33.4 miles
Distance
9,775 ft
Climb
-10,797 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Traverse the Western front of the Bridger Range. Bring plenty of water and food, consider overnight preparations.

Detailed Description
Bridger Traverse is a 33 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Bozeman Montana. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 9,775 ft with a max elevation of 8,990 ft then descends -10,797 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Bridger Traverse mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    17 hr 28 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,023 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,022 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,000 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -100.9%
  • Grade min
    87.6%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile

Directions

  1. Bike southwest on Johnson Canyon.
  2. Continue for 10 kilometers.
  3. Turn left onto North Cottonwood Creek (Upper).
  4. Continue for 8 kilometers.
  5. Bear left onto Corbly Gulch (Upper).
  6. Continue for 1 kilometer.
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Western Horsethieves
Western Horsethieves
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#Salsa, #Horsethief, #Montana, #Bozeman
Bridger Foothills Trail
Bridger Foothills Trail
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Feb 13, 2020
July '19. Finally got to check this trail out. It is intense! (The title within the video says Ross Pass, is because I out-in-back'ed Ross Pass to...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bridger Foothills Trail (Sypes to the "M")
May 16, 2024 @ 12:17am
May 16, 2024
Johnson Canyon
Apr 17, 2024 @ 6:23am
Apr 17, 2024
Still some patches of snow from trailhead, can pick your way through till the creek crossing/bridge. From there it is a bit too snowy to ride, Plus more snow fell, needs some time. reporter
Bridger Foothills Trail (Truman to Middle Cottonwood)
Jul 22, 2023 @ 12:52pm
Jul 22, 2023
Bridger Foothills Trail (Corbly to Ross Pass)
Aug 20, 2022 @ 12:21pm
Aug 20, 2022
One or two minor tread slumps on the steep sidehill sections. Don't recall the exact spots but around midway through.
Bridger Foothills Trail (Ross Pass to Truman)
Aug 20, 2022 @ 12:21pm
Aug 20, 2022
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