Kootenai Creek Topo Map

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A longtime favorite of local equestrians, day hikers, and rock climbing enthusiasts, the lower miles of the Kootenai Creek Trail see as much use in one summer weekend as some trails see all year. The trail was extensively impacted by the 6,700-acre Kootenai Creek Fire of 2009—the first large wildfire to affect the drainage in recent memory— during which nearly 5 miles of formerly heavy bottomland forest along the route were opened up to varying degrees. The unburned headwaters remain popular backcountry destinations; indeed, the Kootenai Creek lakes are blazing-blue jewels set in some of the nicest country the Bitterroot Mountains have to offer. Starting west from the parking lot, you follow a gentle grade into a deep, shaded defile whose moss-covered cliffs carry and deflect the sound of rushing water. The trail--which tends to gain elevation in short but steep increments--remains close to Kootenai Creek as it passes a concrete headgate and continues upstream. Old cottonwood trees crowd the watercourse, leaning over the frigid waters in a perilous bid for sunlight.
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Stevensville, Montana

Get Kootenai Creek Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Montana's best camping sites, Kootenai Creek is located near Stevensville, MT. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Kootenai Creek. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Kootenai Creek route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018