Middle Cottonwood Trail 586 is a hiking and horse trail in Gallatin County, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 5,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 507 feet. The Middle Cottonwood Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
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"Middle Cottonwood Creek is a scenic creek with cascades, small waterfalls and pools. As the canyon narrows, there are colorful rock formations amid lush vegetation. The trail includes several creek crossings."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana (Day Hike Books).
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