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About Red Cliff Campground

Red Cliff Campground is located in the scenic Gallatin Canyon, on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, in Montana. Bozeman is 46 miles north of the campground and West Yellowstone is 45 miles south. The campground is adjacent to the Gallatin River and Highway 191.

The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, rafting, hiking and viewing local wildlife.


Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available around the campground. Anglers cast for rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout, whitefish and Arctic grayling on the Gallatin River. Rafting and kayaking are popular activities as well.

The Elkhorn Creek Trail, for hiking and horseback riding, begins at the south end of the campground.


The campground offers single-family campsites, with and without electric hookups. Several sites are also accessible. A day-use group picnic area is available on-site as well, and can accommodate up to 60 people. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel.

Natural Features

The campground sits next to the Gallatin River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Most campsites are situated among scattered pine and fir trees. Some sites are located in open meadows further from the river.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in this scenic canyon. Visitors can often glimpse bald eagles, bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goats, deer and coyotes. Black and grizzly bears also live in the canyon.

Nearby Attractions

The west entrance to Yellowstone National Park is located 45 miles south of the campground, in the town of West Yellowstone. Visitors enjoy day trips to the park for unparalleled wildlife viewing, beautiful scenery and unique geologic features.

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in the town of West Yellowstone is a popular attraction. It showcases live grizzly bears, gray wolves and various birds of prey, and has a variety of exhibits and educational programs.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Please remember, The first two vehicles are included in the reservation fee. Any additional vehicles will be assessed a $8.00/night extra vehicle fee upon arrival at your site. This fee will be collected by the campground host.
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Red Cliff Campground is located in Montana
45.1742 N
-111.2417 W
Get Directions
From Bozeman, travel south on Highway 191 for 46 miles to the campground. From West Yellowstone, take Highway 191 north for 45 miles.
3 Reviews of Red Cliff Campground
Solid place

Not a bad places to get away for a quick trip. Some good fishing on the Gallatin river and even a cool cave to check out on the right side of the camp ground.

Clean but close proximity

Red Cliff was very clean. The camp hosts were nice, but it is a very tight campground. There is a lower and an upper level. We had a great experience here, but expect to see your neighbors a bit.

First to Review
Gallatin river, Yes Please!

On the river close to Yellowstone National Park! A bit pricey for this MT gal but worth checking out. I don't clime but those of you who do this spot is often used a a climing location by the locals. Great place.