Thing to Do
Slough Creek Trail
This trail follows a historic wagon trail into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness beyond Yellowstone. It begins with a steep climb then descends to the first meadow. Stop and relax here or continue to the second meadow. Be alert for bears and moose. Slough Creek is a popular fishing area.
Safety notes: Optional route: Continue down the trail another 2.6 miles (4.2 km) to the second meadow, making the total hike 8.6 miles (13.6 km). If you encounter horses or horse-drawn wagons, move to the downhill side of the trail and remain still until they have passed.
Trailheads: On the dirt road toward Slough Creek Campground; where the road bears left, park beside the vault toilet.
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Last updated: June 29, 2018