North Hellroaring Confluence Spur
ElevationAscent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -83' -25 m
High: 5,866' 1,788 m
Low: 5,791' 1,765 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“Campsite spur leads to the north-side confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.”— Tom Carter
The North Hellroaring Confluence Spur closely follows Hellroaring Creek to the confluence. The creek is said to have received its name from an early prospector who went ahead of his party to scout a route along the Yellowstone River. Upon his return, he reported that the next creek to be crossed was a real "hell roarer" and the name stuck.
Campsite 2H3 is just .2 miles from the start. The trail continues another mile and terminates at the confluence. Near by is campsite 2H1. It is a delightful spot. You may want to bring your fishing gear along. Angling for cutthroat trout is excellent in both Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.
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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