Devil’s Slide…a New Migration Route?

If you have visited our neck of the woods, you are probably familiar with a beautiful and unique formation about five miles north of Yellowstone Park and Gardiner called Devil’s Slide. It is the topic of many stories and legends for visitors on the Yellowstone River as people try to figure out how this steep formation got its name.

Earlier this week, an observant visitor took video of a herd of over 200 elk actually moving up the very steep face of Devil’s Slide to the top. Most of the locals have never seen elk behave like this and it has become a fascination for us! Why are they climbing such a steep spot? They were not being chased or harassed. Hmmm, maybe we will never know!