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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Jackson Ranger District

Quick Facts

North Fork of Ditch Creek/Slate Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,720 Feet (2406.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate (route finding required)
Elevation Gain: 560 Feet (174.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,160 Feet (2231.9 Meters)
Length: 12.3 Miles (20.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3085
Usage: Light to Moderate
USGS Maps: Shadow Mountain; Mt. Leidy; Grizzly Lake




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: Confluence of Middle and N. Forks of Ditch Creek

TRAIL ENDS: at the mouth of Slate Creek.

ATTRACTIONS: This is a route through to Gros Ventre River drainage. It links to several other trails, including the Aspen Creek-Mt. Leidy Trail and the Dallas Fork Trail.

Directions from Jackson: Travel north on Hwy. 191 to Gros Ventre Road. Turn right and follow Gros Ventre Road to Road #30350. Turn left (north) and follow toward the Tteon Science School. Go past the school, following Ditch Creek Road to parking just below closure gate. Follow road and then trail along Middle Fork to junction with N. Fork Trail (+ or - 1 mile)

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking North Fork of Ditch Creek/Slate Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes



Related Activities
Aspen Creek - Mt. Leidy Trail - This trail has access to Mt. Leidy area and the northern part of the district. It begins at the Carmichael Fork of Slate Creek near the mouth of Aspen Creek and ends at a jeep road near Leidy Lake.

Crystal Creek Campground - This campground is located northeast of Jackson, along the Gros Ventre River, above Lower Slide Lake. Nearby fishing and hiking is available.

Dallas Fork Trail - This trail accesses Slate Creek and Spread Creek Drainages. It starts 3 miles up Slate Creek Trail and ends at the South Fork of spread Creek.

Horsetail Creek Trail - This trail offers access to Slate Creek and Ditch Creek drainages. It begins on the north side of Gros Ventre road 2 miles east of Atherton Campground and ends at the Carmichael Fork of Slate Creek.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400

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