Backpacker Magazine 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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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 15 Jun 2007 10:14:58 AM
Activity: Hiking
State: Montana (MT)
Distance: 2.21 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1948 ft
Total Loss: 0 ft
Net Change: 1948 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Belgrade, Bozeman, Bridger Mountains, Fall Foliage Hikes, Montana
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

-Mapped by Kris Wagner

TO TRAILHEAD: From Main St., take N. Rouse Ave.; merges into Bridger Canyon Dr. (MT 86). In about 21 mi., L onto Fairy Lake Rd., which dead-ends @ campground. Pass through campground, past Fairy Lake trailhead, and park @ next trailhead on L.

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Distance: 2.21 mi Points: 351
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Sacagawea Peak

Points of Interest


Location: 45.907170, -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.


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


Location: 45.902209, -110.968748
Connect cairns


Location: 45.901720, -110.970272
Hike into the belly of the cirque, then wrap up the W wall


Location: 45.899764, -110.972852
Switchback climb


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


Location: 45.897957, -110.974027
Early risers: The summit will block the morning sun, so the next 30 minutes are chilly


Location: 45.895967, -110.973142
Continue on summit route; bottomless SW views over the Bridger Range


Location: 45.895030, -110.968754
Only a few more zigzags to the windy crown


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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