Solo ride Bangtail Divide

The Bangtail Divide Trail offers 23 miles of singletrack riding within 15 minutes of Bozeman. With around 2500 vertical feet of climbing and apparently over 70 switchbacks, the payoff includes beautiful mountain meadows, mature forests, and views of the Bridgers, Absorokas, and Crazies. And, of course, you get plenty of clearcuts and lots of other riders (including motorized dirt bikes) on this popular trail.

 Starting at the Brackett Creek Trailhead, I ended up at the Stone Creek Trailhead 3 hours later. I left my car at my friend Brian's house (2 miles from Stone Creek Trailhead), and he gave me a lift to Brackett Creek to start the ride. The trail itself isn't very technical, although some of the descents are very fast and there are many tight switchbacks to navigate.

Start here

Nice bike


A big meadow

Finish here