Big Hole – Road 181

Total Miles
41.7

Elevation

2325.13 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

summer, spring, fall

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy

History

Following an attack at what is now Big Hole National Battle Field, nearly 800 Nez Perce men, women, and children followed this route toward Skinner Meadows as they fled their pursuers. With a three-day buffer between the tribe and General Howard's men, they camped in the meadows before crossing the Big Hole Divide. From there they followed Bloody Dick Creek toward Horse Prairie. The rest of their journey (and what led up to the attack) is far too interesting and complex to cover here... but it's definitely worth looking into before you travel along this scenic route.

Technical Rating

1