Sky Rim Loop Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Sky Rim Loop Trail is a 18 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
18.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome day hike for an active adventurer. Super cool views on both sides of the ridge. Lots of pretty butterflies but of course there are mozzies and horseflies as well. Bring bug spray if you want to hang out and relax! Going to Bighorn Peak is worth the extra 3/4 mile roundtrip to see some bighorn sheep. If you start early watch for grizzly bears. Saw one a few miles in, as other reviewers have stated (7/14/18).

5 days ago

Great trail. What others have said is true. You need a full day for this hike. If you come in Daly Creek trail in the morning bring extra socks our feet were soaked because of the dew on the grass. Prepare for ups and downs on the rim. Some cool features on this hike are petrified wood (and large tree stumps) and also wildlife. We encountered a grizzly on trail but he ran the other way. Trail also had a good amount of snow at the top at the end of June.

8 days ago

Saw a grizzly bear near campsite WF2 7/9/18

5 months ago

Really long and tough. We were in good shape with two collegiate track athletes and it took us 10 hours. The rim is actually a bunch of up and downs with the final push going up 700’ at 30• and there is still 8 or 9 miles to go after that. Bring lots of water. There is none at the top. Views are beautiful. No wildlife.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From big horn peak to shelf lake there are some pretty crazy drops. The views are absolutely insane.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015