3 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-1,874 ft
Descent
00:23:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sypes Canyon Trail

Sypes Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Bridger Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #20556 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    USFS

One of the closest and most popular trails near Bozeman. Gain elevation quickly as you dive in and out of gullies on the west side of the Bridgers eventually gaining a ridge with superb views of the Gallatin valley. The trail becomes rockier and lurches upward above this point before intersecting with the Bridger Foothills trail. Sypes Canyon is subject to the Trail time share plan which prohibits mountain biking on Saturdays from June 16- Sept 5.

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More Stats for Sypes Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,620 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,200 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,820 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,820 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,200 ft
  • Grade
    -9.644%
  • Grade max
    -41.929%
  • Grade min
    33.093%
  • Distance climb
    2,807 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    432 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:51
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Sypes Canyon Trail Reports

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      Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:08am
      Sep 20, 2018
      Dry where the sun has hit but once you head down to middle it’s wet and greasy, rideable tho
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:22pm
      Jun 16, 2018
      All dry and all good
      May 15, 2018 @ 8:50am
      May 15, 2018
      Few wet spots but no mud. Recent rain showers have made the dirt very tacky.
      May 15, 2018 @ 8:49am
      May 15, 2018
      Few wet spots but no mud. All the snow is gone to the foothills trail.
      May 11, 2018 @ 10:34am
      May 11, 2018
      Only a few small patches of snow. Dry and tacky. Prime condition
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      Jun 2, 2018
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