Thing to Do
Purple Mountain Trail
You climb 1,500 feet (0.47 km) in 3 miles (4.8 km) to a panoramic view of the Gibbon and Madison rivers.
Safety notes: This strenuous trail is not recommended for persons with heart and/or respiratory problems.
Trailheads: Look for the trailhead at a turnout about ¼-mile (0.4 km) north of Madison Junction.
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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.
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Last updated: June 28, 2018