Hardscrabble Peak, Bridger Range, Montana, USA
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Peak Data for Hardscrabble Peak
Range: Intermountain West
Country: United States
Continent: North America
Difficulty: Walk up
Topo: Sacagawea Peak USGSquadrangle
Climbing Hardscrabble Peak with the greatest of ease is executed by first driving a vehicle from the Bridger Canyon Road (Hwy 86) Westward to the Fairy Lake Trailhead/campground. Paying attention to the signage in the area look for the hiker parking lot where a well-maintained trail which switchbacks Westward up a drainage gaining a saddle on the Bridger Range ridgeline. Upon reaching the saddle a lefthand (Southward) turn will lead to the summit of Sacagawea Peak and a righthand (Northward) turn will lead to two unnamed summits (Point 9562 and Point 9394) followed by Hardscrabble.
Access to Hardscrabble Peak is also possible from the West side of the Bridger Range via the Corbly Gulch trailhead. From Springhill Road drive East one mile on Corbly Gulch Road. Depending on the type of vehicle you are driving you can then proceed another two to four miles on this jeep trail. The trail to the Sacagawea/Unnamed saddle is steep and requires some deep stream fords. The hike from this side to the summit of Hardscrabble is about four or five miles as opposed to the two and a half mile walk from the Fairly Lake access.
Camping near Hardscrabble Peak
Corbly Gulch Trip Report
The video below is a trip report based on accessing the peak from the Corbly Gulch trailhead from Youtube user Avocetx.
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