hiking

views

kid friendly

wildlife

forest

wild flowers

lake

mountain biking

birding

walking

nature trips

dog friendly

trail running

skiing

no dogs

camping

river

horseback riding

backpacking

fishing

waterfall

fly fishing

snowshoeing

dogs on leash

Encompassing more than 3 million acres and stretching across seven ranger districts including Bozeman, Hebgen Lake Ranger District in West Yellowstone, MT, Yellowstone R.D. in Livingston, MT, Gardiner R.D., Beartooth R.D. in Red Lodge, MT, the Ashland R.D. in far southeastern MT and Sioux R.D. in Camp Crook, SD, the Gallatin National Forest is known as one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the region. As Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness; the Forest features many adventures among rugged mountains, including the tallest Peak in Montana to remote buttes and the bluffs of southeastern Montana and northwestern South Dakota.

beautiful and kid friendly!

snowshoeing
23 days ago

Went snowshoeing here and they have some nice trails around the ranch. Not too difficult but with great views.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful

Wow. Beautiful. Frozen waterfalllll

There are some challenging parts if you're snowshoeing this trail and the parking is very limited- so carpool if you can. But you get beautiful views of the resort, Lone Peak and the Spanish Peaks! I definitely plan on going back!

Jan 22, 2017 solo 12:30p - 4:30p. 1pm Observed young couple on the way out. Snow packed easy to follow trail. Came across a spring exiting mountain side of path causing a huge mound of ice to hike around. Trail crosses quaint log bridge with man-made rail. Lake was frozen, no clear indication where the outflow to the creek began without off trail rugged exploration along the lake.

A short hike will experience all the trail has to offer hiking 20 minutes to the NFS sign designating the Wilderness Area. Turn back for the best of the trail sans lake.

the most beautiful drive in North America

hiking
3 months ago

it was amazing it wasmy first time here.

skiing
3 months ago

great single track. looks like it would be good on a bike. you can hitch a lift back to the parking area fairly easily.

hiking
3 months ago