Granite Creek Road (161/49)

Total Miles
11.0

Elevation

2,251.24 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a regularly maintained Forest Service Road that takes you from the Tobacco Mountains down to Highway 287, approximately 3 miles southwest of Nevada City, Montana. The route takes you to some very interesting viewpoints. A waypoint is included with this track that you don't want to miss. It is easily identifiable as there is a gate across the road and what appears to be a greenhouse-like building on the west side of the road. Look over the building to see a very beautiful house. Upon closer examination, nearby you will see the underground power and data boxes that go to the house. You will also pass by some very old ranch buildings. Be careful as there are often lots of cows on or near the road. This is just a fun drive and if you need a little break from exploring, definitely take the opportunity to visit Virginia City and Nevada City. Most of the action is in Virginia City. This makes for a great family outing and you can easily fill a day on this adventure. The road is maintained year-round but it could become challenging during the winter. Also, most of the stores and shops in Virginia City are closed except for weekends during the offseason.

Difficulty

This is a well-maintained road with few washouts or other obstructions. There is a lot of Forest Service, ranch, and farm vehicles that use the road. There are also lots of cows taking advantage of the grass and water from the beautiful stream that is along parts of the road.

Technical Rating

1

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