23 miles
Distance
4,652 ft
Climb
-4,562 ft
Descent
03:57:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bangtail Divide (IMBA Epic) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Bozeman
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Global Ranking
    #8445
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This IMBA Epic is one of the most famous rides around Bozeman for a reason, stunning views of the Bridger and Crazy Mountains and mile after mile of glorious singletrack. Trail can be ridden in either direction although most people ride it south to north in order to take advantage of the switchback intensive climb of Stone Creek and the fast and flowy descent of Grassy Mountain.

Access Info

Take MT Hwy 86/Bridger Canyon Drive North from Bozeman. Either leave a car at the Bracket Creek Trailhead (100 feet up Bracket Creek Road which is past Bridger Ski Area) to shuttle you back to Stone Creek once the singletrack part of the ride is complete or grind out a few road miles as a cool down at the end of the ride back to Stone Creek.

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More Stats for Bangtail Divide (IMBA Epic) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    90 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,698 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,925 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,698 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,788 ft
  • Grade
    0.076%
  • Grade max
    -52.783%
  • Grade min
    50.149%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    03:57:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:43
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Bangtail Divide... Trail Reports

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Jul 9, 2017 @ 3:36pm
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 2, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Jul 2, 2017
A few short sections that are still a little wet, but otherwise is riding amazing. They just had a foot race and the whole trail is in great shape.
Jun 20, 2017 @ 1:37pm
Jun 20, 2017
There were a couple big soupy puddles but 99% of the trail is perfectly dry. I rode June 19
Jun 17, 2017 @ 5:17pm
Jun 17, 2017
Super muddy. Expect a full bike cleaning when you get back. Trail was filled with a few motocross groups also.
Jun 15, 2017 @ 7:25am
Jun 15, 2017
Rode this trail yesterday. Still significant mud to report, as well as snow covering the higest 25% of the trail. Fun if you like a good epic!
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Jun 15, 2017 @ 7:45pm
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Jun 15, 2017 @ 7:44pm
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Jun 10, 2017 @ 4:11pm
Jun 10, 2017
Bangtail Divide (IMBA Epic)

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1 Review & Comments

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flag flow424 (Jul 31, 2017 at 8:54)
 Motorized access is destroying this trail. Sad to see a epic trail slowly erode into a rutted v rather than smooth flowing singletrack
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