26.4 miles
9,517 ft
-9,574 ft
2 miles
High Point

Resort Information

This years much anticipated Big Sky BME season opener will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the gnarliest trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event in August, racers can expect 4 stages per day and over 9,000 feet of descending. True to any BME event, there will be a solid mix of lift access stages combined with pedal transitions each race day.

Note that due to major construction, the Swiftcurrent lift will NOT operate at any time throughout the summer and fall and some trails will unfortunately be closed until the construction phase is complete. Therefore, all race stages (including practice days) on the Swiftcurrent side of the mountain will be pedal access only for this year’s BME event. Everything on the Ramcharger and Andesite side of the mountain will be open to the public.

The terrain at Big Sky is steep, big and technical. Not to mention some of the best scenery and natural beauty on the BME tour. Each stage will feature a unique mix of black loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high speed singletrack, natural features, tight switchbacks and enough challenging terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy lift serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to the Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort adds to and improves its network of downhill and flow trails. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.

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Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro - Big Sky 2021 is a 26 mile extreme race route located near Big Sky Montana. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 9,517 ft with a max elevation of 8,818 ft then descends -9,574 ft.

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Trails in Route

ELSH Connect2 miles
Africa Access1 mile
Joker Lips4,547 ft
Trapper2,667 ft
Joker Lips5,039 ft
Wardance1,076 ft
Mineshaft240 ft
Coolridge4 miles
Blackfoot659 ft
Revenge4,856 ft


  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    BME Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Big Sky 2021 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 54 min
  • Altitude change
    -57 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,552 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,956 ft


  1. Bike northeast on Gambler.
  2. Continue for 60 meters.
  3. Turn right onto Lower Service Road.
  4. Continue for 30 meters.
  5. Turn right onto South Service Road.
  6. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  7. Turn right onto Elbow.
  8. Continue for 200 meters.
  9. Turn left to stay on Elbow.
  10. Continue for 200 meters.
  11. Turn right to stay on Elbow.
  12. Continue for 500 meters.
  13. Bike southwest on South Service Road.
  14. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  15. Turn right onto Lobo.
  16. Continue for 500 meters.
  17. Turn left to stay on Lobo.
  18. Continue for 900 meters.
  19. Turn left onto Gambler.
  20. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  21. Turn right onto Lower Service Road.
  22. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  23. Make a right U-turn onto Ramcharger Road.
  24. Continue for 30 meters.
  25. Bike north on Revenge.
  26. Continue for 300 meters.
  27. Bike northwest on Revenge.
  28. Continue for 800 meters.
  29. Make a sharp left onto Lower Service Road.
  30. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  31. Make a sharp right onto Yogis.
  32. Continue for 400 meters.
  33. Turn left onto Gambler.
  34. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  35. Turn right onto Lower Service Road.
  36. Continue for 100 meters.
  37. Bear left onto Joker Lips.
  38. Continue for 80 meters.
  39. Bike west on Joker Lips.
  40. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  41. Turn left onto Happy Hooves.
  42. Continue for 100 meters.
  43. Bike west on Scherminator.
  44. Continue for 400 meters.
  45. Turn right onto Ambush Loop DT.
  46. Continue for 20 meters.
  47. Keep left to stay on Ambush Loop DT.
  48. Continue for 500 meters.
  49. Turn left to stay on Ambush Loop DT.
  50. Continue for 200 meters.
  51. Bike north on Joker Lips.
  52. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  53. Bear right onto Blue Room (Lower).
  54. Continue for 100 meters.
  55. Turn right onto Wardance.
  56. Continue for 400 meters.
  57. Bear left onto Coolridge.
  58. Continue for 90 meters.
  59. Turn right onto Blackfoot.
  60. Continue for 200 meters.
  61. Turn left onto Mountain to Meadow.
  62. Continue for 40 meters.
  63. Bear right onto Ambush Loop DT.
  64. Continue for 400 meters.
  65. Turn right onto Coolridge.
  66. Continue for 6 kilometers.
  67. Turn right onto Coolridge DH.
  68. Continue for 200 meters.
  69. Turn left onto Ambush Loop DT.
  70. Continue for 500 meters.
  71. Bike northwest on Revenge.
  72. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
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Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
trail: Wardance
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Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
trail: Joker Lips
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Aug 19, 2021

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