Drinking Horse Mountain is a great quick hike or an awesome morning run.
The views are great, lots of benches and a picnic table at the top to hang out
and have lunch, coffee, or just gaze at the view.
To get there from downtown Bozeman, head north on North Rouse Avenue 4.2 miles to the trail head sign, it is located
on the right just in front of the fish hatchery. By the way, after you cross Griffin Drive, Rouse turns into Bridger Canyon Drive/ Hwy 86.
Once parked you walk across the road to the trail head. You will walk down a hill to a fork, go straight ahead and cross over the Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge,
cross fish hatchery road to the Drinking Horse Mountain trail entrance. This is a moderate 2.4 mile loop with a gain in elevation of 700 ft. The hike
will take around an hour and half to two hours, or more if you like to just wander and take pictures of the views and flowers, which in early summer are abundant.
The “M” Trail Across Hwy 86, another great hike.
Leaving the trail, hope you enjoy your hike as much as I did.