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Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, covering 920,310 acres, is an administrated unit of the Gallatin National Forest, Custer National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness derives it's name from the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountain Ranges. The Absarokas are named after the Crow Indians (Absaroka being the Indian name...

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Bangtail Trail

Bangtail Trail (Grassy Mountain) offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 10.0 miles.Trail Begins: Highway 86Trail Ends: Bangtail StationArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Grassy MountainTownship 1N; Range 7E; Section 8 ...

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Bear Canyon Trail

Bear Canyon Trail is shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed. It offers mountain biking opportunities in summer months.Length: 9.6 km more difficult trail.Trail Begins: BozemanTrail Ends: Bear Canyon AreaArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map ...

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Beehive Basin Trail

Beehive Basin Trail is a moderate 5 km single-track loop near Big Sky. The trail begins with a few switchbacks, which is a bit steep. The route then flattens out for about 1 mile before turning steeply uphill. Near the end is a very steep hill. The view is...

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Big Sky Snowmobile Trail

Some sections of Big Sky Snowmobile Trail are for experienced riders only. Portions of the trail at lower elevations generally follow logging roads and are well marked. Upper portions are more difficult to follow; intermittently marked open country. The trail can be broken down into sections. Bear Creek to Squaw...

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Brackett Creek Trail

Brackett Creek/Fairy Lake Road Ski and Snowmobile Trails are shared with snowmobiles. Snowmobile trail is 15 miles of marked and groomed trails.Length: 24 km of more difficult trail. Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map ...

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Confluence Trail

Confluence Trail has interpretive signs along the trail.Length: .4 mile trail Begins: CampgroundTrail Ends: Madison and Jefferson River confluence.USGS Map1: Three Forks QuadrangleUSGS Map2: Logan QuadrangleTownship 2N; Range 2E; Section 9 ...

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Custer Gallatin National Forest

The Gallatin National Forest encompasses 2,149,629 acres in south central Montana. The Forest is adjacent to Yellowstone National Park. This Forest contains portions of the Lee Metcalf and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Areas. Big-game species found in the area include bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mule and whitetail deer and Rocky Mountain...

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Doe/Buck Creek

Snowmobile trail is 16 miles of marked and groomed trails. Suitable for inexperienced snowmobilers. Highway 191 to Buck Creek Ridge on a snow covered road. Good sightseeing and snow play sites. Forest Service rental cabin on top of Yellow Mule Divide.Length: 8.0 miles.Trail Begins: End of Buck Creek Ridge Road 2599Trail...

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Fort Rock Trail

Length: 0.4 miles or a 1-mile loop trail. Trail Begins: Interpretive Plaza - East end of Fort RockTrail Ends: West end of Fort RockUSGS Map1: Three Forks QuardangleUSGS Map2: Logan QuadrangleTownship 2N; Range 2E; Section 9 ...

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History Rock Trail

History Rock Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 4.0 miles.Trail Begins: 10 miles up Forest Service Road 62 (Hyalite Canyon Road) Trail Ends: Trail 422 (South Cottonwood Creek)Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Fridley PeakUSGS Map2: Mount Blackmore Township 4S; Range 6E; Section 9 ...

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Hyalite Loop Trail

Sections of Hyalite Loop Ski Trail are shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed.Length: 24 km most difficult trail. Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Fridley Peak ...

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Jackson Creek Trail

Length: 8.0 miles. Trail Begins: 9 miles east of Bozeman. ...

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Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area

The Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, covering 248,944 acres, is an administered unit of the Gallatin National Forest and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, located within or adjacent to those forests. In the northwest corner of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Complex, Bear Trap Canyon-the first BLM Wilderness in the nation-consists of 6000 acres of...

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Montana Wilderness Association

Our Mission Work with communities to protect Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations. Our Vision We envision a future where from the rugged mountains to the vast prairies Montana’s wild places are protected, connected, and restored because the citizens of...

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Moser Creek-trail

Moser Creek/Bozeman Creek Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months and cross-country skiing in the winter. The trail travels from Moser Creek to Leverich Canyon. This trail begins 10 miles south of Bozeman and is not groomed. ...

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New World Gulch Trail

New World Gulch Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.The trail begins 6 miles south of Bozeman. ...

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North Cottonwood Trail

North Cottonwood Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months. ...

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Olson Creek Trail

Olson Creek Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. ...

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Shafthouse Hill Trail

Shafthouse Hill Trail Length: 5.0 miles. ...

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Sourdough/Bozeman Creek

Snowmobiles prohibited on the Bozeman Creek Trail (Sourdough Canyon to Mystic Lake). The trail offers mountain biking opportunities in summer months and cross-country skiing in the winter. This trail is groomed intermittently.Length: 10 km of more difficult trail. Trail Begins: 5 miles South Bozeman Trail Ends: Bozeman Creek Area Map: Gallatin...

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South Cottonwood Trail

South Cottonwood Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months. ...

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Spanish Creek Trail

From the Spanish Creek parking area, there are many options for ski routes into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. This trail is not groomed. The Spanish Creek recreational/rental cabin available for extended trips. Trips further up the canyon to the high country are recommended for strong and experienced ski parties...

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Stone Creek Trail

Stone Creek Trail offers hiking and mountain biking opportunities in summer months. ...

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Sypes Canyon Trail

Sypes Canyon Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months. ...

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Truman Gulch Trail

Truman Gulch Trail offers hiking and mountain biking opportunities in summer months. ...

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Wildhorse/Lick Creek Trail

Wildhorse/Lick Creek Trail is shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed. It offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 12.9 km of more difficult trailTrail Begins: Wildhorse\Lick CreekTrail Ends: LoopArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map ...

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