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      Gallatin County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. With its county seat in Bozeman, it is the third-most populous county in Montana, with a population of 89,513 in 2010. The county's prominent geographical features are the Bridger mountains in the north, and the Gallatin mountains and Gallatin River in the south, named by Meriwether Lewis in 1805 for Albert Gallatin, the United States Treasury Secretary who formulated the Lewis and Clark Expedition. At the southern end of the county, West Yellowstone's entrance into Yellowstone National Park accounts for around half of all park visitors. Big Sky Resort, the largest ski resort in the United States, lies in Gallatin and neighboring Madison counties, midway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone.
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      960
      Trails Mountain Bike
      641
      Trails E-Bike
      140
      Trails Horse
      195
      Trails Hike
      622
      Trails Trail Running
      620
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      116
      Trails Observed Trials
      8
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      80
      Trails Snowmobile
      19
      Trails Snowshoe
      62
      Trails Downhill Ski
      168
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      34
      Trails Nordic Ski
      129
      Total Distance
      1,714 mile
      Total Descent
      340,892 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,112 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,151 ft
      Reports
      3,370
      Photos
      1,496
      Ridden Counter
      57,196

      Outside Logo Articles

      Race Report: Mitch Ropelato & Porsha Murdock Win Big Mountain Enduro Big Sky Season Opener
      Aug 26, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      8 stages and roughly 5000 feet of climbing dispersed between the transitions.
      [Updated] Mountain Biker Attacked by Grizzly Bear Near Big Sky, Montana
      May 26, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      The man in his 60s was critically injured but is in stable condition.
      Race Report: Big Mountain Enduro Round 4 - Big Sky, MT
      Aug 7, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      For its penultimate stop of 2019, the Big Mountain Enduro made its way to Southwest Montana.
      Race Report: Round 3 of the 2019 Montana Enduro Series - Big Sky Resort
      Jul 30, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      From low angle flow to the steepest of rock waterfalls and root filled chutes.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Big Sky Resort 5 20 12 13
      Northern Gallatin Range 18 35 26 3
      Triangle Trail System 31 2
      Bridger Range 15 13 4
      Crosscut Trail System 15 9 1
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      Popular Gallatin County Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      Mountain to Meadow connection to Town Center
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      South Mother Lode (Lower)
      Copper City
      Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      Snake Charmer
      Big Sky Resort
      Bangtail Divide North (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      Painted Hills
      Triangle Trail System
      Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      Sourdough Canyon (Gate To Bridge)
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Painted Hills Gap
      Triangle Trail System

      Gallatin County Mountain Bike Routes

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      North Fork Loop
      Big Sky Resort
      8 miles
      Mile to Sheep
      Lionhead
      27 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Snake Charmer to Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Resort
      6 miles
      Bangtail Divide (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      22 miles
      DT BZN > Sourdough > History > South Cottonwood
      Northern Gallatin Range
      45 miles
      Triple Crown of Bozeman
      Northern Gallatin Range
      68 miles
      Green Eagle Loop
      Copper City
      4 miles
      Targhee the Fun Way
      Lionhead
      15 miles
      Shootpark w/WOD
      Moser
      27 miles
      Copper Chimera
      Copper City
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 8 rides
      Past Week
      • 46 rides

      Photos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      trail: Elbow
      247 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:35am
      Aug 28, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      222 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:52am
      Aug 28, 2016
      295 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 22, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      134 |
      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:04am
      Aug 10, 2016
      550 |
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 28, 2015
      trail: Elbow
      174 |
      Aug 8, 2015 @ 8:07am
      Aug 8, 2015
      trail: Soul Hole
      254 |
      Aug 24, 2009 @ 7:15am
      Aug 24, 2009
      trail: Soul Hole
      287 |
      Sep 10, 2005 @ 7:00pm
      Sep 10, 2005

      Videos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      Toads at the top bridge
      10 | Sep 6, 2022
      Big sky Resort Lobo
      trail: Lobo
      127 | May 8, 2022
      Into the Backcountry on the Esker Rowl
      1467 | Jan 3, 2022
      MES Practice Day 1
      trail: Lobo
      | Oct 18, 2021
      Rо̄wlin'
      135 | Aug 26, 2021
      On trail with the Esker Elkat
      111 | Jul 6, 2021
      Road Gap Crash
      trail: Joker Lips
      209 | Jun 26, 2021
      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 116 | Oct 9, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

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      user #1527422BoiseJennywishlistrouteThe Gallatin Trail, Montana
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 2:06pm
      2 days
      user #1118084jeepnphreakriddentrailShafthouse
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 9:55am
      Jan 23, 2023
      user #3094511JoeUtahwishlisttrailYellowstone Branch Trail
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #1065515montechieriddentrailMt. Blackmore
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 9:03am
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #1134513LukemarshallwishlistrouteBangtail Divide (IMBA Epic)
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 9:55am
      Jan 21, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #836074Ztondrereport440 AbbreviatedThe 440 trail is still good to go. It’s just...
      Oct 18, 2022 @ 7:21pm
      Oct 18, 2022
      user #1554177Jrmooney89report440 AbbreviatedI find it interesting that the Forest Service...
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 3:11pm
      Oct 11, 2022
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailSouth Mother Lode (Upper)These are good trails. Lots of rocks,...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 12:09pm
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #21409742WheeledGapertrailTriple Tree Loop⚠️Trailhead closed until 10/12 at the...
      Oct 5, 2022 @ 5:16pm
      Oct 5, 2022
      user #656579willdupontreportLembas Connectord add
      Sep 30, 2022 @ 11:00am
      Sep 30, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6411,332 mile213,560 ft534 miles6,096 ft
      1,4393,3438655,676
      E-Bike140531 miles59,127 ft177 miles5,499 ft
      22,1973652
      Horse195727 miles95,899 ft249 miles5,853 ft
      61,15059
      Hike6221,409 mile206,781 ft527 miles7,093 ft
      373,271125,389
      Trail Running6201,407 mile204,734 ft525 miles6,565 ft
      43,271127,643
      Dirtbike/Moto116467 miles54,350 ft160 miles5,499 ft
      51,00380
      Observed Trials832 miles3,307 ft11 miles2,605 ft
      113
      ATV/ORV/OHV80342 miles28,054 ft105 miles5,240 ft
      90817
      Snowmobile19145 miles8,455 ft39 miles3,970 ft
      12828
      Snowshoe62150 miles11,716 ft61 miles3,917 ft
      174101
      Downhill Ski16888 miles85,781 ft84 miles4,321 ft
      923,855
      Backcountry Ski34110 miles7,448 ft32 miles5,781 ft
      1562,485
      Nordic Ski128149 miles11,066 ft61 miles4,829 ft
      21765,648
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