Buffalo Plateau

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Elevation Gain3,774ft
Trailhead Elevation6,195ft
Elevation Min/Max5956/9227ft
Elevation Start/End6195/6164ft

Buffalo Plateau

Buffalo Plateau is a hiking trail in Wyoming and Montana. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 8.0 miles long and begins at 6,195 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,774 feet. The Buffalo Plateau Cabin ranger station can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Hellroaring Creek, Coyote Creek and 2b1.
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Bill Schneider
"A strenuous day hike with a backpacking option into one of the least-visited corners of Yellowstone. This route doesn’t receive much use, but not because it isn’t more than worthy. Hikers relatively new to Yellowstone often conjure up images of hiking along cascading mountain streams between snowcapped peaks, and hikers certainly can find this type of environ on some of the park’s trails. But a lot of Yellowstone, perhaps most of it, is open, dry, hot, prairie-type terrain, and the Buffalo Plateau is an excellent example of what it’s really like to hike in much of America’s first national park." Read more

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