North Big Hole / Saddle Mountain Trails

Darby, Montana

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The Big Hole is home to only a few hundred people in small towns like Jackson, with a population of fifty people—and sixty dogs. Nearby Saddle Mountain trailheads are on Lost Trail Pass, named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition when they became lost here en route to the Pacific in 1805. The ungroomed trails offer backcountry skiers days on different trails. Controlled dogs are permitted on the trails. Weather blows in quickly. Backcountry travelers use skis with metal edges and carry packs with extra clothing, food, and survival gear. Skiers should understand avalanche hazards, have route-finding skills, and be able to ski in white-out conditions. Surface quality: Skier-tracked backcountry.
Winter Trails: Montana

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Winter Trails: Montana

by Jean Arthur (The Globe Pequot Press)

The Big Hole is home to only a few hundred people in small towns like Jackson, with a population of fifty people—and sixty dogs. Nearby Saddle Mountain trailheads are on Lost Trail Pass, named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition when they became lost here en route to the Pacific in 1805.

The ungroomed trails offer backcountry skiers days on different trails. Controlled dogs are permitted on the trails. Weather blows in quickly. Backcountry travelers use skis with metal edges and carry packs with extra clothing, food, and survival gear. Skiers should understand avalanche hazards, have route-finding skills, and be able to ski in white-out conditions. Surface quality: Skier-tracked backcountry.

©  Jean Arthur/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Darby
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day use
Trailhead Elevation: 6,400 feet
Top Elevation: 8,039 feet
Additional Use: Snowmobiling
Local Contacts: Sula Ranger District; Avalanche Advisory, (800)-281-1031
Driving Directions: Directions to North Big Hole / Saddle Mountain Trails

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Apr 2018