Helmet and Sphinx

Bozeman, Montana

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This is a day hike or overnighter to the Sphinx and the Helmet in the Madison Range. The Madison Range undoubtedly offers some of Montana’s finest hiking.Yet only the northern section, the Spanish Peaks, has ever become popular with hikers.The area south of the Spanish Peaks all the way to the Hilgard Basin on the southern tip of the range offers good hiking also. The loop trail between the Sphinx and the Helmet nicely illustrates this fact. Once you pick up Trail 325, it’s about 5 miles out to the road, making this a tough, 11.5-mile hike, not including the mountain climbs.The Middle Fork and a smaller stream on the climb are the only reliable water sources, so plan on carrying water with you.
Hiking Montana

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Hiking Montana

by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)

This is a day hike or overnighter to the Sphinx and the Helmet in the Madison Range. The Madison Range undoubtedly offers some of Montana’s finest hiking.Yet only the northern section, the Spanish Peaks, has ever become popular with hikers.The area south of the Spanish Peaks all the way to the Hilgard Basin on the southern tip of the range offers good hiking also. The loop trail between the Sphinx and the Helmet nicely illustrates this fact.

Once you pick up Trail 325, it’s about 5 miles out to the road, making this a tough, 11.5-mile hike, not including the mountain climbs.The Middle Fork and a smaller stream on the climb are the only reliable water sources, so plan on carrying water with you.

©  Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 11.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2
Season: July through September
Local Contacts: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Lake Cameron and Sphinx Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Helmet and Sphinx

Recent Trail Reviews

9/27/2008
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4 of us hiked up this trail. Took us a little longer then we expected. It was well marked easy to follow. Great Views and on this day there were a lot of hikers. Dogs are allowed, so we met quite a few all were very friendly and loved to run the hills.



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