Slough Creek is a world-famous cutthroat trout stream of unusual beauty with an abundance of fantastic fish and a good insect population. We fish in mostly open meadows and sub alpine basin. The Yellowstone Cutthroat is a rare breed of trout that is butter yellow with olive backs, black-spotted sides and the trademark “cutthroat” orange slashes under the jaw. The bottom of Slough Creek is mostly sand, silt or fine gravel so you can see the fighting action. We release these wilderness trout so they live to be caught again. This is a splendid angler’s paradise in the world lifetime of memories.
Slough Creek Outfitters offers unforgettable horseback camping and fishing for your family and friends. We are authorized to operate under special permit by Gallatin National Forest and by concessionaire contract to serve the public in Yellowstone by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Slough Creek Outfitter's base camp is located just north of Yellowstone National Park. We camp in the nearly million-acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area. The nearest airport is Bozeman, Montana, 120 miles from the trailhead. The closest town is the north entrance to Yellowstone at historic Gardiner. There are some nice motels there, including a Best Western, Super 8 and Comfort Inn.
Our deluxe back country camp is complete with carpet, comfortable cots, shower, and full-course hearty meals. Fish pristine Slough Creek or take day rides with the backdrop of incredible vistas. We offer absolutely spectacular horseback riding. Relax around the campfire in the evening and recount your adventures. Plan three to five days for your incredible family or corporate trip. We do have a four-person minimum to reserve your special adventure, but you can bring up to 10 guests.
We meet at the Slough Creek trailhead in YNP at 10:30 a.m. Enter the north entrance at Gardiner, Montana. Head for Mammoth Hot Springs, then take a left toward Tower Junction, where Teddy Roosevelt made camp. At Tower, turn left toward Cooke City, and go about six miles. Just after you cross the Lamar River, you will come up a hill and see the Slough Creek Campground. Turn to your left. Drive down that good gravel road until you see the big aluminum horse trailers and hitch racks, just before the campground on the banks of Slough Creek. We’ll be there! It’s about 30 miles from Gardiner.
Wait until your arrival to buy flies; local fly shops in Livingston or Bozeman will know what’s hitting at that time and will also have Montana fishing licenses available. Yellowstone National Park now requires fishing licenses to be purchased online.
Your nonrefundable half-payment deposit holds your summer wilderness pack trip, with the balance due 60 days before arrival. If you would like to use a credit card, you may certainly do so but we will need to include the processing fee in your payment. If you already have an approved campsite on Slough Creek in Yellowstone Park, we can supply a wrangler and riding and pack animals to transport you and your gear round trip with a three person minimum. Day rides and drop camps are payable in full within ten days after booking to hold your dates.
Slough Creek Outfitters is managed by Scott and Sandy Sallee. We were raised in this area and it is our home and our life. We have been in the outfitting business for over 40 years, and our commitment to excellence is reflected by our longtime clients returning year after year as friends. Combine the wonders of Slough Creek and Yellowstone Park with our personal service and proven hospitality for YOUR trip of a lifetime!
We also offer early rifle bugle season horseback elk hunts.
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We can pack whatever you want to bring - just remember it has to go in on a mountain mule and don’t make him work too hard!