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Avalanche Peak - Yellowstone National Park

This is a fun climb up a tall peak as you enter the park from the east.
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  A short, often windy, hike up a nearby peak as you enter Yellowstone National Park from the east (Cody, WY). You'll pass through... more »

Tips:  From Cody, WY drive east towards Yellowstone and look for the trailhead at the top of the pass. There is a $25 fee to enter... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Wildflowers

Wildflowers on the way up.

2. Looking up

Looking up at the summit

3. Avalanche Peak Summit

Watch out for very curious and brave ground squirrels that will tug at your backpack straps and try to steal your food. If it is windy you'll find some rocks stacked up here into walls you can crouch behind. Enjoy the views of Yellowstone below you.