Whits Lake Road

West Yellowstone, Montana (Gallatin County)

Last Updated: 06/26/2022
3 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Whits Lake Road
Whits Lake Trail is located just 45 minutes south of Big Sky and 15 minutes north of West Yellowstone, offering beautiful forest scenery and Lake Views on a very easy to navigate dirt road. This road provides great views of Hebgen Lake and easy access to the popular hiking trails leading to Johnson and Whits Lakes. This trail is located in Gallatin National Forest just 10 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park which allows you to let the dogs off the leash and be a part of the adventure with the friends and family.


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1. Whit Lake Trailhead MT (0 mi)
2.4 miles west of Highway 191 the trail begins. This is on top of a hill and easy to pass, keep your eyes open when the lanes split to allow for passing. Head north here.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: West Yellowstone, Montana

Head north out of town on Highway 191 for approximately 8.5 miles to Highway 287 S, turn left/west here. Continue on highway 287 S for 2.4 miles. The westbound lane splits into two briefly to allow for passing, the turn is on top of this hill to the right/north and easy to miss. The trail starts here and runs to the north.



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Cory W

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Montana

Cory grew up traveling the logging roads outside Durango, CO with his dad for his woodcutting business and fell in love with everything about the outdoors. He's moved around a lot since then, from several rural areas of Southern California to Montana, Wyoming to Arizona, even living on a commercial gold mine in Nevada in for several years. In all these areas he has explored several thousand miles of old dirt roads and trails, as well as many old mines and ghost towns. Located in the Mohave Desert of AZ in the winter and the Madison River Valley of MT in the summer.
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