Specimen Ridge

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain7,891ft
Trailhead Elevation6,249ft
Elevation Min/Max6249/9618ft
Elevation Start/End6249/6249ft

Specimen Ridge

Specimen Ridge is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 15.7 miles long and begins at 6,249 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 31.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,891 feet. Near the trailhead there are an information board and a parking. Amethyst Mountain (elevation 9,610 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Yellowstone River Overlook, Agate Creek and Lamar Valley Trail.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A fantastic hike, but not for the faint-hearted or poorly conditioned; a long, strenuous late-season day trip with incredible scenery and an opportunity to use your routefinding skills." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Opal Creek, Amethyst Mountain, and Lamar Canyon
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Dec 2018