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Gems in Tower - 3

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gem Favorite Bighorn Ram near the Lamar River. with permission from walkaboutwest *No Commercial Use

Lamar Valley

(46) Tower J…, WY
gem Favorite Baby big horn sheep near Tower Falls.

Tower Falls

(31) Tower J…, WY
gem Favorite The petrified tree is protected by a gate, but allows you to see what a petrified tree looks like.

Petrified Tree

(27) Tower J…, WY

Recommended Routes in Tower - 5

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Favorite The Hellroaring Creek Trail drops quickly from the trailhead to the Yellowstone River.
Intermediate Intermediate

Hellroaring Creek

6.8 mi 10.9 km 905' Up 275.8 m Up 905' Down 275.89 m Down

Tower J…, WY
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Favorite Yellowstone River near the Bear Creek bridge.
Difficult Difficult

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

12.9 mi 20.7 km 1,545' Up 471 m Up 2,036' Down 620.5 m Down

Mammoth…, WY
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Favorite Slough Creek, 2nd Meadow.
Intermediate Intermediate

Slough Creek

14.6 mi 23.5 km 1,102' Up 335.8 m Up 1,102' Down 335.76 m Down

Tower J…, WY
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Favorite Just browsing
Difficult Difficult

Specimen Ridge Petrified Forest

3.8 mi 6.1 km 1,722' Up 524.81 m Up 1,722' Down 524.76 m Down

Tower J…, WY
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Favorite Fall colors in the Lamar Valley near the Specimen Ridge Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Specimen Ridge

17.7 mi 28.5 km 3,681' Up 1121.97 m Up 3,297' Down 1004.96 m Down

Tower J…, WY
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Tower Hiking

  • 213 Miles 342 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 32 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Tower - 43

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15.8 mi 25.4 km #1Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Yellowstone River Overlook Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Trout Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Tower Fall Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
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8.2 mi 13.3 km #5Blacktail Plateau Ski Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
17.4 mi 28.0 km #6Hellroaring Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Chittenden Road-Mount Washburn Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
7.1 mi 11.5 km #8Bliss Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
25.3 mi 40.7 km #9Slough Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
16.0 mi 25.7 km #10Lamar River Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY

Photos of Tower - 104

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Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park.
Sep 9, 2015 near Tower J…, WY
Fall colors in the Lamar Valley near the Specimen Ridge Trail.
Nov 5, 2015 near Tower J…, WY
Overlooking 2S1- the best backcountry site on Slough Creek in YNP.
Jan 15, 2016 near Tower J…, WY
Slough Creek, 2nd Meadow.
Jan 15, 2016 near Tower J…, WY
Looking north in the Lamar Valley, Druid Peak on the left.
Jan 15, 2016 near Tower J…, WY
Lamar buff herd of 500-700 head crossing the ford at Cache Creek- just 150 yards from camp at 3L2.  Whoa!
Jan 15, 2016 near Tower J…, WY
The Hellroaring Creek Trail drops quickly from the trailhead to the Yellowstone River.
Apr 26, 2016 near Tower J…, WY
View of the Yellowstone River from the trail. In the spring, storms can blow in without warning, so make sure you have a jacket.
May 24, 2022 near Tower J…, WY

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