West of Butte Trails

Trail Map GPS Route Length Difficulty Rating Normally Free of Snow
Bull Ranch (CDT) Topo  

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9K.tpo  6 km or  

9.3 km

Moderate with standard USFS grades and good footing except for a few rough spots Memorial Day through Columbus Day
German Gulch Topo  

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15K.tpo  15 km or  

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Difficult with some steep climbs on good footing, with alternative routes. 15 May through 1 December
Stumptown Road west out of Anaconda Topo  

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6K.tpo  6 km Easy climb, mostly on dirt with areas of protection from wind. All year.
Lost Creek State Park Topo  

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19K.tpo  Up to 19 km Moderate climb, on dirt with areas of protection from wind. 1 May to snow season.
Warmsprings Pond Topo  

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16K.tpo Up to 16 km Easy loop (except on windy days) with only 50 meters elevation change. All year.
Opportunity to Deer Lodge Topo  

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34K.tpo Up to 34 km Easy point to point (good for windy days) with rolling hills and a net -0.3% grade when run S to N. All year.
Dry Cottonwood Canyon Topo  

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19K.tpo
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19 km or other Loop on moderate grade dirt road with a couple steep climbs. Parts muddy in wet conditions. All year, but with possible drifted snow on uppermost section from December through March.
Race Track Canyon Road Topo  

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20K.tpo Up to 20 km Moderate to difficult climb, on dirt.  Parts muddy in wet conditions. May to October, but with snow lingering much longer on the uppermost section.
Bielenberg Canyon Road Topo  

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20K.tpo  Up to 36 km Moderate to difficult climb, on dirt.  Parts muddy in wet conditions. May to October, but with snow lingering much longer on the uppermost section.
Mount Powell Trail Head Topo  

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12K.tpo 12 km All up hill on moderate grade dirt road. Parts muddy in wet conditions. May through November. All year up to tree line at 7 km.
Boulder Road from Deer Lodge to Champion Pass (CDT x-ing) Topo  

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23K.tpo Up to 23 km All up hill on moderate grade. Paved for 2 km then dirt road for the rest. Gets muddy in wet conditions. Memorial Day through Columbus Day. All year up to snowmobile parking area at 15 km.
Old Stage Road from Deer Lodge to Gold Creek Topo  

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21K.tpo Up to 21 km Moderate point to point with rolling hills and a net downhill grade. April through November. All year up to fork at 6 km.
Spotted Dog Wilderness NE of Deer Lodge Topo  

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16K.tpo 16 km or any distance As hard as you like. 1 May to snow season.

 

Near Butte Trails

Trail Map GPS Route Length Difficulty Rating Normally Free of Snow
Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Pipestone Pass to Highlands Topo  

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19K.tpo 19 km Moderate with standard USFS grades, watch footing in small sections Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Continental Divide Trail (CDT) #87, Homestake to Pipestone Pass Photo 15K.tpo 15 km Moderate with standard USFS grades and good footing Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Blacktail Loop Topo  

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21K.tpo 21 km Big climb, then come back down. Difficult navigation. Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Continental Divide Trail (CDT), Homestake to Maude S Canyon Trail Topo
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20K.tpo 20 km Moderate with standard USFS grades and good footing on the CDT, but with a few short steeper pitches on the Maude S Trail. Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Maude S Canyon to Lady of the Rockies Topo  

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12K.tpo 12 km one way Big climb, then come back down. Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Lady of the Rockies Road Topo  

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9K.tpo 9 km one way Big climb, then come back down. Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Nez Perce Continental Divide Trail (CDT) #92 Topo  

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20K.tpo 20 km Moderate with standard USFS grades, watch footing on descent near bottom Flag Day through Columbus Day, typically with patchy snow and some mud at higher elevations in mid June
Montana Tech – Big Butte 11 K Topo  

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11K.tpo 11 km Starts with a big climb to the “M” but moderate and rolling thereafter. All year but portions often ice-packed and rough during winter
Montana Tech – Big Butte 5 K Topo  

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5K.tpo 5 km Moderate and rolling. All year but portions often ice-packed and rough during winter
Montana Tech – Frigid Digger 3 Mile Topo  

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3mile.tpo ~5 km Moderate and rolling. All year but portions often ice-packed and rough during winter
Montana Tech – Frigid Digger 7 Mile Topo  

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7mile.tpo ~11 km Moderate and rolling. All year but portions often ice-packed and rough during winter
Westside Rail Trail Topo  

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7K.tpo 7 km one way Standard railroad grade hill All year but portions often ice-packed and rough during winter
American Gulch to Champion Pass Topo  

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17K.tpo 17 km Moderate with 260 m net (600 m gross) altitude gain on road and trail June through October, with snow and ice lingering in areas of northern exposure

 

 

 

East of Butte Trails

Trail Map GPS Route Length Difficulty Rating Normally Free of Snow
Welch Quarry Loop Topo  

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13K.tpo 13 km Moderate with single and double track Some erosion causing tricky footing May through October, with snow and ice lingering in areas of northern exposure
Ringing Rocks Loop Topo  

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13K.tpo 13 km or

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Moderate with single and double track and some tricky footing, esp with snow/ice. Most of year except during winter storms
Dirt Road From Pipestone to Whitehall Topo  

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19K.tpo 12 km or  

19 km

12 km – Easy net downhill with good footing.  

19 km – Adds some climbing.

All year except during winter storms
Pipestone to Toll Mountain Topo  

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21K.tpo 21 km 21 km – Difficult trail and dirt road with lots of hills. May through October, with snow and ice lingering in areas of northern exposure
Waterloo to Mill Canyon to Rock Creek Trail Topo  

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19K.tpo 14 km or  

19 km

14 km – Flat then moderate climb on dirt road.  

19 km – Adds difficult trail climb.

Memorial Day through Columbus Day, with snow and ice lingering in high areas with northern exposure.
Curly Creek Trail to Rock Creek Trail Topo  

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27K.tpo 27 km 27 km – Difficult trail with areas of rough footing and a “Braveheart” type mountain ascent/descent. Officially opens 15 July and normally stays open through Labor Day, with snow lingering in high areas.