Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Gallatin Gateway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome day hike for an active adventurer. Super cool views on both sides of the ridge. Lots of pretty butterflies but of course there are mozzies and horseflies as well. Bring bug spray if you want to hang out and relax! Going to Bighorn Peak is worth the extra 3/4 mile roundtrip to see some bighorn sheep. If you start early watch for grizzly bears. Saw one a few miles in, as other reviewers have stated (7/14/18).

Great trail. What others have said is true. You need a full day for this hike. If you come in Daly Creek trail in the morning bring extra socks our feet were soaked because of the dew on the grass. Prepare for ups and downs on the rim. Some cool features on this hike are petrified wood (and large tree stumps) and also wildlife. We encountered a grizzly on trail but he ran the other way. Trail also had a good amount of snow at the top at the end of June.

Saw a grizzly bear near campsite WF2 7/9/18

Really long and tough. We were in good shape with two collegiate track athletes and it took us 10 hours. The rim is actually a bunch of up and downs with the final push going up 700’ at 30• and there is still 8 or 9 miles to go after that. Bring lots of water. There is none at the top. Views are beautiful. No wildlife.

The view from the peak is amazing! Be sure to keep going to the true Big Horn peak towards Skyline trail. It's definitely worth the extra 10 min walk.

Challenging but rewarding hike! Bring plenty of water!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From big horn peak to shelf lake there are some pretty crazy drops. The views are absolutely insane.

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Late in the season so we had to be very bear conscious, but the top was incredible. Hard hike!

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sports
Man Lake is a must do amongst Yellowstones great hikes. Remote, scenic, breathtaking. Go before mid September when the weather her will challenge you.

backpacking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Came from Shelf Lake. A long walk out after the top. No water until about 2 miles from the trailhead. Blue huckleberries delicious this time of year.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015