Montana Mountain Loop

Total Miles


1660.23 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This route can be very easy but add some recent rains, and the washes become nasty rock piles, the narrow tight switchbacks become treacherous, and the rocks appear out of nowhere. Since initial submission, the brush has grown and the trail is very narrow; expect pinstriping. Many of the areas become dangerous when water is present and running. However, the climb is from the Sonoran desert up to pine trees with deer and cooler temperatures of at least 20 degrees less than the valley. Views are phenomenal. Obstacles change throughout the year, so it could be rated a 3 one day and potential of a 6 another.


Obstacles change throughout the year so it could be rated a 3 one day and a potential of a 6 another. Pending the water and the placement of rocks many of the trails vary in difficulty. The lower area has had multiple trails that have disappeared due to moving water and the wash swallowing them. Sometimes due to changing conditions routes may require some tight spots through bushes, rocks and other areas to get to the trail path.

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Access Description

Take 60 east form Phoenix and turn on Queen Creek Rd after highway 79 Junction