Hellroaring Canyon

Location: Northwest Wyoming
Trip Starts: South Entrance Gate
Trip Ends: Heart Lake Parking Area
Total Distance: 22.6 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: South Boundary, Heart Lake
Trail Traffic: Light to Heavy
Trip Type: Overnight to Multi-Day Hike
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Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world. preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet’s total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world’s largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet. The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.

This hike in the north central part of Yellowstone National Park can be done as either an in and out trip, or a multi-day loop hike that combines the Hellroaring and Coyote Creek trails and briefly dips into the Gallatin National Forest before returning to Yellowstone. Along the way, you’ll have spectacular views from the suspension bridge that overlooks the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone River and from the ridge along the Coyote Creek trail. Fishing is also reported to be decent in Hellroaring Creek.

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