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History Rock - Ascent

Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

A super quick but very popular backcountry loop.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Ascent

8,423' 2,567 m

High

6,489' 1,978 m

Low

1,973' 601 m

Up

40' 12 m

Down

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

45%

Max Slope (24°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Hyalite road is closed from approximately April 15 to May 15.

Description

This is a quick loop and as such is very popular. It is not uncommon to see multiple cars at the trailhead before dawn. As such the skin track is pretty much always in but the three distinct powder fields that make up most common descent route can actually turn into mogul fields from over use.

Park at the History Rock trailhead and follow the trail popular with backcountry skiiers, nordic skiiers, and snowshoe'ers. Head from the parking lot across the meadow, then into the woods, making a sharp left. Follow the singletrack uphill past "History Rock", then through a few open meadows. The trail makes a slight right-hand turn and the real ascent begins. Follow the switchbacks uphill, then as it eases out you'll follow the trail in a left sweeping direction following a gentle nose feature of the landscape. One last mellow climb reaches the "summit" of the zone where you can lap the main powder field 'til your hearts content.

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Skinning up History Rock
Mar 12, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
The "summit" of History Rock
Mar 12, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Actual History Rock!
Apr 16, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Top of 2nd Meadow
Apr 16, 2018 near Bozeman, MT

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Mar 30, 2019
Garrett Webb
Spring conditions but great views! 3mi
Dec 2, 2018
Jesse Arroyo
Dec 28, 2017
Tim Blystone
Fun day! Good weather, good snow, good times. 3mi
Mar 26, 2017
Chang Liu
Mar 26, 2016
Chang Liu
Jan 8, 2016
David Abbott