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Trail Conditions Report (Last Updated 9/21/22 10:28AM MDT)

The BlueBird Express Runs 10 am - 4:30 pm Wednesdays through Sundays

  • Upper Elk Trail: CLOSED
  • Middle Elk Trail: CLOSED
  • Lower Elk Trail: CLOSED
  • Wildcat: CLOSED
  • Grouse: CLOSED
  • High Voltage: CLOSED
  • Lower Hidden Valley: CLOSED
  • Upper Hidden Valley: CLOSED
  • Zorro: CLOSED

All XC Bike Trails are also open to Hikers. Please Be Aware of Other Users.

  • Greenhorn: CLOSED
  • Hammerhead: CLOSED
  • Roller Coaster: CLOSED
  • Thorn Creek: CLOSED
  • Black Bear: CLOSED
  • Growler: CLOSED
  • Lakeview Vista: CLOSED
  • Rock Garden: CLOSED

Closed-toe shoes recommended! Dogs on Designated Trails Only (Must be on leash at all times)

  • Base Area Nature Trail: CLOSED
  • Hidden Valley Overlook: CLOSED
  • Lookout Trail: CLOSED
  • Black Bear: CLOSED
  • South Lodge Lane (Mountain Road): CLOSED

Open 10 am - 4:30 pm during Operating Days. Last ride up at 4:15 pm.

  • Bluebird Express CLOSED

Come check out the new routing of the Easy Street 9

  • Easy Street 9 CLOSED
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  • Tonight: 42°
  • Sunday: 57°
  • Sunday Night: 44°
  • Monday: 61°
  • Monday Night: 46°
  • Tuesday: 62°
Greenhorn Trail: Kid-Friendly, Dog-Friendly, and Shade-Friendly

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Greenhorn Trail: Kid-Friendly, Dog-Friendly, and Shade-Friendly


The base-area Nature Trail is closed for Summer 2021, but that doesn’t mean your family can’t enjoy a nice, shady hike in the base area. Greenhorn is a shared-use (biking and hiking) trail that begins at the West end of the Upper Parking lot.

It’s a gentle, rolling trail that traverses through the pine forest. A variety of wildflowers dot the trail and it’s well-shaded. 

This is a multi-use trail, which means you’ll need to keep an eye out for cross-country mountain bikers. That said, it’s a lightly-used and relatively flat trail, which means you should be able to spot bikers in plenty of time to comfortably share the trail.

Greenhorn is one of three dog-friendly trails at Brundage Mountain, but dogs MUST be kept on a leash. Deer and other wildlife nest in this area, so please stay on the trail and clean up after your pets.

This is also a great hike for kids. One mile from the trailhead, you’ll find yourself in the Huckleberry Campground. It has lots of flat space, a couple of picnic tables, and a small creek where your four-legged friends can cool their paws. This is a great turn-around point for little hikers. 

Those looking for a longer adventure can connect this little hike to the Hammerhead or Thorn Creek Trails, both are multi-use and open to leashed dogs. Learn more. 

This area is especially abundant during the peak of huckleberry season, which adds to the appeal of this road less traveled. Bug spray is recommended as mosquitos and huckleberries often peak at the same time. Happy trails!



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