2.0 miles
245 ft
-619 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crazy Mountains
    Livingston, Montana
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  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #225531 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

This Trail is EXTREMELY hard to find/follow and you will be lucky to come out on the northern end where the actual junction with 267 Porcupine-Ibex is. This trail is on private land so be careful to stick to what you think the trail is. The south end near junction with trail 271 is easy(to find) and the best section.

Access Info

From Livingston, travel north on U.S. Highway 89 just past Clyde Park. Turn right onto Cottonwood Bench Road, follow this road for several miles until you come to Upper Cottonwood Creek Road, take a left on this. Continue approximately 4.5 miles to an intersection and bear left onto Ibex Road (???) following the signs for the next 2.5 miles to the trailhead. In the winter, park at the winter parking area at the intersection of Briggs Lane and Upper Cottonwood Creek Road, which is approximately 9 miles from U.S. Highway 89. The Cottonwood area can be extremely windblown during the winter months. Roads drift in with snow quickly during high winds and may not be plowed for 24 to 48 hours. It is recommended that winter guests carry topographic maps and compasses for navigation since the route may be windblown and difficult to find.


Final driving directions for parking may not be correct. This GPS track was created while trying to course find and may be off by 50 to 100 feet.

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More Stats for 269 - Horse Creek Tie mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,626 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,173 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,101 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,727 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,953 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,142 ft
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      269 - Horse... Trail Reports

      Aug 28, 2022 @ 6:28am
      Aug 28, 2022
      There is a trail often but in meadows, it is easy lose the trail. What doesn’t show on the map are the numerous 19ft drainages (which hide on...
      Jan 20, 2022 @ 8:35am
      Jan 20, 2022
      Trail was “mapped” in an attempt to show connection to the old Porcupine Lowline. Currently it probably doesn’t connect with the new...
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 2:30pm
      Oct 23, 2018
      Overgrown vegetation. also there's a very large tree down where the trail connects to 271.
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      • 4 rides
      • Last: Jul 16, 2023


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