Bear Trap Canyon
ElevationAscent: 494' 150 m
Descent: -281' -86 m
High: 4,772' 1,455 m
Low: 4,533' 1,382 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A great fall/winter/spring trail near Bozeman.”— valleytrash
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.
Land Manager: USFS - Gallatin National Forest Office
May 6, 2019: Prescribed Burning Efforts Begin in Gallatin Canyon