Montana here we come! Your pup is just waiting for an outdoor adventure with his friend, so you might as well get packed now! The Two Top Snowmobile Trail is just what the pup ordered! You will find it in the town of West Yellowstone, near the Wyoming border.
Pick up the trailhead off Hwy 20 on the west fork of Denny Creek Road. Look for signs for Junction Station #29. From there, head west to the Junction Station #14 and park in the lot there. The Two Top Trailhead begins there and heads west. This trail is geared for both snowmobiling in the winter and hiking during the summer. The grade is rolling and considered moderate, and the views are spectacular. This trail is among many other trails in a complex, and forms a loop with many intersections to the other trails. Mix and match to make up a unique adventure each time, or stay on the Two Top Loop for this particular adventure.
You will be treated to approximately 21.2 miles of an old logging road trail that is pup-friendly throughout. It is listed on the National Recreational Trail Registry which means this loop trail is top-notch for hiking and snowmobiling. Expect to see the Grand Teton Mountain range in Wyoming, Idaho’s famous Centennial Mountain range, and the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. If that is not enough, the panoramic view from the top includes all that and Sawtell Peak.
The footing for this trail is dirt, grass, and rocks in the summer. The winter season brings snow, snow and more snow, and trees take on a ‘snow ghost’ feature from the season’s driving winds and rain pelting the branches! Wide-open spaces and forested lands will swallow you and Fido right up and immerse you among nature’s finest lands.
There are restrooms and drinking fountains available at the Ranger Station in West Yellowstone, but there are none on the trail. Pack out what you pack in to keep this location pristine. Your pup can be off leash during your summer visit, although leashes are recommended in the winter on this shared-motorized snowmobile trail.
Visit the Two Top Loop Snowmobile trail with your fur-ever friend any time of the year to spend some pawtastic time together in beautiful Montana!