Yellowstone National Park

Input Sought on Yellowstone’s Specimen Creek Trail Reroute

The Specimen Creek Trail is in the northwest corner of the Park and is accessible from Hwy. 191, about six miles south of the northern boundary. It’s a narrow, winding trail that’s not frequently used — despite the name, you won’t be seeing many petrified specimens along the way.

The reroute involves the reconstruction of a section of trail damaged by recurring overflows of the North Fork of Specimen Creek. Additional work will involve standard erosion control and tread delineation in the same area.

The project will be directed by National Park Service staff in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps, and is being considered for funding by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Recreational Trails Program. If funded, the project and will take place during the summer of 2012.

Written comments should be emailed to, or mailed to Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, and received no later than June 2, 2011.


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