Sheep Creek Falls

Bozeman, Montana 59717

Sheep Creek Falls

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"Located between the towns of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Sheep Creek Falls is a great stop to beat the summer crowds of Yellowstone Park and the Beartooth Highway.

The walk is for skilled hikers looking for a short, trail-less scramble along a creek to a seldom-visited yet spectacular waterfall. Water comes down a nearly vertical 100-foot slide into a cliffy ravine."

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"Sheep Creek forms on the east slope of Mineral Mountain just outside Yellowstone National Park. The creek tumbles 2.5 miles south, where it feeds Soda Butte Creek between Cooke City and Silver Gate. An unmaintained path leads to Sheep Creek Falls, a magnificent, full-bodied waterfall on the creek. The towering 1 0,000-foot peaks of Miller Mountain, Sunset Peak, and Mineral Mountain surround the drainage. Although it is only 0.3 miles to the thunderous cataract, it is not an easy hike. It is a scramble up the canyon, climbing over downfall timber. There is not a defined trail; rather, the hike just follows the watercourse of Sheep Creek. The route climbs through the burn area from the 1 988 Yellowstone fires, now thick with regrowth."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
320 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Custer Gallatin National Forest, PO Box 130, 10 East Babcock Ave., Bozeman, MT 59771; (406) 587-6701;
Local Contacts
DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 85, F9; USGS Quad Cooke City
Local Maps

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