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Fawn Pass Spur/Bacon Rind TH Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 7,188' 2,191 m
Low: 7,100' 2,164 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Tom Carter

A horse trail that fords Bacon Rind Creek, Gallatin River, and Fan Creek and joins Fawn Pass Trail.

Tom Carter

Features River/Creek

Runner Notes

Unless you enjoy wet shoes and socks, is it probably best to bypass the fords on this trail and start from the Fawn Pass Trailhead.

Description

This spur trail primarily used by horse parties starts from the Bacon Rind Trailhead on a small gravel road on the west side of U.S. Highway 191, north of West Yellowstone. It fords more creeks and rivers per mile than any trail in Yellowstone.

From the large parking area, the trail crosses Bacon Rind Creek and then Highway 191. It then fords the Gallatin River just below its confluence with Fan Creek. The trail continues along Fan Creek .3 miles and fords it as well, before joining the main Fawn Pass Trail at the 1.4-mile mark.

Runners can avoid all these fords by starting at the main Fawn Pass Trailhead.

Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.

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Beaver Dam on the Gallatin with permission from John Christopher Copyright JChristopherGalleries.com
Apr 19, 2016 near West Ye…, MT

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