Ousel Falls - Hike, Rock Climb, and Swim near Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Gallatin Gateway,Montana
45.23827200645, -111.34763699614
25.5 miles S of Gallatin Gateway, Montana
GPS: 45°14'17.8"N 111°20'51.5"W
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State: Montana

Hike, Rock Climb, and Swim

Ousel Falls Park Trail is a 1.7 mile out and back trail located near Big Sky, Montana that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

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From Gallatin Gateway, Montana

  1. Head east on Gateway South Rd/Mill St toward US-191 N (161 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto US-191 S/Gallatin Rd (28.3 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Lone Mountain Trail (2.9 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Ousel Falls Rd (2.0 mi)
  5. Turn left to stay on Ousel Falls Rd (0.3 mi)
  6. Turn left onto 0usel Falls View Rd (0.4 mi)
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From Bozeman drive west on Huffine Lane 9 miles to Four Corners, turn south on US Highway 191 for another 34 miles. You cross the beautiful Gallatin River many times and view some of Montana finest scenery in the Gallatin Canyons, before the turnoff to the Big Sky Road. Next take a right driving west 2.4 miles to Ousel Falls Road. Straight ahead you can’t help but notice awesome Lone Mountain, home to Big Sky Ski resort and one of the highest peaks in the Gallatin National Forest at 11,188 feet. At Ousel Falls Road go left for another 2 miles to Ousel Falls Park and the trailhead's at the backside of the parking lot. (Courtesy of waterfallsmontana.com)

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