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Comments Sought on Shoshone Lake Trail Project in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park seeks comment on a proposed initiative to realign the Shoshone Lake Trail.

Specifically, the project will cover a portion of the trail near the south shore of Shoshone Lake, a popular trail for hikers and backcountry campers.

According to a Yellowstone press release, the Park wishes to relocate a part of the trail that is currently “too steep for comfortable travel and cyclic maintenance.” In addition to realigning the trail, crews will also conduct “standard erosion control and tread delineation” projects.

The National Park Service and the Montana Conservation Corps would collaborate on the Shoshone Lake Trail project.

The Shoshone Lake Trail is one of several trails being worked on across Yellowstone. Last fall, the Park approved a sweeping “Canyon Rim Overlooks and Trail Rehabilitation Plan,” to accommodate future visitors after the NPS Centennial. Earlier this summer, work began on trail construction south of Midway Geyser Basin.

If interested, you can submit your comments to or mail them to the following address:

Bill Hopkins
Backcountry Trails Office
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, 82190

Comments must be received no later than November 30, 2016.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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