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Goose Creek

Intermediate

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,225' 373 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,320' 2,231 m
Low: 6,095' 1,858 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 12% (7°)
Max Slope: 36% (20°)
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Trail shared by Colin Tuttle

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An easy approach with lots of skiing options

Colin Tuttle
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Open year round, but the road up can get gnarly. There's lots of private land around so beware.

Description

From Bozeman, head east on 90, until you get into Bozeman Pass. Take the first exit for trail creek, and take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Take Trail Creek road up about 3 miles, you'll see a large dark colored house and you'll think 'that's a bit overkill...', then turn right onto Goose Creek road. Follow the signs until you get to the trailhead (there's one more right with a trailhead sign).

From here there are lots of fire roads leading up to Chestnut Mountain, with lots of options for you decent. Keep in mind there is lots of private land around here, so stick to the upper part of the ridge to be sure. It had terrible snow when I skied it, so I went back onto the fire road as soon as possible, that's why I won't be putting a ski line on here.

The slopes are south facing and range from 20-35 degrees and have trees below, so be careful on some of them.

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Feb 26, 2019
Chang Liu
Jan 21, 2019
jasyc
First tour!
Dec 29, 2018
Brannin McBee
Feb 4, 2017
Zack Riback
1mi
Jan 29, 2017
Monika Kwapisz
North uptrack to ridge Beautiful, mellow, safe Perfect intro for new bc skiers and chill day for veterans

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