Sacagawea Peak Trail

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Sacagawea Peak is the highest point in the Bridger Range. The mountain can be accessed from the west side of the Bridgers, but the most popular route is the trail from the east, starting from the Fairy Lake Campground. The trail climbs passes through a glacial cirque and up to Bridger Divide, between Sacagawea and Hardscrabble; from the divide, the trail winds up to a rocky summit for fantastic views. Local's tip: keep an eye out for mountain goats.

Directions: Take Bridger Canyon Rd. / Hwy. 86 north out of Bozeman and turn left at the Y, just past Bohart Ranch. Go up and over Battle Ridge Pass, then hang a left between mile marker 21 and 22 on Fairy Lake Rd. (FSR 74). The road is rough, but people do it in 2WD sedans, so unless it's muddy, no worries. The campground and trailhead are at the end of the road.

For a map of this trail, click hereMap courtesy of Robert Stone's Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana

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July 21, 2014 - 11:36am by: David Tucker
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Never fails to impress.
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August 4, 2014 - 2:37pm by: Johnny Certo
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This one is well worth the effort, with unparalleled views of the area from the summit. Last time I was up there I sledded down the cirque between Sacajawea and Hardscrabble.
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August 5, 2014 - 9:26am by: Fred Smart
Quite a hike! 4 miles out and back covering 4000 feet of elevation up and down. I swam across Fairy Lake at the end. Fairy Lake is about 1/4 mile wide and very deep - locals claim that nobody actually knows how deep.
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June 13, 2017 - 9:25am by: Margo
It's not an easy walk in the park, but this hike has the grandest finish! Breathtaking views and the chance to see mountain goats in all their glory! (No zoom lens necessary!)

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