Daly Creek Trail

Big Sky, Montana

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Daly Creek is the northernmost drainage in Yellowstone National Park. The hike makes a gradual ascent up the scenic valley, crossing the rolling meadows and open hillsides parallel to Daly Creek. The hillsides are fringed with aspens and Douglas firs. The impressive Crown Butte, Lava Butte and King Butte formations are prominent throughout the hike. To the northeast is the Sky Rim Ridge.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Daly Creek is the northernmost drainage in Yellowstone National Park. The hike makes a gradual ascent up the scenic valley, crossing the rolling meadows and open hillsides parallel to Daly Creek.

The hillsides are fringed with aspens and Douglas firs. The impressive Crown Butte, Lava Butte and King Butte formations are prominent throughout the hike. To the northeast is the Sky Rim Ridge.

©  Robert Stone/Day Hike Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Big Sky
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Local Maps: USGS Sunshine Point and Big Horn Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Daly Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/10/2007
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This was a great trail with wide open views, which is a good thing since this is grizzly territory. We continued on the Daly Creek Trail to the Sky Rim Trail. The view was unbelievable. We plan on returning next year to do a loop, either Specimen Creek -Daly Creek on via Black Butte. Hopefully we will reach Sheep Mountain and Shelf Lake and possibly see Big Horn Sheep. Word of caution, plan on doing this hike before September if possible since hunting season for Big Horn Sheep is in September and the Sky Rim Trail is on the boundary. Enjoy.



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