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.
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.
Pretty drive from West Yellowstone, MT to Bozeman, MT.
I did this trip in 1986 and again last winter. It is a truly beautiful drive!
fishing at every possible spot along the way.
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.