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

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Custer Gallatin National Forest

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length48.2 miElevation gain2,135 ftRoute typePoint to point
Kid friendlyNature tripsScenic drivingDog friendlyPavedViews
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Getting There

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.

Your best bet for refueling or a rest stop will be at the Big Sky turn off at Lone Mountain Trail/64.

Follow US 191 South out of Bozeman, MT. Stay on US 191 all the way to West Yellowstone, MT.

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Gloria Parr
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Scenic drivingIcy

Beautiful drive.

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Corbin Stokes
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Scenic driving

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

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

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

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Alan Bourne
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Scenic driving

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

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Adam Stielstra
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Nature trips

fishing at every possible spot along the way.

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Nathan Thompson
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Scenic driving
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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.

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L A
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Scenic driving
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Adam Lund
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casey grote
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Randall Robertson
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Scenic driving