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    11-27-2011, 09:52 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Anyone rode in Yellowstone NP?

My wife and I are thinking of Yellowstone.....

Anyone taken their horses?

Advice?
     
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    11-27-2011, 11:26 PM
  #2
Yearling
I usually make one or two trips up to Yellowstone each summer. What do you want to know?

We do one ride that we call our Buffalo ride. We park in the Hayden Valley and ride back into Mary Lake, There are always 300-400 buffalo back in there. We occassionally see a bear. Always see bear tracks on trail.


The Hayden Valley is just rolling hills. It is an easy ride, But better suited for late summer, There are numerous boggy areas, that are easier to cross when they have dried out in Aug .


Another popular trail is into Union Falls. Again it is pretty flat, but it travels along through the timber and follows several rivers. Flies can be real bad too early in season. Dust along the trail can be bad if you have a larger group late in the season.



You do have to cross some pretty good sized rivers


The biggest challenge you will have is Where to Camp with your horses. You will basically need to camp out side the park and then trailer into what ever trail head you want to ride for the day. The area near West Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are difficult to find horse camping. But there are places to camp 20-30 miles down the ride. I have not entered the park from the Cody or Gardner entrances. So my experience is limited to the South and West gate.

Yellowstone is really fussy about the possibility of transporting any Non-Native seeds into the park. If you bring feed with you, its probably best to bring hay pellets.
     
    11-28-2011, 10:40 AM
  #3
Yearling
Since we frequently camp near Jackson, We also ride a lot in the Teton National Park.

Riding along Granite Creek




I also like the Two Oceans that starts at Jackson lake and goes past Emma Matilda and around Two Oceans and up on top of Grand View



View of Two Oceans, the trail goes around this lake and returns


The view from Grand View


The trail skirts Emma Matilda lake
     
    02-28-2012, 04:55 PM
  #4
Foal
Painted, give Cow Creek a try for a nice ride and view. If coming from Jackson, it is about one mile before Granite.

Also in the Jackson area, there are many places one can camp with a horse all around Teton Park. In the Spread Creek, Paciffic Creek, Shadow Mt. These 3 all border Teton Park. All you would need is some feed (weed free) and a camper or tent. Alos try the Gros Ventre, camping available and more country to see than you could imagine.
     
    02-28-2012, 07:27 PM
  #5
QOS
Green Broke
Wow!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Would love to ride ther.
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    02-28-2012, 08:18 PM
  #6
Yearling
I've always wanted to drive up Spread Creek to see what was up there. I've heard that you can camp in that area. But was always reluctant to go explore a new dirt road with a 4H trailer in tow.

I may just have to go explore those areas to see what camp sites are available in the area. I know where Spread Creek is and Pacific Creek , Where is Shadow MT?


How far up these roads can you pull a rig? And I assume we can just primative camp anywhere we can pull off the road?

That's what I do up Granite Creek or over south of Yellowstone along the Ashton-Flag Ranch road. Just pull off by some horse water.

I've never seen Crow creek anywhere near Granite creek? Do you access it off Hwy 189 between Hoback and Bondurant? I've gone in both the Cliff Creek and Granite Creek roads, and wandered the hills around those areas.

Always looking for new places, So give me more info.
     
    02-28-2012, 09:14 PM
  #7
Weanling
Wow that's breathtaking! Going to Yellowstone has always been on my to do list before I'm gone. Just visiting would be nice, but riding there would be unforgettable.
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    02-28-2012, 10:32 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by karebear444    
Wow that's breathtaking! Going to Yellowstone has always been on my to do list before I'm gone. Just visiting would be nice, but riding there would be unforgettable.
Yes, it would....not sure if we'll get to do it, but we're thinking about it....

You should join us if we decide to go....
     
    02-28-2012, 10:52 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by gunslinger    
Yes, it would....not sure if we'll get to do it, but we're thinking about it....

You should join us if we decide to go....
Oh I'd love too!!!
     
    02-29-2012, 12:57 AM
  #10
Yearling
I found cow creek. Guess my mind read Crow creek instead. Cow creek is between bear and bull creek. Is there a good pull off the pavement there? Map shows a trail going up to a hunting camp on the ridge top.

I hunted the Shoal Creek area a few years ago. Boy I got wet that week. Rain and snow and more rain.
     

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