lewis and clark national historic trail Trails

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Wagon Mountain Trail from Packer Meadows Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

For thousands of years, before the Europeans arrived, the Nez Perce crossed the rugged Bitterroot Mountains from their Idaho homeland to hunt buffalo on the eastern plains of Montana. They called the trail K’Useyneisskt, meaning “Trail to the Buffalo

Wagon Mountain Trail from Lee Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) Trail extends 1 ,1 70 miles, from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, to Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana, just shy of the Canadian border. The long, circuitous route was used only once by the Nez Perce. They reluctantly left t

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Lolo Trail is an ancient travel corridor once used by Native Americans for 6,000–8,000 years. The trail is comprised of a network of ancient routes that formed a travel corridor across the northern Rocky Mountains from present day Lolo, Montana,

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Granite Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Lolo Trail includes a small but perilous section of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail along Lolo Creek. For thousands of years, the Nez Perce (the Nee-Me-Poo) used the Lolo Trail to cross the Continental Divide into the Bitterroot Valley to hunt

Lolo Trail from Howard Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

Lawrence “Lolo” Rence was an early 1 9th century fur trapper who lived in a cabin on Grave Creek, a tributary of Lolo Creek. Lolo shot and wounded a grizzly bear, who charged and mauled him. Lolo died a short time later in his cabin and was buried

National Forest Development Road 581 :: Lewis and Clark National Forest, MT

National Forest Development Road 581 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Meagher County, Montana. It is within Lewis and Clark National Forest. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 6,871 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a

Yogo Trail :: Lewis and Clark National Forest, MT

Yogo Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Judith Basin County, Montana. It is within Lewis and Clark National Forest. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 5,966 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain

Great Falls and the Surrounding Area :: Great Falls, MT

The roar of the cascading water led Captain Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to these five falls and Giant Springs—important landmarks on the Missouri River. The town of Great Falls was literally built around the Missouri River, and

Twin Creek :: Gibbonsville, ID

Finding the campground: From Salmon drive 39 miles north on US 93 (past the Gibbonsville exit) and then 0.5 mile northwest on FR 449. The campground: Twin Creek is close to the Lost Trail Pass, high in the Bitterroots among the subalpine firs and

Reservoir Lake Campground :: Dillon, MT

Set on a 45-acre lake in a narrow slice of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge forest, this campground is a quiet respite after a beautiful, albeit bumpy, 60-mile drive from Dillon. On the drive, you’ll pass through sagebrush plains and grasslands and may begin

Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway :: Roy, MT

A 73-mile Type II byway through the scenic Missouri Breaks along the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River in north central Montana. The Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway is a 73-mile loop drive along the scenic southern rim of the Upper Missouri Wil

Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway :: Tendoy, ID

A 39-mile,Type I byway that climbs up to Lemhi Pass where Lewis and Clark crossed the Continental Divide in 1805. The Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway climbs from Tendoy along the Lemhi River to the crest of the Continental Divide and Lemhi Pass on

Lolo Trail at Howard Creek :: Lolo, MT

This section of rugged singletrack path is the original trail used by Nez Perce Indians and the Lewis and Clark expedition. You can put your foot exactly where their moccasins and boots once tread. This is a National Historic Trail designated to co

KATY Trail Corridor & Boonslick Country, Arrow Rock, Boonville, New Franklin, Fayette, Rocheport, Columbia, Jefferson City, California, and Sedalia, MO :: Columbia, MO

This trip encompasses cities and hamlets along the KATY Trail and Boonslick Country. You can overnight in any one of a number of places or head home the same way you came. If time permits, travel south to Jefferson City. Fulton and Hermann are the ea

Lewis & Clark Trail: Boonville to Henrietta, Missouri :: Boonville, MO

This eTrail covers one complete segment of the Lewis and Clark Trail written for road bikers. It contains an overview of the segment with all the major attractions along the route including parks, historic sites, museums, restaurants, breweries and w

Crow Butte Park :: Paterson, WA

The park is on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, adjacent to the McNary (Umatilla) National Wildlife Refuge. Hundreds of thousands of migratory waterfowl spend the winter here each year. Lake Umatilla was created when John Day Dam was built to hold

Columbia River Heritage Canoe Trail :: Westport, OR

In 1991, the Oregon Historical Society created the Columbia River Heritage Canoe Trail, a 45-mile route that winds its way among dozens of islands on the lower Columbia River, from the town of Clatskanie to the mouth of the John Day River, just east

Lewis and Clark Trail, Eastern Half :: Kamiah, ID

Follow free-flowing rivers for 115 miles from the Continental Divide through magnificent forests of towering cedar, pine, and fir trees. The paved two-lane highway was completed as recently as 1962. The drive glides downstream alongside the Lochsa Ri

Fort Stevens State Park :: Astoria, OR

This large campground could be considered a miniature town. Sites are closely spaced, but you are not likely to spend much time in camp when you can bicycle, explore the historic military bunkers, fish Coffenbury Lake, hike the trails, or walk the be

Bachelor Island :: Ridgefield, WA

A favourite day paddle is the 16-km (10-mi.) circumnavigation of Bachelor Island in Washington State, part of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Other options entice from across the river, including a lighthouse and trails on Sauvie Island, camping