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National Park Trail Black Canyon of the Yellowstone Trail
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Overview Service & Activities
About Length: 19.0 miles (with the detour to Knowles Falls) Trail Begins: Hellroaring Trailhead Trail Ends: Blacktail Creek Trailhead The Yellowstone River Trail travels from Hellroaring Trailhead to Blacktail Creek Trailhead. The trail follows the Yellowstone River, passing a variety of interesting features along its 16 mile length. For most of the way the river flows through the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. This canyon is over 1,000 feet deep and in many places the dark canyon walls rise vertically from the water's edge. The western end of the canyon contains Knowles Falls, a 15 foot drop of the Yellowstone River. With the closure of the Gardiner Trailhead this trip would require some backtracking and approximately an additional 3 miles. You'll find that when a river this size drops even a mere 15 feet, the result is impressive.
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MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
CONTACT 307-344-7381
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SPECIAL DIRECTIONS The Yellowstone River Trail travels from Hellroaring Trailhead to Blacktail Creek Trail. The trail follows the Yellowstone River, passing a variety of interesting features along its 18 mile length. For most of the way the river flows through the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone.
SERVICES Trail
ACTIVITIES Bird Watching Hiking Nature Outdoor Activity Photography Picnicking Sightseeing Wildlife Viewing

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