Backpacker Magazine Bozeman, MT: Mount Blackmore 

This ambitious 5.6-miler climbs more than 3,000 feet through mountain meadows, past a quiet lake, to a summit with far-away views over the Gallatin Range.

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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 10 Jan 2008 10:12:44 PM
Activity: Hiking
State: Montana (MT)
Distance: 5.6 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 4599 ft
Total Loss: 1191 ft
Net Change: 3408 ft
Difficulty: 7 / 10
Tags: Bozeman, Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Rating:   2 rating(s) Rate it

-Mapped by Trung Q. Le

TO TRAILHEAD: From 7th Ave. and Main St., head W on Main St. Turn L onto 19th St./MT 345. In 7.1 mi., turn L onto Hyalite Canyon Rd. In 9.7 mi., turn R and go .1 mi. to trailhead parking near Blackmore Campground.

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Distance: 5.60 mi Points: 126
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
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Mount Blackmore

Points of Interest


Location: 45.484970, -110.980499
Head S on Blackmore Trail under an evergreen canopy


Location: 45.483501, -110.980698
Straight on Blackmore Trail @ 3-way. In 130 ft., straight again @ 3-way. Gradual ascent to Blackmore Lake continues


Location: 45.481998, -110.978600
Straight @ 4-way, crossing an old forest road


Location: 45.469280, -110.984001
Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir are reflected in Blackmore Lake's glassy waters on R. Continue heading SW


Location: 45.466251, -110.985802
Straight on Blackmore Trail @ 3-way. Leave woods for alpine meadows


Location: 45.453220, -110.981102
Trail proceeds S toward Elephant Mtn. Ahead, leave ridge for .3-mi. descent to drainage


Location: 45.443634, -110.981598
Trail swings R, heading W below Elephant Mtn.'s summit ridge


Location: 45.445370, -110.991188
Turn L (SW)


Location: 45.440853, -110.994972
Climb switchbacks to saddle between Mt. Blackmore and Elephant Mtn.


Location: 45.438271, -110.994499
Saddle: Go straight @ 3-way toward Blackmore; 550 ft. of climbing left


Location: 45.444649, -111.003700
Mt. Blackmore: This 10,154-ft. peak sits on the NW wing of the Gallatin Range, a string of mountains stretching from Yellowstone to Livingston. Snap photos then descend back to trailhead

Blackmore Lake

Location: 45.470112, -110.984344
Conifers are reflected in lake's glassy waters. © Trung Q. Le

Mt. Blackmore

Location: 45.438831, -110.997498
Mt. Blackmore from the saddle connecting Blackmore and Elephant Mtn. © Trung Q. Le

Summit View

Location: 45.444695, -111.003540
© Trung Q. Le


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