Bangtail Divide - IMBA EPIC
ElevationAscent: 3,611' 1,101 m
Descent: -3,309' -1,009 m
High: 7,923' 2,415 m
Low: 5,479' 1,670 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“Close-to-town access to an intermediate but lengthy ride featuring views of multiple mountain ranges”— samh Haraldson
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Highlights include: switchbacks, ridgetop singletrack, and flowing downhill.
Need to Know
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.