About This Campground
Yellow Mule Cabin was built in 1920 and was once used as a ranger station. This cabin is unique because it was constructed according to the builder's preference instead of being built with a standard Forest Service design. It is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.…
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This honestly was one of my favorite trips/camping experiences I have ever done! There really is nothing like it. The cabin is so cute, tucked away in a forest. It's pretty magically. The best part about this cabin is you can't reach it by car. You can take a 4 wheeler, ATV or you can hike 8 miles.…
Yellow Mule Cabin is located in Montana
From Bozeman, MT: Drive west towards Four Corners, then south towards Big Sky/West Yellowstone on US Highway 191 for about 40 miles to the Big Sky turnoff. From here there are three different travel options depending on the season and mode of travel. 1. (June 16 - December 1, weather and snow conditions permitting) Drive south on US Hwy 191 3.75 miles. Turn right (west) onto Buck Creek Ridge Road FS 2599. Drive for 7.7 miles to the Buck Creek Ridge Trailhead. All highway vehicles must park here. Travel for 9.5 miles on Buck Creek Ridge Trail 10. At the junction of Trail 467 to Yellow Mule Cabin, take a right (north) and switchback down about 1/3 mile to the cabin. Winter Route, December 2 to June 16: Park in the lot across from the entrance to Buck Creek Ridge Road on the east side of US Hwy 191. The cabin is approximately 17.5 miles from the parking area. 2.Drive south on US Hwy 191 for about 5.2 miles from the Big Sky turnoff. Turn right (west) into the Lower Buck Creek Trailhead just past the Corral Bar and Steak House. All cars and trucks must park there. Take Trail 610 which leaves the Trailhead parking area to the north. Travel for 4 miles. This route travels through private land, please stay on the trail. Trail 610 then joins FS Road 2599. Turn left (south) on FS Road 2599 and travel for 5.1 more miles to the Buck Creek Ridge Trailhead. From here travel for 9.5 miles on Buck Creek Ridge Trail 10. At the junction of Trail 467 to Yellow Mule Cabin, take a right (north) and switchback down about 1/3 mile to the cabin. The cabin is approximately 18.6 miles from the trailhead. This route can be used in the summer or winter. In the winter follow the orange diamonds. 3. Non-Motorized: From the Big Sky turnoff and junction with US Hwy 191, turn right (west) onto Lone Mountain Trail/State Highway 64 for 2.9 miles. Turn left (south) onto Ousel Falls Rd. and travel for 1.8 miles to the Ousel Falls Trailhead which is on the south side of the road (left). Take FS Trail 162 southwest for 8.3 miles to the junction with FS Trail 10. Travel right (west) on Trail 10 for approximately 1.5 miles. At the junction of Trail 467 to Yellow Mule Cabin, turn right (north) and switchback down about 1/3 mile to the Cabin. ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION: (Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map ) December 1 to June 16 Buck Creek Ridge Road 2599 and the Buck Creek Ridge Trail 10 are closed to all wheeled motorized vehicles. This is a groomed multi-use winter trail. Please obey traffic rules. Ride on the right side of the trail and ride with caution. Snowmobiles and bicycles must purchase a winter trail grooming pass to travel on groomed snowmobile routes. Contact Montana, Fish Wildlife and Parks for details. ALL WINTER USERS: Please read the Gallatin National Forest avalanche advisory: www.mtavalanche.com , or call (406) 587-6981.