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Mount Ellis Ascent

Intermediate

Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,894' 882 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 8,305' 2,531 m
Low: 5,414' 1,650 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 51% (27°)
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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

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A great dawn patrol before work.

samh Haraldson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

A local favorite loved for its closeness to town, ease of access, and counter-clockwise loop that separates uphill and downhill traffic.

Park at the New World Gulch trailhead and proceed up the obvious trail along the creek. When you come to the first fork of two watersheds follow the trail skiier's right up the creek bed. Unless you arrive very early in the morning, there will almost certainly be a skin track already in.

Make your way until you come to a large-ish meadow and again follow the skin track to the right up and into the woods. Gain the saddle between Mount Ellis and "Little Ellis", enjoy the view down into Bozeman and then follow the ridge skier's left toward the summit of Ellis, picking your stopping point based on where you wish to descend.

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Nov 20, 2017
Chang Liu
Good view on the ridge 4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Goose Creek

#112

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#2

in Goose Creek

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in Montana

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Photos

Looking South toward the Summit of Mount Ellis on the North Ridge.
Mar 12, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Rock fin on the approach to Mount Ellis.
Mar 12, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
The Bridger Range above a sea of clouds as viewed from Mount Ellis.
Mar 14, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Mount Ellis summit survey marker.
Mar 12, 2015 near Bozeman, MT

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