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Summit 43°
Trail Conditions Report (Last Updated 5/26/23 10:55AM MDT)

Summer opening day: June 16. 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
Extended Forecast
  • Overnight: 46°
  • Saturday: 64°
  • Saturday Night: 48°
  • Sunday: 65°
  • Sunday Night: 48°
  • Monday: 67°
  • Monday Night: 50°
Mountain Biking Trail Update June 20, 2017

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Mountain Biking Trail Update June 20, 2017


It’s always an exciting time of year, watching the snowline rise on the mountain and anticipating the pull of gravity on your favorite single track trail. This year, Mother Nature is forcing us to be a little more patient than normal. She’s left a significant snowpack on our upper mountain and that is delaying the opening of our most popular mountain bike trails.

What Are You Waiting For?

June 18, 2017

Here is a shot of the summit from 6.18.2017. As you can see, it’s not just a few patches of snow here and there. We have 2-3 foot snowbanks covering a majority of the upper mountain trails.

This year, we also have snowbanks remaining in shady areas at lower elevations. This week’s forecast includes some warm temperatures, so when Mother Nature does a little more melting, our trail crews will be able to get out there and help her along.

Looking North from the Top of the BlueBird Quad

Right now, there’s simply too much snow for our shovels to make a difference. Based on past experience and some educated(?) guesswork, we’re targeting Thursday, June 29 as the earliest date we are likely to have Elk Trail open.

Hidden Valley tends to take even longer because its north-facing slopes hold the snow longer. We will keep you posted with updates as we get closer to that June 29 target.

What Do We Do Now?

Black Bear Loop

Here’s the good news: In the past couple years, our trail crews have modified and built out our lower mountain trails. That means riders can access a 4.6 mile loop right from the base area. Black Bear and Black Bear loop are open and in great shape right now. This trail is more of a cross-country route, but for riders in-the-know, it’s also a long-time favorite.

For less-seasoned bikers, we also have a brand new beginner loop in our base area. One mile of this trail is ready to ride and perfect for building single-track skills in a low-speed environment. You can see both these trails on the map below, or, the friendly folks in our Bike Shop would be happy to help you explore these gems during our Grand Opening Event on Thursday and through the weekend.

We also have tons of other fun activities available in our base area. Our 9-hole disc golf course is all set and ready to play. We’ve added extra climbing holds to our kids play structure, and we’ll have a wide variety of ‘lawn games’ available all weekend long.

Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open Noon – 5 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Smoky’s is open Sundays from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm for Sunday Brunch, then offers a delicious Happy Hour menu from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Learn more.

Finally, while we wait for the snow to melt, our Scenic Chairlift rides include the added bonus of a “Snow in June” photo op from the top of the mountain. We hope you’ll come explore all the beauty Brundage Mountain offers in the summer. Watch this space for updates on our lift-served bike trails! – April


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