Fan Creek

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain1,450ft
Trailhead Elevation7,334ft
Elevation Min/Max7206/7878ft
Elevation Start/End7334/7336ft

Fan Creek

Fan Creek is a hiking trail in Montana and Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 7,334 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,450 feet. The WC2 and WC4 camp sites can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Wc2, Wc3, Fawn Pass and Sportsman Lake.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A trail following a gorgeous mountain stream meandering through an open valley—a good choice for an easy overnighter. After hiking this trail you could be easily convinced that Fan Creek is a shortened version of the original name, Fantastic Creek. This is definitely one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in the park. In addition to its growing popularity with hikers, Fan Creek gets moderate to heavy use from trail riders taking long loop trips over to Gardners Hole and back over Fawn Pass. The terrain doesn’t completely open up until after the Fawn Pass Trail junction, where you turn left (northeast). You can go as far as 6.1 miles, where the East Fork and the North Fork merge, or you can travel any shorter distance." Read more

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Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs and USGS Divide Lake and Quadrant Mountain
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Dec 2018