Middle Cottonwood Trail

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Trail to Access West Side of Bridgers from Saddle to Bridger and Baldy Peaks

Ski Touring Easy

Distance
5.9 km
Ascent
935 m
Descent
56 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
31˚
Middle Cottonwood Trail Map

Middle Cottonwood trail is about 4 miles to a shoulder on the South side of South Saddle Peak. It is rockier than Truman, and crosses the creek many times. There is good skiing in the upper reaches of the trail.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins