We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice easy trail with meadow views

I recently hiked Slough Creek during my first visit to Yellowstone in August. My friends and I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Some of the best of Yellowstone

The wolves with cubs are visible from Slough Creek with a spotting scope. There are always lots of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Paul B
Read all 41 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This creek provides gorgeous scenery along with some of the best cutthroat fishing around.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wolf pups” (3 reviews)
“great hike” (4 reviews)
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently hiked Slough Creek during my first visit to Yellowstone in August. My friends and I opted for the shorter hike (about 3.4 miles) instead of the longer one which is over 9.5 miles. It was a easy hike along a dirt trail that...More

Thank MaximusGuinness
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The wolves with cubs are visible from Slough Creek with a spotting scope. There are always lots of people around with scopes set up looking at the dens watching the cubs play and the parents moving around and they is always someone willing to let...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We drove back into the Slough Creek area to see wildlife and were not disappointed. Several bison, antelope and elk plus various birds were our reward. The road into the area is rough and mainly unpaved. Parking is available at prime viewing sites and a...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Wed and it was a great hike! It first starts out going straight up the mountain, but the path was gravel and safe. You then work your way down into a valley with pasture land and a beautiful creek. My only...More

1  Thank jackbauerTX
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Junction Butte Pack's den was visibe right from Slough Creek's main road. Every morning at dawn the pups would come out and play. Amazing! In general, Slough Creek was an amazing location for wildlife.

1  Thank Raquel M
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I had read about this drive so we took the drive hoping to spot a fox and we did! Bumpy gravel road but not too bad.

1  Thank mcmousee
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...More

2  Thank AJ&HTraveltheworld
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A great place to put our RV for several nights to see the wolf pups, grizzlies and drive only a few miles to see 1000's of grizzlies with their babies! No hook ups and it does not open until May 15th. There is a beautiful...More

Thank JCW22
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

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....More

1  Thank austinmdpedi
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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.

1  Thank Rick U
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Cooke City High Country Motel
162 reviews
27.12 km away
Cooke City's Elk Horn Lodge
210 reviews
27.25 km away
Cooke City Alpine
151 reviews
27.28 km away
Soda Butte Lodge
172 reviews
27.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Log Cabin Cafe Bed and Breakfast
309 reviews
22.65 km away
Bearclaw Bakery
260 reviews
27.57 km away
Beartooth Cafe
415 reviews
27.43 km away
Mammoth General Store
154 reviews
34.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lamar Valley
2,361 reviews
12.49 km away
Cooke City Montana Museum
26 reviews
27.04 km away
Lower Yellowstone River Falls
1,109 reviews
16.78 km away
Upper Geyser Basin
1,033 reviews
17.90 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Slough Creek staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines