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Yellowstone River Trail


Itinerary

Tower Junction Trailhead
5.2 mi • 300 ft gain
Hellroaring Creek
7.5 mi • 600 ft gain
Crevice Lake
8 mi • 1,500 ft gain
Eagle Creek Campground
Driving directions

How to get a permit

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

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May

May 15 – Oct 31

Limited number of permits available.

3 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensMar 18 AM MST
ClosesMar 2011:59 PM MDT
Mar 1–20
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Online reservations

OpensApr 268 AM MDT
Closes3 days ahead11:59 PM MDT
Apr 26 – 3 days ahead
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Apr 26 at 8 AM MDT
Book online

C

In-person reservations

Opens2 days ahead8 AM MDT
ClosesDay of4:30 PM MDT
2 days ahead – day of

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 AreaBlacktail/Hellroaring
1st Night Campsite2H1, 2H2, 2H3, 2H4, 2H5, 2H6, or 2H7
2nd Night Campsite1Y4, 1Y5, 1Y6, 1Y7, 1Y8, or 1Y9
Entry PointTower Junction Trailhead
Exit PointYellowstone River Trailhead (USFS Eagle Creek Campground)

Select a start date

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