Crazy Mountains Crossing

Billings, Montana 59105

Crazy Mountains Crossing

Crazy Mountains Crossing Professional Review and Guide

"A backpacking excursion through rugged mountain scenery along a trans-mountain range route"

Crazy Mountains Crossing Reviews

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7/20/2011
I did this as a trail run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is pretty strenuous but not very technical. Weather was about 78deg at trailhead and maybe 62 at the summit. I drank about two liters of water and could have used one more. Water sources were prevalent but I don't run with a filter and therefore only refill near the summit where water first emerges from the ground. I had a lousy map (didn't have this map or trail guide) and had difficulty identifying landmarks to determine my progress along the ridge as there are many small summits that are not necessarily marked. With this map and trail guide you should have no trouble. This is a great trail for spotting wildlife; during my run I saw a heard of about 12 elk, a very large bull moose, coyote tracks, bobcat tracks and bear scat (less than 12hrs old). I would highly recommend it for a fit and experienced hiker/runner.
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Trail Information

Billings
Nearby City
23
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3
Duration
July through September
Season
Gallatin National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Campfire Lake and Crazy Peak
Local Maps