Danaher Valley

Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

Danaher Valley

Danaher Valley Professional Review and Guide

"The Danaher Valley is known for its expanses of grassy meadows that allow sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Flathead Indians often passed through this country on their way to hunt the buffalo on the high plains. Later, this valley was the site of the only homesteading activity on the western side of the wilderness, a small ranch established by the Danaher family near Bar Creek. This early attempt at ranching withered because of its long distance from markets. Today, the Danaher Valley is a popular haven for elk hunters, and spike camps spring up like weeds from mid-September through October. But there is always a special magic here heard in the lonely wail of the coyote on the moonlit prairies and in the autumn bugles of elk in the surrounding hills."

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Trail Information

Seeley Lake
Nearby City
870 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Extended backcountry route
Best July through September
4,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,370 feet
Top Elevation
Bob Marshall Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Pilot Peak, Trap Mountain, Danaher Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018