Thing to Do
Pelican Creek Nature Trail
This short but diverse trail travels through the forest to the lakeshore before looping back to the trailhead. It is a scenic introduction to a variety of Yellowstone’s habitats and is a good place for birding.
Safety notes: Always be aware of your surroundings and look for signs of grizzly bears.
Trailheads: West end of Pelican Creek Bridge, 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Fishing Bridge Visitor Center.
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Yellowstone Backcountry Situation Report
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Safety in Yellowstone
Prepare yourself to safely enjoy wildlife, hydrothermal areas, and other features of Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone Day Hikes
Lace up your boots and explore some of the over 1,000 miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park.
Lake Area Day Hikes
Explore trails that traverse a variety of Yellowstone ecosystems and provide stunning views of Yellowstone Lake.
Last updated: June 29, 2018