3.2 miles
971 ft
-1,863 ft
Avg time


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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This section of the Bridger Foothills Trail is generally ridden from the top of Sypes Canyon down to the mile 1 marker of Middle Cottonwood. It's highlights include some steep technical descending through north facing gullies and ridgelets ending with a cobble strewn, generally dried up stream, bed that often holds avalanche debris into mid-summer. Despite the overall descending nature of this trail, some steep climbing/hike-a-bike is necessary to gain the ridge between Sypes and Middle Cottonwood. Do not try to ride this when wet, the soil on the north facing slopes contains lots of clay and turns to gumbo. This trail is subject to the trail time share which prohibits mt biking on Sunday between June 16 and Sept 5.

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More Stats for Bridger Foothills Trail (Sypes to Middle Cottonwood) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -893 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.1 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    422 ft
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