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blue Sypes Canyon

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3.3 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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 hike near Bozeman.

samh Haraldson

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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Dec 9, 2018
Warren S
Oct 21, 2018
Warren S
Sep 6, 2018
Katie K
Walk/run
Jul 28, 2018
Alex Hostetler
Great trail run. Beautiful views of Bozeman from the ridge. A little rocky but very well maintained trailhead and trail. 6.6mi
Jul 4, 2018
Rachel Stinson
A fun place to watch the fireworks from. Totally passable at night. An easy hike with great views. Be smart- there are mountain lions in the area. — 1h 30m
Jun 2, 2018
Fermin Guerra
Apr 21, 2018
Lexi Mehlmauer
3mi
Feb 24, 2018
Aislin Reynolds

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

#5

in Bozeman

#4360

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#5

in Bozeman

#117

in Montana

#4,360

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