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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)
      986
      Trails Mountain Bike
      650
      Trails E-Bike
      160
      Trails Horse
      217
      Trails Hike
      649
      Trails Trail Running
      646
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      131
      Trails Observed Trials
      9
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      93
      Trails Snowmobile
      19
      Trails Snowshoe
      79
      Trails Downhill Ski
      168
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      45
      Trails Nordic Ski
      129
      Total Distance
      1,765 mile
      Total Descent
      338,573 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,112 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,151 ft
      Reports
      4,331
      Photos
      1,602
      Ridden Counter
      90,747

      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 Gallatin County Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      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
      Snake Charmer
      Big Sky Resort
      Stone Creek - Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Mountains
      Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      Painted Hills
      Triangle Trail System
      Grassy Mountain - Bangtail Divide North (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Mountains
      Gambler
      Big Sky Resort
      Sourdough Canyon (Gate To Bridge)
      Northern Gallatin Range

      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 Mountains
      22 miles
      The Gallatin Trail, Montana
      Northern Gallatin Range
      112 miles
      Targhee the Fun Way
      Lionhead
      15 miles
      Downey's and Out
      Crosscut Trail System
      3 miles
      Warming Shelter Loop
      Crosscut Trail System
      2 miles
      Crosscut Figure 8
      Crosscut Trail System
      4 miles
      NICA Course 2023
      Crosscut Trail System
      4 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 75 rides

      Photos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      trail: Elbow
      294 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:35am
      Aug 28, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      249 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:52am
      Aug 28, 2016
      355 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 22, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      155 |
      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:04am
      Aug 10, 2016
      681 |
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 28, 2015
      trail: Elbow
      198 |
      Aug 8, 2015 @ 8:07am
      Aug 8, 2015
      trail: Soul Hole
      294 |
      Aug 24, 2009 @ 7:15am
      Aug 24, 2009
      trail: Soul Hole
      327 |
      Sep 10, 2005 @ 7:00pm
      Sep 10, 2005

      Videos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      Toads at the top bridge
      40 | Sep 6, 2022
      Big sky Resort Lobo
      trail: Lobo
      215 | May 8, 2022
      Into the Backcountry on the Esker Rowl
      1518 | Jan 3, 2022
      MES Practice Day 1
      trail: Lobo
      | Oct 18, 2021
      Rо̄wlin'
      181 | Aug 26, 2021
      On trail with the Esker Elkat
      154 | Jul 6, 2021
      Road Gap Crash
      trail: Joker Lips
      249 | Jun 26, 2021
      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 198 | Oct 9, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 12:00pm
      Feb 24, 2024
      Prevalent MudMelting and muddy. Diane even leave the...Coppolillo
      Painted Hills
      Triangle Trail System
      Feb 5, 2024 @ 6:40am
      Feb 5, 2024
      Freeze/thaw CycleHike summers8288
      Sourdough Trail Goldenstein
      Triangle Trail System
      Jan 29, 2024 @ 7:42am
      Jan 29, 2024
      Freeze/thaw CycleTrail Running summers8288
      Connector
      Triangle Trail System
      Jan 29, 2024 @ 7:26am
      Jan 29, 2024
      Freeze/thaw CycleTrail Running summers8288
      Copper City Road
      Copper City
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 11:51am
      Jan 28, 2024
      Prevalent MudPrevalent mud and snow on Green Eagle...lbkellison
      Moser Road (Primary Branch)
      Moser
      Jan 27, 2024 @ 12:03pm
      Jan 27, 2024
      Snow Packed Going through a daily freeze thaw,...livefreerdie SWMMBA
      FS 6211
      Moser
      Jan 27, 2024 @ 4:21am
      Jan 27, 2024
      Prevalent MudNordic Ski summers8288
      Lindley Spur
      Triangle Trail System
      Jan 11, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jan 11, 2024
      Snow PackedHike summers8288
      Peet's Hill Easy Climb
      Triangle Trail System
      Jan 11, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jan 11, 2024
      Snow PackedHike summers8288
      Peet's Hill Singletrack
      Triangle Trail System
      Jan 11, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jan 11, 2024
      Snow PackedHike summers8288

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes


      • Great Western Trail
           
        • Mountain Bike
        • E-Bike
        • Horse
        • Hike
        • Trail Running
        • Dirtbike/Moto
        • ATV/ORV/OHV

      Activity Feed

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      stedyeddywishlisttrailactivity #49600520 and 1 more
      Feb 27, 2024 @ 10:13pm
      6 hours
      stedyeddywishlisttrailactivity #49588179
      Feb 27, 2024 @ 10:16am
      18 hours
      EatHH49wishlistrouteactivity #49566920
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 7:29pm
      1 day
      Coppolillocommentreportactivity #49483496
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 12:02pm
      Feb 24, 2024
      Coppolilloaddreportactivity #49483469
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 12:00pm
      Feb 24, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      CoppolilloreportGreen Eagle SouthDidn’t leave the lot… don’t know about...
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 12:02pm
      Feb 24, 2024
      edwardsk33trailTriple Tree LoopIt’s very slick in the afternoons when the...
      Dec 21, 2023 @ 7:50pm
      Dec 21, 2023
      UncleFatboyreportTriple Tree Loopor walk or run for that matter
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 4:26pm
      Dec 20, 2023
      DavashbytrailMountain to MeadowIs the trail closed for the season? The...
      Oct 17, 2023 @ 9:34am
      Oct 17, 2023
      2WheeledGapertrailJohnson Canyon Moto TrailNot ideal as a bike trail. Nothing but steep...
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 14, 2023

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6501,337 mile205,180 ft536 miles6,096 ft
      1,5364,2789272,924
      E-Bike160558 miles62,946 ft191 miles5,203 ft
      22,7568966
      Horse217820 miles113,199 ft291 miles5,860 ft
      91,381515
      Hike6491,481 mile209,783 ft551 miles7,093 ft
      364,185128,644
      Trail Running6461,479 mile207,740 ft550 miles6,565 ft
      54,1851212,251
      Dirtbike/Moto131511 miles62,477 ft183 miles5,203 ft
      71,13898
      Observed Trials935 miles3,802 ft13 miles2,605 ft
      215
      ATV/ORV/OHV93367 miles32,536 ft119 miles5,056 ft
      499920
      Snowmobile19145 miles7,661 ft38 miles3,970 ft
      14533
      Snowshoe79206 miles18,707 ft81 miles5,860 ft
      1271157
      Downhill Ski16888 miles85,781 ft84 miles4,321 ft
      1787,007
      Backcountry Ski45158 miles13,573 ft49 miles5,860 ft
      25413,620
      Nordic Ski129152 miles11,421 ft62 miles4,829 ft
      12678,630
      • By ianjones SWMMBA & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, SWMMBA, HCC
      • #39302 - 2,748 views

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