Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains  by Robert Stone

336pp/maps
ISBN: 1573420646

Fantastic hiking for every level of experience! The beautiful Beartooth Mountains rise dramatically from the tawny plains of south-central Montana and stretch to the northern reaches of Yellowstone National Park. These day hikes travel through wooded canyons, valleys enclosed by snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, creeks, alpine plateaus, and stunning mountain panoramas. Hikes range from treks across 10,000-foot alpine tundra in remote wilderness to gentle trails along the Yellowstone River as it stretches through broad valleys. Trails are located within a 120-mile radius of Red Lodge, including Billings, the Beartooth Highway, Boulder Valley, Paradise Valley, and the north end of Yellowstone.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 122.
... Preview: The Bannock Trail is a short section of the Bannock Indian route once used to reach bison hunting grounds in Lamar Valley. The trail begins at Silver Gate in the North Absaroka Wilderness. The near-le ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Upper and Lower Basin Creek Lakes sit below the Silver Run Plateau just outside the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Lower Basin Creek Lake is a picturesque 2.5-acre tarn partially covered with lily pad ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Just below Beartooth Lake is Beartooth Falls, a spectacular waterfall on Beartooth Creek. The 1 00-foot cascade plunges over granite rocks with a tremendous volume of water. The short trail to Beartoo ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Beartrack Trail (Sheep Creek Trail) climbs nearly 3,000 feet from Rock Creek Canyon to the 1 0,000-foot Silver Run Plateau. Along the way are great views up and down the Rock Creek Canyon, includi ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Beauty Lake Trail begins at Beartooth Lake where the grandeur of Beartooth Butte towers 1 ,600 feet above the lake. The 1 0,51 4-foot sandstone butte was submerged under an inland sea hundreds of ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Beauty Lake is a gorgeous high mountain lake that sits in a bowl of forested rock cliffs. Scenic mountains, sloping alpine meadows, pockets of evergreens, and several sandy beaches surround the sinuou ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: This diverse and scenic hike crosses open meadows, passes through aspen and pine forests, fords streams and creeks, and leads to overlooks of the majestic Beartooth Mountain Range. The trailhead is ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The “Golf Course” is a sprawling 9,200-foot grassy plateau that lies below the north end of the Stillwater Plateau, nearly a mile above the Stillwater Valley. The vistas from this flower-filled subalp ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Absarokee, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Bridal Falls (unofficially named) drops out of steep granite cliffs to a ledge. From the ledge, the water shoots out horizontally, dropping more than forty additional feet into a misty pool. Ferns and ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: This top-of-the-world hike leads past cascading water, open meadows, and trees to majestic high country lakes, all with relatively little elevation gain. The trail meanders through scenic Broadwater M ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Cooke City, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The Clarks Fork Trail (also known as the Lewis and Clark Trail) is an extensive pack trail that leads eight miles to the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. There are scenic vistas into the deep riv ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Hurricane Mesa, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Clay Butte Overlook Trail begins at the 9,81 1 -foot Clay Butte Fire Lookout perched on the south tip of the butte. The butte consists of sedimentary rock left by an ancient inland sea. (Clay Butt ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Native Lake sits in a deep cirque on the north end of Beartooth Butte, an ancient 3.5-mile-long outcropping of sedimentary rock. Granite erratics—boulders that were transported and deposited by retrea ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: The Corral Creek Trail climbs a narrow mountain drainage from Rock Creek Canyon, near Ratine Campground, to the 9,600-foot Line Creek Plateau. The beautiful but strenuous hike gains more than 3,000 fe ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Crazy Creek, a tributary of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, is formed from a string of lakes that includes Fox Lake, Widewater Lake, Big Moose Lake, and Ivy Lake. Crazy Creek Falls, located ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Pilot Peak, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Daisy Pass and Wolverine Pass lie above 9,000 feet in the Gallatin National Forest just north of Cooke City (back cover photo). Wolverine Pass is on the Absaroka- Beartooth Wilderness boundary and adj ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Davis Creek Trail heads west out of the West Boulder Valley towards Elephanthead Mountain and Mount Delano, connecting with trails to Paradise Valley, the next valley to the west. The trail begins ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Livingston, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This string of six lakes sits at the eastern base of the Beartooth Plateau in a gorgeous sub-alpine meadow with wildflowers. The hike begins from a short dirt road between Long Lake and Little Bear La ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Beartooth Mountains, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This trail in the East Boulder drainage parallels Dry Fork Creek, a perennial tributary of the East Boulder River. The Dry Fork Trail begins at the end of East Boulder Road and gains substantial eleva ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Limestone, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Heritage Trail is comprised of a network of walking and biking paths linking the greater Billings area with the Yellowstone River, the Rimrocks, county and city parks, and open spaces. The Dutcher ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains"
Billings, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6