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Summer Trails & Backcountry Information in the Big Sky Area

Last revised: Wed, Jun 6, 2012

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The Weather in Big Sky is unpredictable. There are no accurate figures for Big Sky's climate, Click here for climatic statistics for Bozeman and West Yellowstone. Keep in mind that Big Sky's temperatures fall somewhere in between the two, but if you are headed into the high country it is usually colder with higher levels of precipitation in most months. During the Spring and Summer months, afternoon thunderstorms are common and can result in drastic temperature drops.Sign on Taylor Fork FS Road

  • Always bring extra food and clothing.
  • Prepare for the worst.
  • When biking, bring parts as most of the rides access very remote country.

Sign on Taylor Fork FS Road. Several epic rides access prime grizzly habitat. Never ride alone. Maximize your presence.

Bears, both black and grizzly, inhabit our region. They are most active from March until November, but can be seen any time of year including Winter. Traveling in groups and making noise to maximize your presence is the best line of defense. Bear mace, available in our store, has been found to be quite effective at deterring bears should they charge. Bears of both varieties, but grizzlies in particular, should be treated with great respect, avoiding confrontations when possible. Mountain bikers need to be especially careful, since they tend to travel quickly and quietly.

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Mountain Bike Trail Conditions

Trail

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Latest Conditions

Average Riding Season

Grizzly Loop

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Open June 15.

Late April thru September

Beehive Ridge to North Fork Loop

Snowy.

Late June thru September.

Little Wapiti Creek Loop

Snowy.

Late June thru September.

First Yellow Mule to Buck Ridge

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Snow starting at 8000'.

Pica Point Loop


Snow.

Late June thru September.

Wapiti to Sage Creek Loop

Snow.

June thru September.

Teepee to Buffalo Horn

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Snow.

June thru September.

Ramshorn Lake to Porcupine Creek

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Snow.

June thru September.

Portal to Porcupine Creek

Snow.

July thru September.

Garnet Mountain Loop

Snow.

Mica Creek Loop

Clear with some snow at top.

June thru September.

Additional Bike maps, guide books and information available at grizzly outfitters - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us!

Big Sky Resort Downhill Trails

Trail Maps available from Big Sky Resort

Open.

June thru September.

Hiking Trail Conditions

Trail

Latest Conditions

Average Season

Porcupine Creek

Clear.

Late April thru September

North Fork

Bottom clear.

Late June thru September.

Beehive Basin

Snow at Lake.

Late June thru September.

Lava Lake

Snow at top.

June thru September.

Specimen Creek

Snow.

June thru September.

Cinnamon Creek

First three miles clear.

June thru September.


Maps, guide books and back country information available at grizzly outfitters - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us!