New World Gulch Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, MT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.
manageable hike, can be steep at times, but often levels out. went all the way to the lake (approx 5-6 miles, depending on which trail you take to get to the lake) and went back the same way. plenty of water along trail for dogs. saw rising trout, but didn't bring fly rod-- curious otters would have prevented successful fishing today anyway, one followed us around the entire lake :) at steady pace with a long lunch break took approx 6.5 hours
Did this trail in the summer. I would rate it a moderate hike. The distance is manageable, but there are some parts of this trail that can be rather rigorous. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Passed within 100 yds of a calf moose (he was on the other side of the creek and never saw us, thankfully). Mystic Lake and Mystic Lake Forest Service cabin are at the end of this out and back trail. Return via the same trail. Remember your fly rod, Mystic Lake and feeder creeks are teeming w/ Cutthroat and Rainbows (and of course Cut-Bow hybrids).
Popular in the winter with backcountry skiers. Good peaceful trail. One could go to mystic lake as well