Howard Eaton-Mammoth-Golden Gate is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 7,274 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,155 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Orange Spring Mound spring can be seen along the trail. There are also parkings and an information board along the trail.
Howard Eaton-Mammoth-Golden Gate Professional Reviews and Guides
"Named after a pioneering Yellowstone outfitter and guide, this short downhill section of Yellowstone’s longest trail (much of which is no longer maintained since it parallels the Grand Loop Road) traverses a wide variety of scenic terrain from the Golden Gate to Mammoth Hot Springs.The trail is hikable from May through October: Some exposed stretches make early morning and late afternoon the most pleasant times to hike here. The Hoodoos were named for their ghostly appearance but bear little resemblance to the park's other natural rock pinnacles, which are more classical examples of the form."
--Andrew Dean Nystrom, Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Wilderness Press).
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