Bear Canyon Trail
Bear Canyon is a stream-fed canyon that drains the area between Mount Ellis and Chestnut Mountain southeast of Bozeman. The Bear Canyon trail follows Bear Creek up the lush, shady canyon and eventually to Bear Lakes. This trail stays close to the cascading waters of the creek, gaining relatively little elevation and making for a very pleasant hike. Beyond the turnaround for this hike, the trail climbs to Bear Lakes at 6,900 feet, and ties into the Chestnut Mountain trail.
Directions: Head east on I-90 and take the Bear Canyon exit, the first exit east of Bozeman. Turn right on Bozeman Trail Rd. and then make a quick left onto Bear Canyon Rd. Drive about four miles to the parking area at the end of the road.
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