Top Adventures in Gallatin Gateway

  • Summit Storm Castle Peak

    Storm Castle (or Castle Mountain) is a rocky peak that rises to an elevation of 7,280 ft on the east side of the Gallatin Canyon overlooking Beckman Flats. The hike is a gorgeous 5 mile out and back trail located just 30 minutes south of Bozeman, ...

    5 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Hike to Garnet Mountain Lookout

    Starting in Bozeman, travel south of Gallatin Gateway about 5 miles on Hwy 191 and turn left on to Storm Castle Creek Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles until the road ends. At this point, there is a decent sized parking area. The trail is...

    7.7 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Climbing Alpine Ice at Emerald Lake

    From the East Fork parking lot in Hyalite Canyon hike 4 miles gaining an easy 1,500 feet to Emerald Lake. Surrounded by mountains, Emerald Lake is a beautiful destination in itself. If you are looking for climbing, pick one of the many lines aroun...

  • Hike to Lava Lake

    The 6 mile round trip to Lava Lake is a steady climb that runs beside Cascade Creek through the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The trail starts at the Gallatin River and continues upward through dense evergreen forest. There are no confusing intersection...

    6 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Sypes Canyon

    Sypes Canyon Trail is a gorgeous hike to a scenic lookout over Bozeman, MT. The trail only lies 20 minutes north of Bozeman and offers the perfect after work exercise. The trail is heavily populated with people and trail conditions fluctuate throu...

    4 miles

  • Climb the Bozeman Pass

    Bozeman Pass is a great crag just out side of Bozeman. It offers limestone sport climbing ranging from 5.6-5.13. The approach is a short hike, unfortunately right next to the road, but otherwise enjoyable. To get there, you drive east towards bill...

  • Summit Hyalite Peak

    Hyalite peak is one of my favorite hikes. Named after the canyon it sits in Hyalite peak as 360 degree views, an offers and escape from the crowds of Hyalite Canyon due to the length of the hike. This 15 mile hike starts at the upper parking lot o...

    15 miles

  • Ice Climb in Hyalite Canyon

    Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT is one of North America's premier places to ice climb. From easy ice climbs to difficult mixed routes, Hyalite has something for everyone. Most climbs are short approaches that allow you to get out for just an afterno...

  • Hike to Emerald and Heather Lake

    Once in Bozeman, Take 19th Ave. south to Hyalite Canyon Rd. Turn left and continue past Hyalite Reservoir; when the road splits, take the left fork toward Palisade Falls. Continue past Palisade Falls to the end of the road. The trailhead is immedi...

    10.9 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Climb Winter Wall

    Winter Wall provides a scenic view while tackling some fun climbs! Climbs range from 5.8 - 5.11+ including trad and sport routes. The wall soaks up the sun giving you a warm spot year round. Overlooking the Madison river you can camp close by, flo...

  • Summit Beehive Peak

    Beehive Basin has it all, a mini playground for outdoorsmen. My first visit was during the winter one year ago. We hoped to ski The Fourth of July Couloir, but conditions were not ideal and we left thinking about all the possible ski routes.I’ve b...

    5 miles

  • Hike to Golden Trout Lakes

    The Golden Trout lakes offer a scenic getaway just out of the Gallatin Valley Canyon. To access the trail head, turn east onto Portal Creek Road #984 and continue southeast for 6.8 miles. The road is in rough condition and is better suited for veh...

    5 miles 1300 ft gain

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    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Little Bear Cabin

      Overview Little Bear Cabin was built in 1938 and still looks much the same as it did back then. It is available year-round for recreationists, as well as for those who seek a quiet mountain retreat...

    • Bozeman, Montana

      Fox Creek Cabin (Mt)

      Overview Fox Creek Cabin is a former ranger station located in a remote area. It is very small and offers only basic amenities. Guests will need to bring most of the gear and supplies they need to ...

    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout

      Overview Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout sits on the apex of Garnet Mountain, at an elevation of 8,245 feet. The lookout provides a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Highlights incl...

    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Spanish Creek Cabin

      Overview Spanish Creek Cabin was constructed in 1934 and retains much of its rustic character from that time. The cabin is available year-round and offers an excellent base camp for a variety of s...

    • Bozeman, Montana

      Mystic Lake Cabin

      Overview Mystic Lake Cabin was built in 1930 and is currently open year-round. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting and exploration of numerous tra...

    • Livingston, Montana

      Maxey Cabin

      Overview Maxey Cabin offers a quaint mountain retreat that is ideally located in one of Gallatin National Forest's most popular recreation areas. Guests can expect a few creature comforts at the ca...

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