Bighorn Pass

Bozeman, Montana

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Located 72 miles south of Bozeman, Montana, and 20 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana, in the very northwest corner of the Wyoming part of Yellowstone National Park. A 2-or-more-day journey into the wild, high peak beauty of the Gallatin Range. Note: The lower 5 miles of this trail traverses amazingly flat and open country, making for a great day hike; however, this trail can be connected with the Fawn Pass Trail to the north to become a multi-day loop hike.
Hiking Wyoming

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Hiking Wyoming

by Bill Hunger (Falcon Guides)

Located 72 miles south of Bozeman, Montana, and 20 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana, in the very northwest corner of the Wyoming part of Yellowstone National Park. A 2-or-more-day journey into the wild, high peak beauty of the Gallatin Range.

Note: The lower 5 miles of this trail traverses amazingly flat and open country, making for a great day hike; however, this trail can be connected with the Fawn Pass Trail to the north to become a multi-day loop hike.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 20
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park Headquarters (307) 344-7381
Local Maps: Earthwalk Press's Yellowstone National Park hiking map; USGS: Joseph Peak, Quadrant Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Bighorn Pass

Recent Trail Reviews

2/28/2001
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I found the Bighorn Pass trail to be a beautiful escape into the Gallatin range. I saw many elk and bison along the way and although the elk were weary bison seem to show no concern about an approaching human (keep this in mind if there is one on the trail. They generally do not run away like a deer or an elk so give them space). The 1st half of the trail was rather flat but became steep as the actual pass was approached. Great views in either direction open up at this point. The trail follows the Gallatin and Panther rivers closely at points and there are a few sketchy bridges along the way. Otherwise the trail was generally open and free of obstruction.



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