Humbug Spires

Butte, Montana 59703

Humbug Spires

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A unique day trek or overnighter among granite spires in a primitive area. Of all the roadless country in Montana, the 11,174-acre Humbug Spires area must rank among the most intriguing. Besides the granite protrusions for which it was
named, the area has a lovely stream with small cutthroat trout and a forest of primeval Douglas fir somehow overlooked by early timber cutters. After leaving the parking area, cross a footbridge to the west side of Moose Creek.

In the first 1.3 miles, you pass by numerous ancient trees, possibly 200 years old or older. At about the 1.5-mile mark, the trail forks.Take the right fork and continue up the east side of the stream, skirting a section of private land. Be sure to respect the landowner’s desire to close his land to the public. Stay on this trail for about a third of a mile, until it begins to fade."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
BLM Areas
Local Contacts
USGS Butte South and Melrose
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Dec 2018