12.5 miles
Distance
845 ft
Climb
-3,406 ft
Descent
01:12:04
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    Land Manager

Dry Gulch Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

A dirt road connecting the South Side Road to the ridge of the Grave Creek Range. From the bottom the first couple of miles are open to vehicles. After that the road is gated and closed to motorized vehicles. There is parking available near the gate. Beyond the gate the road is in good shape and generally smooth with good views of the Missoula valley as you gain elevation. At the top there is a small section of hike-a-bike required to connect to the Grave Creek Growler jeep road.

Access Info

The bottom of the road is easily accessed from the South Side Road. It's possible to drive the first couple of miles and park at the gate. Finding the road from the top is more challenging. A GPS is recommended to locate the turn. A few hundred feet of hike-a-bike on an old road bed separates the rideable road from the Grave Creek Growler jeep trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dry Gulch Road mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,561 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,239 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,800 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,800 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,239 ft
  • Grade
    -3.882%
  • Grade max
    -33.489%
  • Grade min
    27.454%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,709 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:04
  • Avg reverse time
    01:56:20
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Miriamzang (Jun 14, 2020 at 16:56)
       This does not connect to Grave Creek Growler anymore. The south end of the trail is completely overgrown (maybe a landslide?) and impassable by any vehicle.
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      bikeskifish (May 6, 2022 at 10:05)
       Watch out for a guy in a white Chevy 2500. If you drive slightly too slow he will absolutely flip out on you. He says he built and owns the road but the land is a public lands lease
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