East Rosebud Horse Trail

The MOST popular equestrian trail in Montana.

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Northwest of Red Lodge in the Custer National Forest, the 28 mile East Rosebud Trail rides along the Beartooth Plateau past waterfalls, lakes and meadows full of huckleberries. Starting from 6,000 feet at the East Rosebud Trailhead, the route climbs 4,000 of vertical and ends at the Clarks Fork Trailhead.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from the intersection of US 212 and SR 78 in Red Lodge, go northwest on SR 78 for 20 miles to Roscoe. Turn left (west) on East Rosebud Lake Rd and go 14.5 miles to the trailhead.

Note: check with land managers regarding trail status - it may pass through a wilderness area.

Overall, East Rosebud Horse Trail is the 1st most popular horse trail of all 16 horseback rides in Montana.


Local Contact(s):  Custer National Forest (406) 657-6200; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868 or 541-1447.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Bozeman" from Will Harmon

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Hardcore

Luxury Loding:  Pollard Inn, Red Lodge (800) 678-8946

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/custer

Article Source:   East Rosebud Horse Trail https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=11051

GPS:  45.0249, -109.8821

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  11051

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