Eagle Pass-Mountain Creek

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Eagle Pass-Mountain Creek is a hiking trail in Cody, Wyoming. It is within Washakie Wilderness Area and Yellowstone National Park. It is 9.9 miles long and begins at 7,882 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,674 feet. The 6D8 camp site can be seen along the trail.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Eagle Pass-Mountain Creek is a hiking trail in Cody, Wyoming. It is within Washakie Wilderness Area and Yellowstone National Park. It is 9.9 miles long and begins at 7,882 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,674 feet. The 6D8 camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: 6d5, Thorofare-East Shore Yellowstone Lake, Mountain Creek Triangle and 6d8.
Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Yellowstone National Park
Distance: 9.9
Elevation Gain: 2,674 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,882 feet
Top Elevation: 9,522 feet
Parks: Washakie Wilderness Area
Elevation Min/Max: 7882/9522 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7882/7882 ft

Eagle Pass-Mountain Creek Professional Reviews and Guides

"Eagle Creek, a major tributary of the North Fork Shoshone River, drains a large area across from the southeast border of Yellowstone National Park. The trail along this stream passes beneath tall peaks and ridges, goes through huge and glorious Eagle Creek Meadows, and eventually climbs all the way to Eagle Pass. At the pass you are right on the border of Yellowstone Park and a stone’s throw from Eagle Peak, which at 11,358 feet is the highest point in the park. In addition to its scenic treasures, the trail boasts the same assortment of abundant wildlife as the park, including grizzly bears, so act accordingly. Most of the 16.5 miles to the pass are quite gentle and relatively easy, with the majority of the elevation gain coming in the last couple of miles. The biggest potential obstacles are a couple of difficult stream crossings, so save this trip for later in the summer."

"From the footbridge over the North Fork of the Shoshone River, follow the trail through a Forest Service summer-home area. At 0.2 mile, turn right onto the wide and well-maintained Eagle Creek Trail and enter the deep, lush, and exotically beautiful primeval forest of Eagle Creek.

This is quite a contrast to what is normally encountered in the Yellowstone ecosystem. You encounter many big trees from here to Eagle Creek Meadows. Highlights: A walk up a long and scenic wilderness valley with a rare glimpse of old-growth forest, uncommon in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem."

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Jun 2018