6 miles
Distance
836 ft
Climb
-1,591 ft
Descent
1 miles
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.

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    22
More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -755 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,450 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,205 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,450 ft
  • Grade
    -2.564%
  • Grade max
    -36.334%
  • Grade min
    33.732%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    797 ft
Avg: 4 (3 votes)
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      Helenduro Stage 2 Preview
      Helenduro Stage 2 Preview
      5:42 | 889 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
      May 17, 2016
      @montanaenduro

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 3:20pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Upper)
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 4:05pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      It WILL be dry, but we were surfing through hail reefs. reporter
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