Mist Creek

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain4,081ft
Trailhead Elevation8,146ft
Elevation Min/Max7357/8755ft
Elevation Start/End8146/8144ft

Mist Creek

Mist Creek is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 13.5 miles long and begins at 8,146 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 27.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,081 feet. This trail connects with the following: 3t3, 3t2, Raven Creek Cutoff, Pelican Springs Cabin, Pelican Creek-Pelican Valley, 3t1 and Mist Lake.

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"A long backpacking route through a remote section of the park, highlighted by the uncommon openness of the Pelican Valley and good fishing in the Upper Lamar River. The Pelican Valley is a fantastic slice of wild nature, and that’s why the grizzly bear likes it too. The area is a favorite haunt of the big bear, and the National Park Service has imposed special regulations to reduce the impact of human use on grizzly behavior.

This is great for the bear, but it limits the options for backpackers. Regulations prevent any overnight camping in the valley. Plus, the area remains closed until July 15; after that you can only be in Pelican Valley between 9 a.m. and 7
p.m., with parties of four or more hikers recommended."

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Skill Level
Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Lake Butte, Mount Chittenden, Pelican Cone, Little Saddle Mountain, Wahb Springs, and Opal Creek
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