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Sky Rim Trail


Itinerary

Daily Creek Trailhead
3.7 mi • 800 ft gain
Upper Dailey Creek
9.8 mi • 4,000 ft gain
Shelf Lake
7.9 mi • 0 ft gain
Specimen Creek Trailhead
Driving directions

How to get a permit

This trip requires a Yellowstone National Park Backcountry Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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Nov 1, 2023 – May 14, 2024

Limited number of permits available.

2 options


A

Passed Online reservations

OpensOct 6, 20238 AM MDT
Closes3 days ahead11:59 PM MT
Oct 6, 2023 – 3 days ahead
Book online
Passed Advance release: Oct 6, 2023 at 8 AM MDT
Book online

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Passed In-person reservations

Opens2 days ahead8 AM MT
ClosesDay of4:30 PM MT
2 days ahead – day of
No additional permits released

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Yellowstone National Park Backcountry Permit application:

Starting AreaGallatin/Northwest
1st Night CampsiteWF2 Upper Dailey Creek
2nd Night CampsiteWE5 Shelf Lake or WE7 Shelf Lake West
Entry PointDaily Creek Trailhead
Exit PointSpecimen Creek Trailhead

Select a start date

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