Cross Country Skiing

The mountains and meadows of Bozeman, Montana, hold some of the best cross country skiing in the country. The nonprofit Bridger Ski Foundation tends to some 70 kilometers of groomed ski trails—many of them in downtown Bozeman. Combine that with several destination-worthy ski centers and you’ll find southwest Montana to be a cross country (aka Nordic) mecca for both expert and beginner skiers.


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320 Ranch

You’ve always dreamed of horseback riding beneath Montana’s soaring clear blue skies, you’ve yearned to fly fish its tumbling trout rivers, and to ski Big Sky Resort or take a sleigh ride through the star dotted Big Sky country...You’ve always talked...

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Bangtail Bike & Ski

Welcome to Southwest Montana’s premier bicycle and ski shop in the heart of downtown Bozeman. Born of an eclectic mix of road and mountain bike heritage Bangtail has become a cycling institution. We carry a full line up of mountain, road, BMX, commuter, urban, fixies, kid’s...

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Bangtail Trail

Bangtail Trail (Grassy Mountain) offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 10.0 miles.Trail Begins: Highway 86Trail Ends: Bangtail StationArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Grassy MountainTownship 1N; Range 7E; Section 8 ...

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Bear Canyon Trail

Bear Canyon Trail is shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed. It offers mountain biking opportunities in summer months.Length: 9.6 km more difficult trail.Trail Begins: BozemanTrail Ends: Bear Canyon AreaArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map ...

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Beehive Basin Trail

Beehive Basin Trail is a moderate 5 km single-track loop near Big Sky. The trail begins with a few switchbacks, which is a bit steep. The route then flattens out for about 1 mile before turning steeply uphill. Near the end is a very steep hill. The view is...

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Big Sky Snowmobile Trail

Some sections of Big Sky Snowmobile Trail are for experienced riders only. Portions of the trail at lower elevations generally follow logging roads and are well marked. Upper portions are more difficult to follow; intermittently marked open country. The trail can be broken down into sections. Bear Creek to Squaw...

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Bob Ward ‘s Sports and Outdoors

Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors is the largest and oldest sporting goods retailer in the state of Montana. Since 1917 we have been committed to providing outstanding customer service, merchandise selection, and value. We sell what we know and that is sporting goods. Gear up with us to RUN, CLIMB,...

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Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Canyon 23 KM

The Bozeman Creek (aka Sourdough Canyon) trail is a wide track that gradually climbs up the canyon, alongside Bozeman Creek on the national forest, with both classic and skate lanes. Groomed by the Bridger Ski Foundation on a regular basis, this is a multi-use trail, so expect to see lots...

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Bridger Creek Golf Course 7KM

The Bridger Creek Golf Course provides some of the best beginner and intermediate in-town cross country skiing in Bozeman. Glide across this stunning course with beautiful views of the Bridger Mountains. Trails are groomed on a regular basis and are part of the Community Nordic Trails groomed by the Bridger...

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Chico Hot Springs

Chico Hot Springs Resort is a destination resort with both a fantastic conference facility and extensive day spa. Chico is as historic as it is romantic. Set on 152 pristine acres at the base of the Rocky Mountains, there is not a better place to host a business meeting, gather with...

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Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center envisions a year-round recreation, sports training and educational facility that provides access to the mountains for human-powered outdoor activities. Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a community non-profit dedicated to conserving the 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area as a year-round recreation, sports training and...

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Custer Gallatin National Forest

The Gallatin National Forest encompasses 2,149,629 acres in south central Montana. The Forest is adjacent to Yellowstone National Park. This Forest contains portions of the Lee Metcalf and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Areas. Big-game species found in the area include bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mule and whitetail deer and Rocky Mountain...

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Highland Glen 10 KM

Features rolling terrain through fields, sagebrush, and low hills. It’s a great place to grab a ski in town with a rural feel, and it features both intermediate and expert terrain.  (This is private land owned by the adjacent hospital, Bozeman Health, so please follow good trail...

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History Rock Trail

History Rock Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 4.0 miles.Trail Begins: 10 miles up Forest Service Road 62 (Hyalite Canyon Road) Trail Ends: Trail 422 (South Cottonwood Creek)Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Fridley PeakUSGS Map2: Mount Blackmore Township 4S; Range 6E; Section 9 ...

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Hyalite 30+KM

Hyalite Canyon serves as the recreational hub of Bozeman. The Forest Service’s winter trail system provides endless miles of cross country skiing—both groomed and ungroomed—throughout the canyon. Most of the 30 km of groomed trails here are better suited to classic skiing due to narrow...

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Hyalite Loop Trail

Sections of Hyalite Loop Ski Trail are shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed.Length: 24 km most difficult trail. Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Fridley Peak ...

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Lindley Park Dog Loop 1 KM

A new addition to Bozeman’s in-town ski trails, this dog-friendly loop provides is just under 1 km and is for skiers and their dogs. Traffic is one way; ski counter-clockwise (go north towards Main St. to start). Please remember that only friendly, well-socialized dogs should be on the trail;...

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Lone Mountain Guest Ranch

For over 100 years, Lone Mountain Ranch has given travelers the true experience of Yellowstone Country. Just 18 miles beyond the northwest border of the park, tucked between the Montana Rockies, rivers and grasslands, and only 40 minutes from the Bozeman Airport, this is where to find and enjoy the good things in...

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Olson Creek Trail

Olson Creek Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. ...

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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Originally built in 1919, Rainbow Ranch Lodge is an award winning, rustic luxury resort that provides both farm-to-table dining and 21 well-appointed guest accommodations, on the banks of the Gallatin River. Its five acres, historic barn and covered deck make it the unparalleled venue for weddings and events wishing for the true...

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Rendezvous Trails

On the edge of Yellowstone Park, enjoy 35 kilometers of Nordic skiing on the Rendezvous Trails. The trails are all on U.S. Forest Service land and are managed by the Forest Service, The West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce, and the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation. Trail passes are required and...

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Round House Ski & Sports

Round House Ski & Sports is a sports specialty shop selling Alpine, Nordic, snowboarding equipment and clothing. We rent skis in town or at Bridger Bowl and during the summer we offer rafts, footwear, bicycles, backpacking equipment and clothing. We have a full-service shop for all seasons. ...

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Sacajawea Middle School 1 KM

This 1 km loops is located on the athletic fields behind the school, with flat, beginner-friendly terrain. The public is welcome to use this trail outside of school hours. Parking: The school is at 3525  S. 3rd.  Park in their Visitor Parking area outside of school hours and walk around...

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Spanish Creek Trail

From the Spanish Creek parking area, there are many options for ski routes into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. This trail is not groomed. The Spanish Creek recreational/rental cabin available for extended trips. Trips further up the canyon to the high country are recommended for strong and experienced ski parties...

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Sunset Hills 3.8 KM (Formerly Lindley)

This loop winds up and down through a large field nestled between Lindley Park and the Hospital. A popular spot for a quick ski, it also is host to after-school lessons, as well as adult clinics, with the Bridger Ski Foundation’s thriving Nordic program. Please, no dogs, foot...

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Sypes Canyon Trail

Sypes Canyon Trail offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months. ...

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Wildhorse/Lick Creek Trail

Wildhorse/Lick Creek Trail is shared with snowmobiles. This trail is not groomed. It offers mountain bike opportunities in summer months.Length: 12.9 km of more difficult trailTrail Begins: Wildhorse\Lick CreekTrail Ends: LoopArea Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map ...

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