Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains
by Robert Stone (The Globe Pequot Press)
© 2012 Robert Stone/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.
This trail is out Northwest of Yellowstone on the Beartooth Highway. This is a breathtaking area and much less crowded than inside the park. There was no one on the trail and we saw deer and elk drinking from the lakes. Also because its a national forest our little dog could come too. Hikers should know that when we went at the end of august it was jacket weather and very windy. Also, the trail was difficult to follow for the majority of the trip probably due to lack of use. The four lakes are beautiful and help to keep you making a loop back to the trailhead. This hike has the potential to be an overnighter because it branchesoff from a much longer trail that from the looks of it is frequented by horseback riders. All in all best hike I've been on in the Yellowstone area as far as scenery and privacy.
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