Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind Th

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain167ft
Trailhead Elevation7,117ft
Elevation Min/Max7098/7185ft
Elevation Start/End7117/7117ft

Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind Th

Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind Th is a hiking trail in Montana and Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 7,117 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 167 feet.

Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind Th Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Fawn Pass Trail to Fan Creek is an easy hike through forested rolling hills and scenic meadows. The Fan Creek Trail (not shown on the U.S.G.S. map) is a newer fishing access trail established in the early 1980s. From the junction with the Fawn Pass Trail, the Fan Creek Trail heads northeast along the creek through Fan Creek meadow. Moose and elk frequent this beautiful meadow.

Head east down a short flight of steps on the Fawn Pass Trail. After the trail register, cross the meadow marbled with meandering streams that make up the upper Gallatin River. A series of wooden footbridges cross the various lucid streams. Ascend the slope and enter the forested hillside. Cross the gentle rolling hills to a signed trail split at 1.4 miles. The Fawn Pass Trail bears right to the Bighorn Pass Cutoff Trail and Fawn Pass. Take the Fan Creek Trail to the left. The trail descends into the wide open meadow to Fan Creek. At the creek is a wonderful resting and picnic area."

"This is a demanding day hike through some of the park’s best bear country; no camping allowed.

Because camping is prohibited in the bear-management area in the Gallatin Range, this route is a delightful, albeit long, day hike—as long as you can start early and you’re fit enough to hike 20 miles in a single day. For safety reasons the National Park Service recommends groups of four or more hikers for this bear-rich area.

Since you really need to get up early to finish the hike in daylight, you’ll undoubtedly be treated to some great wildlife watching. It seems like everywhere you look you see elk bounding away, but also keep your eyes peeled for the mighty grizzly, commonly seen on this route."

Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind Th Reviews

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This is one of my most favorite hikes. You can go from Yellowstone park side or the Gallatin Canyon side. The trail is well marked and animals are abundant, including Grizzly bears. We saw bears everytime we went up there. Only one time were we threatened by a sow in a grumpy mood, she didn't even have cubs with her but guess we were in her space. The trail from the Park side isn't a beginners trail but it also is very well marked and achievable by the average hiker. Horse riders also use this trail. It is one of the best.

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Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs; USGS Divide Lake, Joseph Peak, Quadrant Mountain, and Mammoth
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Jul 2018