Fawn Pass-Bighorn Pass Cutoff

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain429ft
Trailhead Elevation7,426ft
Elevation Min/Max7426/7838ft
Elevation Start/End7426/7426ft

Fawn Pass-Bighorn Pass Cutoff

Fawn Pass-Bighorn Pass Cutoff is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,426 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 429 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bighorn Pass.

Fawn Pass-Bighorn Pass Cutoff Professional Review and Guide

"Fawn Pass begins in Montana and enters Wyoming after crossing several fingers of the Gallatin River. Skiers find narrow snow bridges or log bridges over these streams and may want to carry skis across. The streams are not deep but they are very cold! This scenic area is prime moose habitat; watch for moose especially in the brush along the streams.

The trail area is also home to grizzly bears, black bears, elk, deer, and a veritable Noah’s Ark of other wildlife. Although bears generally are sleeping the winter away, they have been seen every month of the year. Bears tend to be a bit groggy during the winter months. Surface quality: Backcountry."

Fawn Pass-Bighorn Pass Cutoff Reviews

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It may have been the perfect day we had--11 degrees, bright sunshine, and two inches of fresh powder--but this was a wonderful trip. We probably only went in about 3 miles (and back out) and it was a perfect day! Lovely snow and scenery and a pretty easy ski, though we definely got our excersise. We got on the trail at noon and back out about 3:30; the only wildlife was a fox that crossed in front of us. Lots of sign, so an early start would probably garner more sitings. Next time we'll get an earlier start and do the entire 10.5 mile loop (and maybe get to Fawn Pass on a summer's day hike).

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Jul 2018