 20
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 5 days
Season: Best summer and fall
Local Contacts: Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Tower Junction, Specimen Creek; Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to The Hellroaring (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/9/2010
2

Fun trail, started at Black Tail creek and worked back to the Hellroaring trail head. Not to strenuous of a hike goes through rolling hills and rocky mountains while following the Yellowstone River and Hellroaring Creek. I think this is one of the only areas in the park that is dry and in good condition for hiking in early June.



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