Bear Trap Canyon Trail

Bozeman, Montana 59718

Bear Trap Canyon Trail

Bear Trap Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Bear Trap Canyon Trail, located in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, hugs the eastern shore of the Madison River. This is a well known and popular trout fishing area. The trail winds through the 6,000-acre canyon along sheer rock cliffs carved 1,500 feet deep by the river.

The only hiking access is from the north, insuring solitude the deeper into the canyon you hike. The full length of the trail is seven miles long. At the southern end is the dam and powerhouse holding back Ennis Lake. Hiking is prohibited around the dam."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
30 minutes and up
Best May to October
U.S.G.S. Bear Trap Creek, Norris, Ennis Lake - U.S.F.S. Gallatin National Forest - West Half - BLM Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness Guide
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Jul 2018