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Bozeman Trails

Bozeman, MT: Sacagawea Peak

On this 4.4-mile dayhike, the five-star views go on and on as you climb through blooming meadows and up a scree slope to the Bridger Range's high point.

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-Mapped by Kris Wagner

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.6

Waypoints

SPT001

Location: 45.90717, -110.963126

Scan wooden billboard for recent trail reports, then hike S into evergreens. The climb to the top is a notch under 2,000 ft.

SPT002

Location: 45.903687, -110.965562

Trees thin out; labyrinth of snow-fed creeks rushes past fields of flowers—orange-red paintbrush, purple bluebells, white lilies

SPT003

Location: 45.902209, -110.968748

Connect cairns

SPT004

Location: 45.90172, -110.970272

Hike into the belly of the cirque, then wrap up the W wall

SPT005

Location: 45.899764, -110.972852

Switchback climb

SPT006

Location: 45.900212, -110.975765

Weathered sign marks saddle: Turn L for Sacagawea Peak; on R is Hardscrabble Peak. Nonstop views of 4 mountain ranges

SPT007

Location: 45.897957, -110.974027

Early risers: The summit will block the morning sun, so the next 30 minutes are chilly

SPT008

Location: 45.895967, -110.973142

Continue on summit route; bottomless SW views over the Bridger Range

SPT009

Location: 45.89503, -110.968754

Only a few more zigzags to the windy crown

SPT010

Location: 45.895821, -110.968507

Stand on Sacagawea Peak (9,665 ft.), named in honor of the Shoshone woman who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. Return to trailhead

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