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This route has steep climbs, great views and ample opportunity to spot wildlife.


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Map Key

49.1

Miles

79.0

KM

Point to Point

10,043' 3,061 m

High

4,878' 1,487 m

Low

8,732' 2,662 m

Up

10,339' 3,151 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This section of the Montana 406 Trail travels through the Hyalite-Porcupine Horn Wilderness Study Area then follows the Gallatin Crest Trail to Hyalite Peak before it descends into Emigrant.

Description

This section climbs steeply quickly entering the Hyalite-Porcupine Horn WSA. Then intersecting Gallatin Crest Trail following it to Hyalite Peak (10058-ft) the high point of this section. Then turning east, it descends sharply into Emigrant. Wilderness hiking etiquette is required in WSAs. Bear spray and bear safety protocols are highly recommended.

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Philip Davis

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Photos

The Gallatin Mountain Range from the Gallatin Divide
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Approaching The Sentinal.
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Deer on the Gallatin Crest Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Ramshorn Peak
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Ramshorn Peak
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Ramshorn Peak
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT

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