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Bangtail Divide - IMBA Epic

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Rank: #1 in Bozeman
#1 in Montana
#46 Overall
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“Close-to-town access to an intermediate but lengthy ride featuring views of multiple mountain ranges”
Sam Haraldson on May 24, 2013
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25.0 Miles 75% Singletrack 3,611’ Ascent -3,309’ Descent 5,479’ Low 7,923’ High
Overview
Built in 2003, the Bangtail Divide Trail (BDT) quickly became the local go-to trail for those looking for a long ride without a long drive. The BDT offers easy access to a ridgeline traverse with stellar views of multiple mountain ranges, fields of wildflowers and well-crafted singletrack sections guaranteed to satisfy.

Highlights include: switchbacks, ridgetop singletrack, and flowing downhill.
Need To Know
There is little to no water on this route so plan accordingly.
Description
Either set up a car shuttle, or start with a 7 miles of road riding south down Bridger Canyon Rd.

Once you hit dirt, expect to climb, climb, climb. Rigorous switchbacks take you to the top of the divide where the climb becomes more gradual and you are treated to views of the Bridgers, Crazies, Absarokas, Beartooths, Gallatins, Madisons, and Tobacco Roots.

The divide section is through vast open prairies and short sections of shaded trees. The last section of the trail is the fun begins. First a lengthy flowing section off the divide as you leave the top of the range proper, then one last climb to the top of Grassy Mountain, followed by the sweeping, curving downhill of the Grassy Mountain trail to finish.
History & Background
The trail was built by crews led by Terry Johnson, a local trail building legend, who was ahead of the sustainable, bike-friendly building curve by delivering backcountry grade reversals, rideable switchbacks and flowing lines long before these techniques were popularized.
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4.5 (2)
Consistent burly climbing for a stellar, freeride downhill
near Bozeman, MT

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PHOTOS of Bangtail Divide - IMBA Epic
 3.0 from 5 votes
Overlooking the Bridger Mountain Range to the West (Clyde Park, MT)
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