Drinking Horse Mountain Trail
Bridger Canyon Drive
Drinking Horse Mountain Trail offers great views and great variety, climbing from aspens and cottonwoods along Bridger Creek, through evergreen forest, rocky outcrops and wildflower-decorated hillsides—all in a 2.4-mile round trip from the trailhead. GVLT manages and maintains the trail in partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service and Gallatin National Forest.
The Drinking Horse Mountain Trail is the product of eight years of planning, permitting, fundraising and construction—from 2001, when GVLT helped arrange the White family’s donation of their 40-acre Drinking Horse Mountain property to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, to the Spring 2009 completion of the Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge across Bridger Creek. GVLT coordinated the project in partnership with the USFWS Fish Technology Center, Gallatin National Forest, Montana Outdoor Science School and Friends of the Fish Technology Center. Funded through many generous cash and in-kind donations, the trail and bridge together totaled over $220,000.