Red Lodge Creek Road

Custer National Forest, Montana

Elevation Gain637ft
Trailhead Elevation5,671ft
Elevation Min/Max5671/6091ft
Elevation Start/End5671/5671ft

Red Lodge Creek Road

Red Lodge Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Carbon County, Montana. It is within Custer National Forest. It is two miles long and begins at 5,671 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 637 feet.

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"The West Red Lodge Creek Trail begins near the town of Luther and climbs to the Red Lodge Creek Plateau and Crow Lake. It is a full-day, strenuous hike to this 1 0,000- foot alpine plateau. At the vast windswept summit are wide-ranging, unobstructed vistas of Sylvan Peak, Bare Mountain, and the Silver Run Plateau. This route can also be hiked as a 1 2-mile, one-way shuttle with the Senia Creek Trail (Hike 22). Bring warm clothing and be prepared for changes in weather."
"The West Red Lodge Creek drainage begins atop the 1 0,000-foot Red Lodge Creek Plateau at the base of Grass Mountain. The narrow canyon is tucked between Butcher Mountain and Bare Mountain and descends to the base of Sheep Mountain, just south of Luther. This hike follows the easy, lower portion of the trail in the foothills along West Red Lodge Creek. The trail leads to the mouth of the narrow rock canyon and a log bridge at the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness boundary. For a longer hike, Hike 1 3 continues steeply up to the alpine plateau."

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Trail Information

Custer National Forest
Nearby City
Custer National Forest
Natural Bridge State park
Local Contacts
USGS: Bare Mountain and Sylvan Peak
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