Cooper Pass Road to Burke Ghost Town

Total Miles
12.7

Elevation

1,771.12 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a fun and scenic route off of Thompson Pass Road in Montana that ends at Burke, Idaho, which is a very cool abandoned mining town with a lot of history. The road is narrow with quite a few switchbacks and great views. At the very top of the pass and at 5,811 feet, there is also a dirt bike legal single-track route going both directions. This route is generally not passable until early to mid-June due to large snow drifts and ice.

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Cooper Pass Road to Burke Ghost Town
Cooper Pass Road to Burke Ghost Town
Cooper Pass Road to Burke Ghost Town

Difficulty

Overall this road is very easy and can be done in a 2WD vehicle with decent clearance, although the Idaho side is a bit rough with some exposed rock in places and can get very dusty in the summer months.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

This pass can be accessed from Wallace, Idaho, and I-90 from the south or Thompson Pass Road from the north. Either direction works great.

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