MacDonald Pass - Priest Pass Loop

Elliston, Montana 59728

MacDonald Pass - Priest Pass Loop

MacDonald Pass - Priest Pass Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Located 15 miles west of Helena on US Highway 12, atop the Continental Divide. Good views from a challenging, seldom-used trail with a screaming descent on Priest Pass Road.

There's a good chance of seeing deer and other wildlife. Portions of this ride traverse private holdings, some of which may be posted against trespass. Please heed all posted property boundaries. Future access is uncertain."

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Trail Information

Elliston
Nearby City
18.5
Distance
3,120 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Duration
4,460 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,180 feet
Top Elevation
Helena National Forest 406-449-5201.
Local Contacts
Helena National Forest; USGS MacDonald Pass.
Local Maps