Easy smooth climbing from the Big Sky resort base, with a long descent for the payoff, swooping through steep hillside spruce forest, with banked turns and a few sharp switchbacks to keep you on your toes, finishing with a singletrack along the nordic trail system with views of the Middle fork, all the way to Town Center. Watch your braking around the switchbacks which are getting hit hard with lots of traffic.
Family Friendly: This easy trail has a mellow grade and is not technical. It's fun for all levels of rider!
Take the Big Sky shuttle bus, with bike rack, up to the resort base area, or drive a shuttle car. There is a climbing trail to parallel the descent in the planning stages.
From the Big Sky Resort base area, look for signs to Upper South Fork
trail, which heads up a gentle access road under the Ramcharger lift. After less than half a mile, turn left, following the signs on a new machine-built gentle climb. The trail tops out across the Bighorn ski run and exits the ski area boundary to start the rollicking, flowy, and grin-inducing descent. Watch your brakes on the switchbacks to prevent further erosion.
Upper South Fork
Trail ends on the Middle Fork access road, where you can cross and take a narrow trail down Middle Fork
, aka "Poop Shoot," which alternates between singletrack and open nordic trail, with views of the creek and gentle grade all the way. Watch for a left turn, across the creek about half way down, and near the end take a steep short climb and right turn to end on Andesite Road, just above Town Center.