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Grotto Falls
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From Bozeman drive south on 19th Street 7 miles to Hyalite Canyon Road. Go south on Hyalite Canyon road 12 miles to Forest Road 62. Take a right driving south for 1.9 miles to the end and the trailhead.
Access
This is a very popular trailhead with parking and handicapped facilities at the end of Hyalite Creek Road. Hyalite Creek runs adjacent to the 1.5 mile trail to Grotto Falls. This trail is wheel-chair accessible, allowing persons with disabilities to be able to view a very scenic Grotto Falls. Rustic log benches also have been placed in picturesque spots along the trail to rest and enjoy. Trail 427 continues past Grotto Falls up the “Valley of the Falls” to Hyalite Lake and eventually connects to the Gallatin Divide-Devils Backbone trail on Hyalite Peak (10,298 ft.).
History
History Rock trailhead is 10 miles up Hyalite Canyon Road (FR 62), one mile before Hyalite Reservoir the pull-off is to the right. About 1.2 miles up this trail is a sandstone rock that was supposedly etched, by the famous Lewis and Clark member and frontiersman, John Colter. This trail continues another mile to the divide, past Fox Meadow known for it’s beautiful wildflower displays, and a view of the South Cottonwood Creek drainage.
Hyalite Canyon also has some of the best ice climbing in the continental U.S. This area is known for it’s early forming and accessible ice, with some ice forming in late November and usually lasting till March or sometimes April. The Canyon has over 70 ice climbs ranging from beginner to climbs that once climbed haven’t ever been repeated. Ice climbing is a serious technical sport, it should not be attempted by anyone without sufficient experience. Hiring a guide for this extreme sport is advisable.
Camping
Chisholm Campground is at the end of Hyalite Reservoir with another great view of the "Hyalites". There are 10 units, with handicapped accessible toilets, drinking water, trash pickup, $10/day fee and a two week maximum stay. There are inclusions for largest parking spur, additional vehicles cost and firewood. Hood Creek campground, 17 miles south on Hyalite Canyon Road, overlooks scenic Hyalite Reservoir and the rugged Hyalite Mountains. There are 18 units, with handicapped accessible toilets, water, trash pickup, $10/day fee and a maximum stay of two weeks. There are inclusions on largest parking spur, additional vehicle cost and firewood.

Falls Information
Area: South Central MT
Stream name: Hyalite Creek
Stream size: Large Creek
Falls height: 50 ft.
Elevation: 6405
Latitude: 45.4378280639648
Longitude: -110.959983825684
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