New World Gulch Trail

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New World Gulch

Length: 4 miles round-trip to meadow or 5.5-mile loop

Duration: 3 hours 

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet 

Activities: Hiking, skiing

Crowds: Moderate traffic

New World Gulch is located southeast of Bozeman, branching off of Bear Canyon along the east slope of Mount Ellis. The stream-fed gulch is due north of Mystic Lake. New World Gulch Trail climbs up the drainage, first to a meadow below Mt. Ellis, and then on to Mystic Lake, which is six miles from the trailhead. You can turn around at the lake and come back down New World Gulch, or, if you've arranged a shuttle, head out via the Bozeman Creek Trail.

From Bozeman, take I-90 east to the Bear Canyon exit, just shy of the Bozeman Pass. Turn right on Bozeman Trail Rd. and then make a quick left onto Bear Canyon Rd. Drive about three miles to the trailhead parking area on the right.

For a map of this trail, click hereMap courtesy Robert Stone's Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana

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