Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road is a hiking trail in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. It is within Lewis and Clark National Forest. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 5,121 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,812 feet.
Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"This trail provides an accessible route to a former fire lookout site atop Steamboat Mountain, which commands sweeping views of the eastern side of the Scapegoat Wilderness. Follow the Elk Pass Trail westward from the trailhead, across grassy slopes above the north bank of Elk Creek. To the south, the many spires of Steamboat Mountain rise above a verdant forest of unburned timber. The trail climbs gently into a flat basin, where it crosses a small feeder creek. The trail then begins to climb vigorously across hillsides burned in the 1988 Canyon Creek fire, finally reaching the low saddle of Elk Pass. At the pass, the trail forks. The right fork descends into the Smith Creek valley, while the trail to Steamboat Lookout turns southwest and continues to climb."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
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