Avalanche Peak (Yellowstone National Park)

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Avalanche peak - Yellowstone national park
Snowman hiking Avalanche peak at Yellowstone national park

Location

How to Get There
This hike is located in Yellowstone National Park, North Western Wyoming.

To get to the trailhead: Drive east from Fishing Bridge Junction for 19.0 miles. Park at the Avalanche Peak picnic area along Eleanor Lake.
city
gardiner
state
mt
country
USA
Region
Yellowstone National Park

Hike details

Distance
4.00 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
4.0 miles total for out and back.
Time
4.00 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us about 4.0 hours.
Elevation Gain
2,000 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
About 2000 ft of gain
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • August
  • September
Worst Season
  • January
  • February
  • December
Season Details
Summer to Fall. This is not a good early season hike unless you want to hike in the snow.
Date Hike completed
June 05, 2002

Solitudue

Solitude
High
Solitude Details
Very good. We only saw one other group on this hike.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Moderate
difficulty detail
35 yr old Recommendation: Steep climbing to great views. This is a Moderately Strenuous hike.

Permits

Be Aware of
Entrance fee to get into Yellowstone National Park, bear area

Hike up Avalanche peak in Yellowstone National park

The trail takes off through the forested mountain side. The climb is steady and consistent. If you have a difficult time following the trail, there are orange reflectors or orange flags in the trees to help find the route. Eventually, as we neared the peak, we lost the trail altogether and just picked a good route to climb up to the peak.

We did this hike a little too early in the season (June), so snow covered much of the climb. The weather wasn't cooperating much either, so we were robbed of the great views of the area promised by our climb to the 10300 ft peak.

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