With stunning alpine vistas stretching in every direction, Montana Mountain is the Yukon at its best in the summer: wild, rugged, and yours to explore without lineups or crowds. Montana Mountain boasts about 40 kilometers of singletrack trails designed for hiking and biking, and more are in the works.
“These trail builders know how to have a good time”. NSMB.com
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Montana Mountain’s reputation for world-class mountain biking is built on our trail building crew’s goal to progress the sport in the Yukon and put a smile on riders’ faces.
Often described as a little slice of “North Shore”, the lower flanks of Montana Mountain feature rugged terrain, pine forests, and rock. You’ll encounter a mix of historic trails, mining-era CAT tracks, and purpose-built singletrack. Warm up on the easier green and blue trails, progress to the technical cross-country classic Goat, and then let loose on Upper Wolverine and Grizzly Bear. We challenge you to ride them all!
Nares View is the latest addition to the trail network in the mid-mountain area and provides a less technical all-mountain experience. If you’re up for an all-day epic, the Mountain Hero trail retraces the steps of a 105-year old mule trail that was built to haul supplies for the construction of a tramway. You’ll follow an old mining road to access the trail – and the climbing grades and road condition are not to be underestimated!
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While Montana Mountain is renowned for its mountain biking, hikers will feel very much at home here. Most of the Montana Mountain trails are designated multi-use and are open to both hiking and biking. Options range from shorter hikes in the lower mountain to half to full-day climbs in the alpine. Nares View and Mountain Hero will especially appeal to hikers seeking fantastic views and vertical challenge.
If you have vehicle access into the alpine, you can also explore any of the endless mining roads and alpine slopes on Brute and Montana peaks, where you might even spot caribou or old mining ruins enroute. We plan to develop more hiking options in the future, so stay tuned ….