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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.
Kyle K. on Baldy Peak Summit
A fun trail going up with great views of, both, the valley and the expansive country going east. There are steeper inclines in multiple areas which make the descent more of a controlled fall than a leisurely down-mountain stroll. A good one to check off the list.
Kyle K. on Sypes Canyon
A fun hike up the west side of the Bridger Range. Easy going most of the way; difficulty increases during the last leg. Provides good views of the valley offering new perspectives.
Kyle K. on Drinking Horse Trail
A fine short trek. Good for an evening walk or to just stretch your legs.
So we had to park in the lower parking lot due to the snow, which made this a lot longer of a hike! It was about 12-13 miles round trip. We could not believe it when we saw you could drive right up to the lake in the summer.. haha. The trailhead sign was buried in snow. It was HARD in the snow, not to mention it started blizzarding when we got to the frozen lake. Made for a fun adventure though & those mountain views at the top were amazing, plus the absolute silence. I can't imagine how it would look when it was a clear day!! If your feeling adventurous, go for it in the Winter :)
Amy L. on Sypes Canyon
Great even in the rain! Pretty slushy with residual snow on part of the trail