10.5 miles
Distance
1,234 ft
Climb
-1,231 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Copper Chimera offers the shortest access to the High Ore and Motherlode ridgelines, spectacular views of the Gallatin Valley, and a ripping downhill.

Detailed Description
Copper Chimera is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Three Forks Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 21 trails. This route climbs 1,234 ft with a max elevation of 5,409 ft then descends -1,231 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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Rassi (Mar 21, 2021 at 10:22)
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backinmysaddle (Sep 8, 2020 at 12:51)
We had planned to ride the Bridger and Bangtail Ridge trails over labor day weekend but the fire made that impossible. We hit Hyalite trails in Bozeman one day and decided to try out Copper City the other day. It is pretty close to Bozeman, not a bad drive. There trails are fun, very different terrain, etc from Bozeman. Stunning views, nice pump track too. Definitely worth checking out, but bring water and food as it is isolated.
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YannUlrich (Jul 22, 2019 at 11:38)
A must ride trail system if you are traveling through the area.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    552
More Stats for Copper Chimera mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,703 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,737 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,741 ft
  • Grade max
    -29%
  • Grade min
    32.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Green Eagle South
Nov 1, 2022 @ 8:23am
Nov 1, 2022
South Mother Lode (Lower)
Nov 1, 2022 @ 8:22am
Nov 1, 2022
Lower High Ore
Oct 30, 2022 @ 11:04am
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Green Eagle North
Oct 30, 2022 @ 4:04am
Oct 30, 2022
High Ore Connector
Jun 19, 2022 @ 12:49pm
Jun 19, 2022
Trail was fine. But we had bullets actually flying over and next to us from someone shooting without a proper back-stop. Very scary.
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