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Recommended Routes in Southwestern Montana - 45

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Favorite Lava Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Lava Lake Trail

5.7 mi 9.1 km 1,581' Up 481.85 m Up 1,579' Down 481.15 m Down

Big Sky, MT
Favorite Mountain goat
Difficult

Bridger Ridge Traverse

18.7 mi 30.1 km 4,060' Up 1237.47 m Up 6,840' Down 2084.7 m Down

Bozeman, MT
Favorite View of the valley
Difficult

Pine Creek Lake

10.4 mi 16.7 km 3,391' Up 1033.58 m Up 3,391' Down 1033.51 m Down

Livingston, MT
Favorite A steel suspension bridge (built in 1936) that crosses the Yellowstone River.
Difficult

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

12.9 mi 20.7 km 1,545' Up 471 m Up 2,036' Down 620.5 m Down

Mammoth…, WY
Favorite Hyalite basin
Intermediate

Hyalite Peak

15.0 mi 24.1 km 3,245' Up 989.1 m Up 3,245' Down 988.98 m Down

Bozeman, MT
Favorite On the Sky Rim Trail, looking west toward Dailey Pass.
Difficult

Sky Rim - West

19.4 mi 31.3 km 4,313' Up 1314.66 m Up 4,313' Down 1314.57 m Down

Gardiner, MT
Favorite Spring Leaves
Difficult

Wilson Peak

12.5 mi 20.1 km 4,164' Up 1269.08 m Up 4,163' Down 1268.88 m Down

Big Sky, MT
Favorite The falls!
Intermediate

Crow Creek Falls Trail

5.9 mi 9.5 km 896' Up 273.1 m Up 896' Down 273.01 m Down

Townsend, MT
Favorite The Gallatin Mountain Range from the Gallatin Divide
Difficult

Gallatin Crest Trail

23.7 mi 38.1 km 5,046' Up 1537.98 m Up 3,626' Down 1105.35 m Down

Big Sky, MT

Southwestern Montana Running

  • 4,574 Miles 7,362 Kilometers of Trail
  • 45 Recommended Routes
  • 165 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 392 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 302 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern Montana - 814

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Beehive Basin Trail #40
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT 14 
10.7 mi 17.3 km #2Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Cottonwood Lake
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #4Corbly Gulch Trail #544
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
15.8 mi 25.4 km #5Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
9.1 mi 14.7 km #6Buffalo Horn Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
10.0 mi 16.1 km #7Trespass Creek Trail
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #8East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail #434
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
24.6 mi 39.7 km #9Bangtail Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
7.7 mi 12.3 km #10Chestnut Mountain Trail #458
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT

Photos of Southwestern Montana - 362

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Wounded Man Lake.
Apr 25, 2015 near Cooke City, MT
Views from the overlook
Nov 12, 2019 near Hamilton, MT
The Down River Ski Loop goes right along the Madison River for a good ways.
May 2, 2016 near West Ye…, MT
Looking west just south of Rattlesnake Butte at sunset.
Apr 24, 2016 near Gardiner, MT
View of the Bridger Mountains from Peet's Hill.
Dec 3, 2020 near Bozeman, MT
Flag trees with Sacagawea Peak in the background
Jul 30, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
On the Sky Rim Trail, looking west toward Dailey Pass.
May 7, 2016 near Big Sky, MT
Mountain goat
Apr 23, 2015 near Bozeman, MT