Antelope Basin

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4/5 (6 reviews)
Island Park, Montana (Madison County)
Last Updated: 07/30/2023

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Antelope Basin is located less than an hour from West Yellowstone, Montana, and the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. This is the largest of the national forests in Montana, covering 3.35 million acres. This mellow trail gently climbs over the mountains, crosses through the valleys, and passes a couple of small lakes and streams. Once the crisp, fresh fall air settles in, a lot of things change in these mountains. There are​ less traffic and people, and the skies turn an even deeper blue between the wispy clouds. Cattle drives are frequently seen along the roads and highways; the only traffic jams you will encounter this time of year. The colors of the Aspens high on the mountains and the willows along the streams and rivers begin to change to a brilliant gold shimmer in the passing sun. Like mountain views, trees, and wildlife? There are many trails in this wide-open country for all to enjoy.
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