Horse Butte Loop Snowmobile Trail is a cooperative operation with West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce. Parking capacity unlimited in West Yellowstone. Groomers operated 7 nights a week. Schedules available at the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.
Horse Butte Loop travels the shores of Hebgen Lake. This trail is a great ride to introduce the novice rider into the snowmobiling community. The 20-mile loop takes you by Hebgen Lake and some of the best ice fishing in the west. If you are looking to get away from the crowds of the Yellowstone trail system, this is a great smooth ride for you. This trail is also a great ride when the weather is a bit too much on the higher trails.
Access the loop from the 4.8 Horse Butte Trail. (You can add another 15 miles by taking the Cougar Creek Trail.) This trail makes a ride through thick pines and open meadows and along the lake. Watch for the fire lookout and great views from the top of Horse Butte. There is off-trail riding through then trees and meadows, although some of the area is restricted (posted signs).
Watch for bison as they are often on the trail.
Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map