Thing to Do

Blacktail Deer Creek to Yellowstone River Trail

Trail heads past a wooden trailhead sign/bulletin board and out across a hilly sagebrush landscape.

Follow Blacktail Deer Creek as it descends 1,100 feet (335 m) through rolling, grassy hills and Douglas-fir forest to a suspension bridge over the Yellowstone River. Return the same way.

Safety notes: Trail frequented by horseback-riders.

Trailhead: 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Mammoth on the Grand Loop Road.

This is a 7.4-mile (11.8-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Strenuous hike with a drop in elevation of 1,100 feet.
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
7 miles (11.3 km) east of Mammoth on the Grand Loop Road.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time of Day
Any Time

Yellowstone National Park

Trailhead sign at the start of the trail, which leads off across an open, hilly expanse of sagebrush.
Start of the trail.

NPS/Diane Renkin

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Last updated: December 7, 2022