2 miles
245 ft
-619 ft
1 miles
High Point


  • Riding Area
    Crazy Mountains
    Livingston, Montana
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    Both Directions
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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 Lowline is. This trail is on private land so be careful to stick to what you think the trail is. The south end 271 Ibex is easy(to find) and the best section. The best place to start is the Ibex Trailhead.

Access Info

From Livingston, travel north on U.S. Highway 89 just past Clyde Park. Turn right onto Cottonwood Bench Road and continue 3 miles. Turn right onto Cottonwood Road and proceed for about 7 miles, to the intersection of Upper Cottonwood Creek Road and Lower Cottonwood Road. Turn left on Upper Cottonwood Creek Road. Take the next right, continuing on Upper Cottonwood Creek Road. 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.


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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,626 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,101 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,727 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,953 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,142 ft
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on Oct 23, 2018
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
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Directions to 269-horse-creek-tie trailhead (46.008780, -110.429050)
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269 - Horse... Trail Reports

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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