Bozeman, MT, to West Yellowstone, MT: the West Entrance

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Bozeman, MT, to West Yellowstone, MT: the West Entrance is a 48.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
48.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

views

This trail follows US 191 south out of Bozeman, MT and ends in West Yellowstone, MT. Just south of Bozeman US 191 enters the Gallatin National Forest where you will spend most of your time while traveling to West Yellowstone. Generally speaking, the road is in great condition. As stated in the overview, this road can be dangerous in the winter months, so check the weather before traveling and proceed with caution when winter weather occurring. It is also worth noting that US 191 is closed several times a year because of storms, so always be prepared. See the Key Points for a more in-depth description of the exciting opportunities this trail offers.

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Pretty drive from West Yellowstone, MT to Bozeman, MT.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Drove this road on the way to Glacier National Park after staying at Hebgen Lake. Nice drive.

scenic driving
Friday, August 23, 2013

I did this trip in 1986 and again last winter. It is a truly beautiful drive!

nature trips
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

fishing at every possible spot along the way.

scenic driving
Sunday, October 24, 2010

scenic driving
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This is a truly delightful drive! Beginning with the winding trek through the river valley of the Gallatin National Forest, the promise of sparkling rapids, the forested Spanish Peaks rising to meet the clear horizon of the Montana Big Sky, and probability of seeing wildlife make this a scenic drive that will not let your expectations down as you travel all the way to West Yellowstone.