Little Bear to Swan Creek

Bozeman, Montana 59771

Little Bear to Swan Creek

Little Bear to Swan Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Located about 15 miles southwest of Bozeman in the ridges and valleys on the east side of Gallatin Canyon. Highlights: An epic journey over the rugged ridges of the north Gallatin Range; outstanding views of surrounding peaks, wildlife; Rat Lake; Pioneer Lakes; many opportunities for side trips. Tread: 21.1 miles on logging road (5.6 miles of which are gated year-round); 3.9 miles on doubletrack or ATV-width singletrack.

Each ride description in this book follows the same format:
Number and name of the ride: Rides are cross referenced by
number throughout this book. In many cases, parts of rides or
entire routes can be linked to other rides for longer trips or
variations on a standard route."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
4 hours, but plan a full day to run the shuttle, ride, eat, snooze, and see the sights along the way
7,564 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,800 feet
Top Elevation
Gallatin National Forest (406) 587-6769
Local Contacts
Gallatin National Forest; USGS Gallatin Gateway, Garnet Mountain
Local Maps