Across the road from Bozeman’s famous “M” lies the popular Drinking Horse Trail. The idea for this trail was first conceived after a 40-acre land donation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2001. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service then partnered with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust to establish a trail to the top of Drinking Horse Mountain.
The trail winds south from the trailhead into a rich riparian habitat. Cross Bridger Creek on the locally designed (and funded) Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge. At the trail junction, choose the easy or hard way up; either route has a beautiful view of the Gallatin Valley below. Come to a wide open meadow at the top of Drinking Horse Mountain and enjoy the 360-degree views! On a clear day, see the Gallatin Range and its stunning Spanish Peaks and the Tobacco Root Mountains in the distance.