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Yellowstone Branch Line Trail (Route of the Yellow Idaho

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Submitted By: Tree Mover on 4 Aug 2008
Latitude: 44.12055
Longitude: -111.31158

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The trail can be accessed east of Ashton Idaho at the Warm River Campground (44.12049 -111.31159) located at the actual southern end. This trail crosses through Island Park grizzly bear habitat. Overnight camps are allowed along the way, standard practices of properly hanging food, etc. should be followed. Contact the Ashton District Ranger Office at 208-652-7442 for information on camping or trail conditions. The trail from one end to the Montana border is about 39 miles. The trail crosses many of the old railway trestle bridges and one tunnel. The center portion of the trail is closed to motorized use from May 1st through June 15th to protect a sandhill crane nesting area.

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Mountain Biking - (0)

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The trail is up an old railroad bed. Balast used for the rail bed and sandy areas provide a good road way.


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Back Country Camping along the trail is allowed. Contact Ashton District Office at 208-652-7442.


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Riding along the trail on horse back will allow the riders views of the old mountain west.


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Hiking is easy as it follows up the railroad grade.


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Trail is used in winter as a Cross-Country trail.


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This trail is a wonderful ride in the winter.



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