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blue Sypes Canyon

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3.3 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,600' 488 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 6,816' 2,078 m
Low: 5,239' 1,597 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

A popular afternoon run near Bozeman.

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Sypes Canyon Trail is a good one for getting your heart rate up. It starts out for a short period of time flat and straight but quickly begins switchbacking as it heads towards joining the Bridger Foothills Trail. This trail can be an out and back, or can be joined for a loop with Truman Gulch, The College M Trail, or Middle Cottonwood.

From the trailhead make your way up the path gaining elevation gently. Once you're warmed-up, prepare for the real workout and the switchbacks begin. Things mellow out slightly as you gain one of the shoulders coming off the Bridger Ridge, but things don't get much easier. Continue climbing either until you reach an obvious promontory overlooking Bozeman or continue to the top where the trail joins the Bridger Foothills Trail.

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May 23, 2019
royrogersmcfreely
good run 4.1mi
Apr 17, 2019
royrogersmcfreely
pretty slushy on 80 percent of the trail. 5.4mi — 1h 29m

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  4.3 from 12 votes

#5

in Bozeman

#4448

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#5

in Bozeman

#126

in Montana

#4,448

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