Drop Tube Part 1

Total Miles


1042.77 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Drop Tube Trail is a rolling single track through large open fields of the Custer National Forest. With beautiful open vistas and large meadows, the views are incredible. On this trail there are no obstacles over 12", though you might encounter mud puddles and standing water in the road at some of the lower points. On Drop Tube Part 2, the Northern section, you'll crawl up and over along ridgelines and through the mixed pines to see the mountains to the North and West.


Dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow.

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Access Description

Head South on Otter Creek Road/FSR 484 from MT Highway 212. You'll see a sign for "Padget Creek" with an arrow pointing West. This is your turn-off, as Drop Tube connects to Padget Creek.