Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

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Clarks Fork Yellowstone River
Country United States
State Montana, Wyoming
Source Beartooth Mountains
 - location 45°02′33″N 109°53′42″W / 45.04250°N 109.89500°W / 45.04250; -109.89500 (Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone)[1]
Mouth Laurel, Montana
 - elevation 3,241 ft (988 m)
 - coordinates 45°39′00″N 108°42′55″W / 45.65000°N 108.71528°W / 45.65000; -108.71528Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 108°42′55″W / 45.65000°N 108.71528°W / 45.65000; -108.71528
Length 141 mi (227 km)
Type Wild
Designated November 28, 1990

The Clarks Fork Yellowstone River (sometimes called the Clarks Fork River) is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, 150 mi (241 km) long in the U.S. states of Montana and Wyoming.[2]

It rises in southern Montana, in the Gallatin National Forest in the Beartooth Mountains, approximately 4 mi (6 km) northeast of Cooke City and southwest of Granite Peak. It flows southeast into the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming, east of Yellowstone National Park, then northeast back into Montana. It passes Belfry, Bridger, Fromberg, and Edgar, and joins the Yellowstone approximately 2 mi (3 km) southeast of Laurel.

The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River should not be confused with the Clark Fork River, which is located in Montana and Idaho.

Images of Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone
Clark Fork Canyon, 1893 
Inner Canyon, 1922 

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