Slough Creek
Slough Creek
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This creek provides gorgeous scenery along with some of the best cutthroat fishing around.
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parksvisitor
Maple Grove, MN1,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We drove to Slough Creek because my wife had camped here many times in the past. We got to the end of the road and found a beautiful and peaceful scene along the river and an excellent place for lunch with picnic tables right along the river. Even if you don't fish, this is a must see place, especially if you are coming in the northeast entrance.
Written October 19, 2020
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Cheapseater
East Tennessee1,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2010
Campground a few miles off the main road in the NE section of the Park. Not too big with about 20 camp sites. The camp sites are "primitive" in that there are limited services.
This is a great place for fishing and exploring.
The campground is best suited for tent camping. Sites along the river. When we were there a small section of the campsites where closed due to past flooding that damaged select campsites with heavy mud and pushed away tables.
Campsites are available on a first come first serve basis. Recommend that you get there before noon and wait for sites to open up.
Good location in beautiful Park.
Written January 27, 2011
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bigtwoheartedriver
Mid-Michigan182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Not an overly popular hike, which is nice. Saw a black bear about a mile from the parking lot. The trail is most popular with fishermen. Bring a head net as the skeeters are fierce and plentiful. You go as far as you want. We went to the cabin in the first meadow. Saw some bison. Nice drive to the trail. Could be my favorite hike in YNP all things considered. Consider going to Cooke City, MT afterward for a meal - way better than park food. Hit STOP THE CAR for ice cream in Silver Gate.
Written July 25, 2018
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AJ&HTraveltheworld
Uttoxeter, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We were told in several reviews and planning articles his was the best to see bears and wolves. Even our Eco tour guide told us to come here. So we set off from our lodging at 04:45 for the journey to Slough Creek. We saw a Black Bear on the roadside whilst on the way so we were buzzing when we got there 90 minutes later. We parked and walked over to the small crowd on the hill. A ranger and several people happily told us about the wolf den, they allowed us to us their spotting scopes to see the den area and we saw cubs and adults. Then about person asked if we wanted to see a grizzly mum with two cubs on the opposite hill. We used his scope for about 5 minutes to watch the bear family. we had a scope in the car but without the guidance of where to look we would never have seen the wolves they blended into the surroundings. we could not thank the ranger and other people enough for sharing their knowledge.
Written July 26, 2016
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Rick U
Colorado Springs, CO533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We spent some early morning quality time with wolf spotters here. We saw a heard of Big Horn Sheep and met a couple of Wolf pups and their parents. With a spotting scope you can see the entry of the wolves den here.
Written June 26, 2016
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utleyd
Chicago, IL35 contributions
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Jun 2014 • Couples
We decided to do the Slough Creek trail in the hopes of seeing a moose. Shortly after starting the hike, a couple of kids stopped us to show us a deer they saw in the trees. After they started walking again, we turned around and saw a furry black shape run behind a bush. We yelled for them to come back, and we all saw a black bear leave the bush and run onto the trail towards us for a second to cross, and then exit the trail to run up the hill into the trees. It got less than 15 feet away from us! It all happened very quickly so it wasn't scary, but definitely got the adrenaline pumping! We continued on the trail and were stopped by other groups who said there were two black bears on the hill farther down the trail. One group told us where to find a mom and cub grizzly in the distance. They had been watching all day, and even saw two hikers (who couldn't see the bears) walk in between the mom and the cub. She didn't react at all! We hiked close to the ranger's station, and sure enough, two moving spots were visible in the distance. We looked through our binoculars, and they were the mom and cub grizzly! We didn't see the black bears, but we did see Sandhill cranes and a fox in the meadow. We also saw many interesting types of birds. We did the trail again the next day we loved it so much! After the short climb in the beginning, it really is easy and beautiful. Bring lots of bugspray though. They swarmed us the entire time we hiked.
Written July 3, 2014
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austinmdpedi
Tyler, TX309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Bring a high quality spotting scope and show up by about 7am. You can hire a guide (worth it... try Wolftracker out of Gardiner MT) or you can rent a scope. You will see group's of folks gathered on hilltops looking north toward the ridge.

Really fun to watch the wolves, see the cubs rolling on each other, and we saw some bluff hunting runs of wolves going after bighorn sheep.

We turned the scopes south and saw a grizzly mom and two cubs.

Best morning of our YNP trip.
Written June 28, 2016
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jesse o
Jackson, WY6,617 contributions
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Oct 2015 • Family
But so very nice. Hiking as a family, we only made it to the upper meadows where bugling elk were enjoyed and a grizzly was seen from a safe distance. Much of the park is quiet and Infrequently visited in the autumn but I have the impression this area is largely unknown except to fly fishing anglers and those who discover it as an adjunct to camping here. It is wonderful country.
Written February 7, 2016
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Geoff F
Jacksonville, NC327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Always wanted to fish some of the blue ribbon rivers and water of Yellowstone and Montana. I was able to do them both during our trip, thanks to a very understanding and patient wife. Slough Creek is a fly fishers paradise, as long as you do not expect bag limits. The fish are some of the most wary creatures I have ever come across, and your fly patterns need to be as near to exact replicas as it's possible to get.
Having said that, it was the most wonderful days fishing I can remember; the scenery and the river are out of this world. Every fly fisher should try to make a pilgrimage to this Holy of Holies.
Written March 2, 2014
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Gryfudd
North Carolina Mountains, NC864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
We packed as many hikes into our one-week stay in Yellowstone as we could, and the trail beside Sough Creek was the best. Not only was it "doable" for our older ankles and knees, but you could extend or shorten the hike if you needed to. Don't give up on the first part of the trail - it's all uphill - but stopping to rest your legs or catch your breath gives you the time to enjoy the panoramic views or the closeups of wildflowers blooming beside the trail. With heavy rains this year, the creek turned into more of a water meadow by the time we reached the one-mile stopping point. We had a picnic lunch beside the creek where it bends into a wide meadow with ranger log cabins and the encompassing mountains beyond. This was a view! If you're a birdwatcher, this is a great place to see some of the most colorful song birds. We were also lucky to find the bleached skeleton of a moose just off the trail. I'd repeat this hike if we ever get back to YNP.
Written August 12, 2012
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