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Bear Trap Canyon

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8.1 Miles 13.0 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

494' 150 m

Ascent

-281' -86 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

4,772' 1,455 m

High

4,533' 1,382 m

Low

Shared By valleytrash

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A great fall/winter/spring trail near Bozeman.

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Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Runner Notes

The majority of the trail is rocky and technical, with some short cruiser sections.

Description

"Bear Trap Canyon is a spectacular drainage encompassing 6,000 acres in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness within the Madison Range. The Madison River, its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park, rages throughout the remote, roadless canyon for 9 miles, from Ennis Lake to the Madison River Bridge." -Outside Bozeman

The trail drops down to meet the river periodically throughout its length, offering opportunities to filter water.

Directions: From Bozeman, drive 9 miles west to Four Corners on Hwy. 191. Continue 20.7 miles west on Hwy. 84 to Bear Trap Road on the left. It is located by the Bear Trap recreational area sign, just before the bridge crossing of the Madison River. Turn left and drive on the gravel road 3.2 miles along the east of the river. The trailhead parking area is at the end of the road.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for snakes!

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Oct 11, 2015
Doug Eby
Very nice out and back style run. A nice mix between easy grass trails and technical rock falls. 16mi — 9h 00m
Apr 12, 2015
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