Trail Conditions

Overall Conditions: πŸ›‘

Across southwestern Montana, the alpine is still melting out from one of the snowiest, coldest winters on record. Trails need time to dry, please do not ride on wet, slushy, or muddy trails. Riding on fragile trails damages them for the rest of the season and requires a ton of work to repair. For the most part, all trails at lower elevations are good to go, but consistent afternoon thunderstorms have left some soft. Always check the weather before heading out.


Bozeman

πŸ›‘ Bridger Range

The west side of the Bridgers is almost 100% melted out, but the east side will take some time. The Forest Service delayed the opening of the Fairy Lake Road due to lingering snowdrifts.

  • Shafthouse is not rideable

  • Bridger Foothills is generally rideable

  • Bangtail Divide is generally rideable, but still holding snow across the upper elevations

    • Grassy Mountain is rideable

    • Stone Creek is rideable

  • Bridger Bowl trails are not rideable

πŸ›‘ Gallatin Range

The Gallatin Foothills are melting and drying fast, with lower-elevation trails almost 100% dry. Upper elevation rides need a few more weeks.

  • Leverich is rideable

  • Moser is not rideable

  • Emerald Lake is not rideable

  • Hyalite Creek is not rideable

  • Storm Castle and Garnet are rideable


Big Sky

πŸ›‘ Gallatin Range

The Gallatin Foothills are melting and drying fast, with lower-elevation trails almost 100% dry. Upper elevation rides need a few more weeks.

  • Storm Castle and Garnet are rideable

  • Porcupine and Buffalo Horn are not rideable

  • Portal Creek is not rideable

πŸ›‘ Madison Range

Lower-elevation trails in the Madison Range around Big Sky are drying, but higher alpine trails will be a while yet. Stay tuned for updates next week.

  • Big Sky Meadow is rideable

  • Big Sky Resort opens to cyclists 6/22

  • Mountain to Meadow Trail is not rideable

  • North Fork Trail is not rideable

  • The Cabin Creek Area trails are not rideable

  • Buck’s Ridge Area trails are not rideable


West Yellowstone

πŸ›‘ Madison Range

Near West Yellowstone, snow is holding on up high.

  • The Cabin Creek Area trails are not rideable

  • Buck’s Ridge Area trails are not rideable

πŸ›‘ Henry’s Lake Mountains

  • Northern trails (Mile, Sheep, etc) are not rideable

  • Southern trails (Targhee Creek, Lionhead, etc) are not rideable

  • Eastern Trails (Denny Creek, Watkins Creek, etc) are not rideable


Livingston

πŸ›‘ Gallatin Range

The Gallatin Foothills are melting and drying fast, with lower-elevation trails almost 100% dry. Upper elevation rides need a few more weeks.

  • North Dry Creek is not rideable

πŸ›‘ Absaroka Range

The Absaroka Range is drying fast and what trails are available are good to go.

  • Suce Creek is rideable

  • Chico Area trails are not rideable


Three Forks

⚠️ Copper City

The trails at Copper City dry fast and drain well, but when they’re wet, TURN BACK.

  • Copper City Lower Trails are rideable when dry, turn back if you leave tracks

⚠️ Lewis and Clark State PArk

Lewis and Clark State Park is dry and the recent trail work by SWMMBA, GVLT, and Lewis and Clark State Park have the trails in their best condition yet. Please do not ride on muddy or snow-covered trails as damage becomes very difficult to repair once everything dries out.

  • Lewis and Clark State Park Trails are open


Ennis

πŸ›‘ tobacco Root Mountains

The Tobacco Root Mountains are still socked in with snow, even low lying trails are damaging to ride with a mix of slush, mud, and ice.

  • Lost Cabin Lake Trail is not rideable

  • Revenue Flats Area is rideable