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National Forest Trail Refuge Point Trail
Address 7712-7790 Hebgen Lake Rd
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Refuge Point was a vital meeting place after the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake. This ridge provided a place of protection during the night of August 17th for many survivors of the the earthquake. Campers were trapped between Hebgen Dam and the massive rock slide. The following morning, Forest Service smokejumpers parachuted to this point and set up rescue operations. Ghost Village is the remains of Halford Camp. The cabins associated with the camp were lifted up by the rising water of Earthquake Lake and displaced after the lake level dropped. The trail can be done as a 1.5 out-and-back trek to the overlook or as a 2.5-mile loop adventure. Rolling hills and good views of Earthquake Lake, Ghost Village, and the Madison Range make this loop trail an enjoyable trip. Contact us for information about guided hikes and snowshoe treks: Summer 1-406-682-7620 Winter: 1-406-823-6961
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
CONTACT 406-823-6961
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Refuge Point Trail is located 23 miles northwest of West Yellowstone, MT. Parking is available off of Highway 287. This trail is an ungroomed skiing and snowshoeing trail in the winter and a hiking and biking trail in the summer. Contact us for information about guided summer hikes and winter snowshoe treks.
SERVICES Interpretive Display Parking Pets Allowed Trail
ACTIVITIES Bird Watching Cross-Country Skiing Education Exhibit Heritage Hiking History Nature Outdoor Activity Photography Picnicking Sightseeing Skiing Snowshoeing Wildlife Viewing Winter Sport

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