Turbid Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Distance6.6mi
Elevation Gain1,489ft
Trailhead Elevation7,829ft
Top8,270ft
Elevation Min/Max7829/8270ft
Elevation Start/End7829/7829ft

Turbid Lake

Turbid Lake is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 7,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,489 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Pelican Creek-Pelican Valley.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"This is a little-used day trail to unique and perfectly named Turbid Lake. Many maps and guidebooks show a trail going from the Pelican Valley to Turbid Lake, but the National Park Service has closed this route for bear-management reasons. The best way to see Turbid Lake is to start from the East Entrance Road and go 3 miles north to the lake along an abandoned road. The trail starts out with a gradual, 400-foot climb along the east side of Lake Butte and then drops down to connect with an abandoned road that used to be paved. Make a mental note of this junction, because it’s easy to miss on the way back." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Parks
Trails Illustrated Yellowstone Lake; USGS Lake Butte
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Dec 2018