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6 miles
3,344 ft
-314 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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No matter the direction ridden, this trail will provide a true backcountry experience in a spectacular setting. The grade is moderate for the most part but occasional steep pitches and the overall ruggedness of the trail surface contributes to the overall challenge of this ride. The trail sees relatively light use and can be overgrown during the lush mid-summer months but is well marked with rock cairns where indistinct.

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More Stats for Upper South Cottonwood (Fox Creek to Blackmore) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,029 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,641 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,641 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,861 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,954 ft
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on Aug 4, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-south-cottonwood-fox-creek-to-blackmore trailhead (45.481590, -111.045870)
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Upper South... Trail Reports

Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:41am
Aug 4, 2018
Many trees down (10?) in upper south cottonwood between Fox Creek and Blackmore saddle. Some big, Some small. Otherwise in good condition.
Jul 1, 2018 @ 8:46am
Jul 1, 2018
reporter Deadfall cleared and drain work done from the whole South Cottonwood drainage. Big ol' snow drift still blocking the ridge at the top of S...
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