Biking is a great way for the whole family to experience Red Lodge. Options range in difficulty, length, road biking and mountain biking, so plan accordingly. Be sure to consider the weather and possible wildlife encounters. Don't want to worry about the logistics of the ride? Red Lodge offers bike tours provided by area guides available in the summer. Let them help you with your gear and choosing the right ride for you. Whether you are on your own or cruising along with the entire family, bicycling here is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and get some great exercise.
16 Miles - Advanced Trail
↑ 1,600 feet
↓ 5,800 feet
14 Miles - Advanced Trail
Connecting Silver to Basin trail is an amazing ride and worth the climb - even when you have to push your bike a little on Basin going uphill or over a few rocks to get to the second lake - it's worth the views and the downhill! Bring a full suspension bike for this trail, you'll want it.
• Morrison Jeep Trail
• Ingles Creek
• Silver Run Trail
April 30, 2017
This year's competition features a course that is certain to challenge all participants. The run leg starts on Beartooth Pass above Red Lodge and covers 9.3 miles into town. The bike leg departs Red Lodge for Columbus, MT, along highway 78, covering 49 miles. The bike leg transitions to the boat leg at Itch-Kep-Pe Park, and boaters dash the remaining 10 miles to Special K Ranch, where the final festivities are held. Competitors can choose between the triathlon that covers these three legs, or a duathlon that covers the first two legs only.
The Beartooth Blitz will not be run in June this year. We are looking at dates in the fall and will announce the new date soon.
The run up Beartooth Pass was recently named one of the 5 top bike climbs in the nation, the Beartooth Pass is a once-in-a-lifetime ride. The day’s activities start at Rock Creek Resort, located 6 miles south of Red Lodge. Racers will leave in 30-second intervals in a time trial format. This category 1 climb rises up over 4,700 feet during its span of 23 miles. So you better enjoy the 66 feet of descending grade that you get at the starting line. The race ends at the scenic West Summit of the Beartooth Pass.
The Bighorn National Forest is full of scenic and variable terrain. In addition to the trailheads, the Bighorns are full of miles of dirt roads of varying degrees of difficulty.
Trail opportunities range from hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, to off-highway vehicle use. Some trails combine various uses so expect other travelers depending on the type of use. Pick up a Forest Service map for specific trail locations, restrictions, and ownership. Please be considerate of other trail users and wildlife. Weather conditions are subject to extreme changes in a short period of time. Be prepared for the unexpected. The only areas that restrict mountain bikes are the Cloud Peak Wilderness. To find non-motorized routes please consult the Forest Travel Plan Maps.
With the wind through your hair and air in your tires, take to the Bighorns for some unparalleled mountain biking trails. Although bikes are not permitted in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, the Bighorn National Forest encompasses thousands of miles of trails to keep you plenty busy on your metal steed. A few locally recommended trails include Soldier Ridge Trail, the Tongue River Shuttle and Black Mountain.
Interactive map of off-road trails in the Bighorn Mountains.