Beaver Creek

4/5 (5 reviews)
This country dirt road is an hour south of Big Sky, one-half hour north of West Yellowstone and the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and just east of Earthquake Lake and the Earthquake Lake Visitors Center. This road is hard-packed dirt that runs north somewhat alongside Beaver Creek wit...Read More
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Highlights of Beaver Creek

Forest Category IconForest
Highest Elevation
7151 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
985
Nearest Town
West Yellowstone
Nearest Services
West Yellowstone
Management Agency
Gallatin National Forest
District
Hebgen Lake Ranger District

Overview

This country dirt road is an hour south of Big Sky, one-half hour north of West Yellowstone and the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and just east of Earthquake Lake and the Earthquake Lake Visitors Center. This road is hard-packed dirt that runs north somewhat alongside Beaver Creek with tall trees and steep mountains on both sides for most of the trail, occasionally giving way to beautiful views of Beaver Creek. In early spring when the creek is running high on the banks it is amazing how loud the creek can be in this canyon, and in fall as the colors begin to turn its quite the sight. If you're an avid hiker or backpacker, Beaver Creek Road provides access to 5 trailheads. Camping is only allowed in designated sites. 7 of the 8 sites listed in this trail guide are nice and secluded. Hunters use this area quite a bit as well, and the hanging rack at Waypoint 17 is proof of that. Stories are said that the bears that show aggression in Yellowstone National Park get tranquilized, transported, and released in the mountains to the north of this trail. There is no documentation or apparent evidence to support that, but it's interesting none the less.

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20 Waypoints
62 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
5 Community Reviews
1 Video
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