Black Butte Creek Trail

West Yellowstone, Montana

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Bozeman, Montana, is an active, thriving town dating back to the 1880s. It is rich in character, history and landscape. There are eight historical districts, a wide variety of museums, art galleries, musical events, and is home to Montana State University. Surrounded by extraordinary wilderness, Bozeman is a gateway city to the Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. The Black Butte Creek Trail begins just northwest of Black Butte. The trail parallels Black Butte Creek up a beautiful forested drainage to a meadow at the base of King Butte. The narrow valley has aspen, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. This trail is an access route up to Big Horn Peak, Shelf Lake and the summit of Sheep Mountain.
Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

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Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Bozeman, Montana, is an active, thriving town dating back to the 1880s. It is rich in character, history and landscape. There are eight historical districts, a wide variety of museums, art galleries, musical events, and is home to Montana State University. Surrounded by extraordinary wilderness, Bozeman is a gateway city to the Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park.

The Black Butte Creek Trail begins just northwest of Black Butte. The trail parallels Black Butte Creek up a beautiful forested drainage to a meadow at the base of King Butte. The narrow valley has aspen, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. This trail is an access route up to Big Horn Peak, Shelf Lake and the summit of Sheep Mountain.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Yellowstone
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Big Horn Peak - Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Butte Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/20/2005
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The trail is as good as advertised. A wordk of advice on finding it. It is actually in Yellowstone National Park and the sign at the trail head is not as noticeable as the signs of the Gallatin National Forest trails that you see on an approach from the north.



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