Garnet Range Back Country Byway

Missoula, Montana 59803

Garnet Range Back Country Byway

Garnet Range Back Country Byway Professional Review and Guide

"A 12-mile Type IV byway that climbs 2,000 feet by snowmobile and skis into the well-preserved ghost town of Garnet in the Garnet Range east of Missoula. The town is also accessible by road the rest of the year. The 12-mile Garnet Range Back Country Byway climbs 1,800 feet from Montana Highway 200 to the crest of the Garnet Range and the well-preserved ghost town of Garnet. The Type IV byway, designated for snowmobile and cross-country ski use, is part of the Garnet National Winter Recreation Trail system.

The BLM maintains 55 miles of developed winter trails in the Garnet Range. A map of the trails is available at the BLM office in Missoula. Special Attractions: Garnet, Coloma (ghost town), scenic views, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, picnicking, Garnet National Winter Recreation Trail. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
12
Distance
May through October for cars; January 1 through April 30 for winter recreation
Season
Bureau of Land Management
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Jul 2018