Directions: From Butte
Directions for those traveling east on I-90 from Butte and points West of Belgrade
Driving east on I-90, take the Belgrade exit #298. Where the
off-ramp intersects with Amsterdam Rd., turn left (i.e. east)
onto Amsterdam Rd., and follow it a short distance until it
intersects Jackrabbit Rd. (which is also labeled as Hwy 85) at
a traffic light. Turn right, (i.e. south) onto Jackrabbit Rd.
Follow Jackrabbit Rd. (a.k.a. Hwy 85) south roughly 13 miles
towards Big Sky. On the way, you'll pass straight through the
small communities of Four Corners (where the road becomes
Hwy 191 at a traffic light) and Gallatin Gateway.
About 1 mile after Gallatin Gateway look for Cottonwood Rd..
Turn left onto Cottonwood Rd.
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Continue on Cottonwood Rd. until the road comes to a "T".
Take a right and continue until road comes to a second "T".
Turn left. Note that at both of these "T" intersections,
Cottonwood Rd. is paved, and the road you don't want is
gravel. After the second "T" intersection, continue about 1.7
miles. Then, look for Cottonwood Canyon Rd., a gravel road,
off to right. If you reach a hard, 90 degree left turn that heads
up a hill, you've gone about 100 yards too far.
Take Cottonwood Canyon Rd. 1.0 miles looking for a large
Yellowstone Alliance Adventures sign on the right. Turn right
and drive to the right of the large YAA sign.
Continue 3/4 mile up the winding driveway to the Retreat (do
not turn left into the upper Y.A.A. entrance). At the top, the
road is paved. Drive up and park under the carport of the
lodge, which is the large building on the right. Check in at the
lodge front desk, unless you have made other arrangements
with us. Thank you!
Warning! If you are using Map Quest, another online map
provider, or a GPS, and it includes directions that involve
Portnel Rd. or Little Bear Rd., do not follow them. Use our
directions instead (or pack a sleeping bag).