Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Butte, Montana

Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill

This route will take you through Vipond Park, a subalpine meadow. The southern approach to the meadow is a very steep single-lane road with limited turnouts, do not bring a trailer on this side. This…
Total Miles
22.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Champion Pass

This trail is a slightly more challenging route from Interstate 90 east, over the continental Divide at Champion Pass. The easier route begins near Deer Lodge and meets this one at Orofino campground. After exiting…
Total Miles
24.3
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

Spire Flat Track 8635

On this trail, you can expect small rocks, nice straightaways, some corners, and small inclines/declines. Overall the trail is fairly smooth and excellent for all riders alike. The trail runs North to South and meets…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Anaconda Microwave Overlook

Getting there: From downtown Anaconda follow Hwy 1 toward Butte for 2.6 miles following the signage toward Lost Creek State Park. Turn left onto Hwy 48 N toward Warm Springs but don't floor it as…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Little Boulder River Rd

This is a great little out-and-back trail that starts out fairly easy with some loose rocks and tight pinches. It gets harder half way through, when the trail gets steeper up a very loose and…
Total Miles
8.9
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Cattle Drive to Bear Gulch

This 12-mile trail starts at Montana Highway 69 near Boulder, MT, at the intersection with Cattle Drive Road. You drive along the Boulder River, go under I-15, and then turn into Galena Gulch on the…
Total Miles
12
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Point of Jefferson River Loop

This mostly dirt loop trail takes you from the downtown of Whitehall into the countryside and drives along the Jefferson River. There are several spots along the trail that have excellent views of the river…
Total Miles
16.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek

Running just east of Montana's State Route 399 / Whitetail Road, you'll find this trail meandering through the eastern slopes of Deer Lodge National Forest. Outstanding views, a few obstacles and trails just wide enough…
Total Miles
17.7
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

High Mountain Meadows

An easy 4-mile trail at just over 6000 feet, crossing high mountain meadows and forests. Our 75" SXS fit easily. It's beautiful scenery with lots of potential for wildlife. This trail loops back to the…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Trail Less Traveled

This short little trail (1 mile) goes into a secluded, quiet part of the Deerlodge National Forest where most people don't go. It's about a 10-minute trail. It offers beautiful tent camping and picnic locations.…
Total Miles
0.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Boulder Alley

This track exits the Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek Trail, goes west for just over a mile, and gets into an area of large boulders and pine trees. If you're on a quad or a…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Boulder Alley Spur

This track exits the Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek Trail, goes west for just over a mile, connects with Boulder Alley Trail, and gets into an area of large boulders and pine trees. If you're…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Little Blackfoot

The road starts off as pavement for only 4 short miles, it goes through private property, after that you will enjoy amazing views. There are a bunch of camping spots, enough space for a large…
Total Miles
12.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Warm Springs Creek Rd 170

Follow Warm Springs Creek to find some beautiful remote campsites with the sounds of the rushing creek or night time critters. This road starts out as a well maintained gravel road for the first 3.5…
Total Miles
7.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Bison Mountain

This road can be muddy when wet, with water puddles, it has beautiful views, there seems to be no camping. There is a hiking trail but it is very overgrown and hard to find. Not…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Monarch

Beautiful road with views to enjoy. When wet there will be water puddles that can be deep. There isn't much for camping, maybe a spot or two, the road ends at a hiking trail with…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Elliston Spotted Dog

You will enjoy this road with its amazing views. There are a few spots that look like they would be good for camping. Road can be muddy when wet, with some water puddles. Dirt or…
Total Miles
16.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

North Whitetail Road Spur

This spur explores a portion of the Deerlodge National Forest west of North Whitetail Road. From Boulder, MT, take Highway 69 south towards Whitehall. Turn right on North Whitetail Road. You can stage in some…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Puddle Splasher

This 2.4-mile trail takes only 15-20 minutes to complete. In late July there were multiple puddles to cross, so there is probably water in this area routinely. It's an excellent route to work your way…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Ontario

The road has been rerouted due to a bridge giving out, but you will still be able to get to this road to enjoy its views. There are a bunch of camping spots, enough space…
Total Miles
2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

South Beaver

This is a short rutty loop. You'll find a steep hill at the end that adds some excitement to your trip. Pretty simple work for most 4x4 vehicles. Always come prepared with rescue gear, especially…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Irish Mine

Beautiful road with amazing views to enjoy, there isn't much for camping, maybe a spot or two.Dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You may encounter shallow water crossings and obstacles under…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Telegraph

This road has pretty views, with some camp spots, it dead ends at small camp, the road seems to go on, but it become impassible for a vehicle. It does go through private property so…
Total Miles
9.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Comet/Mount Thompson Loop

This 3-mile track loops off of the Wickes Tunnel: Basin to Corbin Trail on the Comet/Mount Thompson Trail, and then comes back to Wickes Tunnel: Basin to Corbin Trail on Mount Thompson Spur. You're in…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Minnehaha

You will enjoy this road with its amazing views. There are a few spots that look like they would be good for camping. Road can be muddy when wet, with some water puddles. One section…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Negro Mountain Treasure Mountain

This road has beautiful views, there seems to be no camping, it does ends at a gate, but open is to motorized under 50inchs wide, as well as bike, and hiking.Dirt or rocky road with…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Wood Chute to Blue Bird Mine

This 7-mile trail takes you from the Wickes Tunnel: Corbin to Basin Trail up to an elevation of 7500 feet, with fantastic views of Boulder. This route includes steep inclines and declines, as you gain…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Boulder to Toston via Black Sage Pass

For those who like to take the road less traveled, this back road trek will take you between the small Montana towns of Boulder and Toston. Traversing Jefferson and Broadwater counties this route takes about…
Total Miles
40.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Wickes Road

Wickes Road Trail is an alternate way to go from Basin to Corbin, and you go up over the top of the mountain. The highest elevation is just under 6800 feet, but if the tunnel…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Gold Creek

Beautiful road with views to enjoy, some points you can see the town below. There isn't much for camping, maybe a spot or two. Dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa