Beginner Offroad Trails Near Billings

Acton Recreation Area

There are approximately 6.5 miles of roads used for motorized use in this area. Although not very technical, the roads provide off-roaders of all skill level an area to practice and explore on their mountain…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Crooked Creek Road

Crooked Creek Road (1017) is one of the many access routes to the top of the Pryor Mountains. Crooked Creek Road is accessed from the south either by Helt Road (1016) Gyp Spring Road (1015)…
Total Miles
14.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Pryor Mountain Road

One of the many access routes to the Pryor Mountains, is Pryor Mountain Road, south of Bridger, MT. Top off your tank in Bridger and head south. Approximately 1.25 miles south on Highway 310 after…
Total Miles
11.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

South Pryor Mountain Road

South Pryor Mountain road will lead to South Railbed Road which eventually leads to Warren, MT. Windmills are abundant in this area known as the Pryor Mountain Wind Project. South Pryor Mountain Road is a…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

South Railbed Road

South Railbed Road leads south along the Pryor Mountain front to Warren, MT. Windmills are abundant in this area, known as the Pryor Mountain Wind Project. South Railbed Road is well maintained and accessible by…
Total Miles
8.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Burnt Timber Ridge Road

Burnt Timber Ridge Road (2849) is one of many ways to access the Wild Horse Range located in the Pryor Mountains. The majority of the road is within the Wilderness Study Area (WSA). During the…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Helt Road

One of the many access routes to the Pryor Mountains, is Helt Road, leaving Warren, MT. Top off your tank in Bridger, MT and head south on Highway 310 to mile marker 5. Turn left…
Total Miles
18.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Cottonwood Road

Cottonwood Road, located between Highway 310 and Highway 72, south of Bridger, Montana, provides motorized and OHV access to over 100 square miles of BLM and State land. Bobcat Pass Road, to the west, is…
Total Miles
19.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Gyp Springs Road

Gyp Springs Road provides a quick access between Hwy 310 at Warren, Montana to Hwy 37, northeast of Lovell, Wyoming, which leads to the southern end of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Gyp Springs…
Total Miles
8.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Petroglyphs Canyon Natural Area

One of the unique areas in the Pryor Mountain foothills is Petroglyph Canyon Natural Area. Located off of Gyp Spring Roads. Turn South on the dirt two-track road. As soon as you cross the cattle…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Meeteetse Trail

Meeteetse Trail, east access, is located on the Montana and Wyoming border just south of Belfry, MT. The west trail can be accessed just south of Red Lodge, Montana. When accessing the Meeteetse Trail from…
Total Miles
16.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Sheep Mountain

This is a longer drawn out trail that starts out in Devils Canyon and takes you all the way to Montana. The first section of the trail is a gradual climb on gravel, but after…
Total Miles
20.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Little Horn

Shorter trail off of Alt. 14 but not short on sight seeing. This trail passes along Dayton Gulch and the Little Bighorn River ultimately coming to a dead end unless you want to switch to…
Total Miles
20.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Stillwater River Road

This is a well-maintained gravel road that follows the Stillwater River; it's open year-round with limited access during heavy snowy weather. 6.5 miles is a paved two-lane road west of Absarokee before turning into gravel…
Total Miles
14.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lower Parkside

This trail is mainly just for OHV vehicles to get from one trail to another trail. There are some sandy spots with one hill that is pretty steep with loose rocks. This trail goes along…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Gilmore Hill

This route passes through the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse range following BLM roads. The Southern section is Gravel road. The Northern section is a maintained dirt road. Regulations require staying 300 feet away from horses…
Total Miles
15.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Bald Mountain

A long gravel stretch that has some medium rock spread through some of the higher areas of the trail. This trail passes along the South side of the peak of Bald mountain but is not…
Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Main Fork Rock Creek

This trail runs along Rock Creek and has some amazing views. Some spots have lose rocks but most of it is packed dirt. There are great spots to stop along the way down by the…
Total Miles
7.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Burgess

Long connecting trail with many spurs that can be taken. This trail is primarily gravel, but some areas do have rocks breaking the surface. It is also traveled by those making their way into the…
Total Miles
24
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Hunt Mountain Road

Hunt Mountain Road makes a scenic traverse across the backbone of the northern Bighorn Mountains. The rough lane ranges between 9,000 and 10,000 feet, giving a commanding view of the region. On clear days, you…
Total Miles
21.5
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

West Bridger Creek Cruise

A well-established trail, with some paved and gravel patches leading to the National Forest, the last 5 miles are the main dirt trail. The trail can be driven up to the Tie Cutter Gulch TH;…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Fools Creek Trails

A spur from the main Burgess trail that is narrower and more suited to ATV or SXS, but still passable with a 4x4. Steeper hills to climb and descend with small to medium size rocks.…
Total Miles
35.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Fantan Lake Road

This is a rutted, one-lane dirt trail leading to Fantan Lake. It had 6-8" obstacles and after rains, was full of mud holes along with a couple of small stream crossings Several dispersed camping areas…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Fenton Pass

Total Miles
48.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Red Gulch / Alkali National Backcountry Byway

This designated National Backcountry Byway travels through the Bighorn Basin, a vast arid expanse west of the Bighorn Mountains. Aside from seeing colorful bluffs along the foothills of the mountain range, the trip also offers…
Total Miles
33.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Ghost Creek

This little-traveled trail begins as a 2 lane dirt road running through the forest and then turns into a dirt track following a ridge with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop. It follows a private…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Iron Mountain Road

Iron Mountain Road is a very scenic gravel road that becomes slightly narrower the further along you drive. Once passing the entrance gate you officially enter Gallatin National Forest and dispersed campsites can be found…
Total Miles
7.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Bull Owen

Side spur that connects Hwy 14 to Hunt Mountain Road. This trail has some water crossing which is hard rocky bottom and is typical for the area. There is also a gradual slope that has…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Crazy Lakes

The Crazy Lakes Road travels through a beautiful, remote area near the Wyoming-Montana border. The main route, Crazy Lakes Road, leads to the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness boundary while short side spurs can be driven to…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

The Woodchuck

This is a great trail that's mostly dirt but has some muddy areas that are seasonal or weather dependent. This is a partial side spur off of Big Goose and is one of the best…
Total Miles
11.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su