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Buffalo Plateau Campsite Spur

 3.5 (2)

0.7 Miles 1.1 Kilometers


99%

Runnable

77' 24 m

Ascent

-25' -8 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

8,402' 2,561 m

High

8,334' 2,540 m

Low

Shared By Tom Carter

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A spur trail to the only designated campsite on the Buffalo Plateau Trail 2B1, a nice sunset camp.

Tom Carter

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This campsite is closed after September 13. Parts of this trail may be difficult to follow. Watch carefully for the trail markers. This is grizzly country. Use all bear precautions.

Description

This short spur trail leads to campsite 2B1, the only designated campsite on the Buffalo Plateau Trail. If the campsite is taken, you can camp in the National Forest without a reservation. The NFS boundary is 3 miles north from the turnoff for the Buffalo Plateau Campsite Spur.

The .7-mile spur trail travels through the remains of a spruce-fir forest following the 1988 fires. Just before the campsite the trail crosses a small creek, that is the only water in the area. The campsite is nicely situated in a small clump of unburned trees. Nice sunsets from this camp.

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

Flora & Fauna

Chance to see elk, buffalo, antelope, coyote, and grizzly.

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