Helmet and Sphinx

Bozeman, Montana 59718

Helmet and Sphinx

Helmet and Sphinx Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Helmet and Sphinx Trip Reports

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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.

Helmet and Sphinx Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Lake Cameron and Sphinx Mountain
Local Maps

Trail Log