5.6 miles
Distance
689 ft
Climb
-1,423 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is a local's favorite Mount Helena Ridge ride, ending with Show-Me-the-Horse Trail. It is an extremely popular way to take advantage of the Bike Helena Trail Rider shuttle. Be careful exiting the bottom of Horse trail onto Grizzly Gulch Road

The only drawback to this route is that by choosing Show-Me-the-Horse Trail, you lose out on the two miles of the Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Lower), which are pretty sweet. Better make another lap!

Optional: descend Emmett's Trail, and climb back up Mini Ridge before continuing down the Ridge.

Detailed Description
Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Helena Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 689 ft with a max elevation of 5,821 ft then descends -1,423 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    29
More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    58 min 27 sec
  • Altitude change
    -734 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,469 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -58.6%
  • Grade min
    68.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    535 ft
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)
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