Indian Creek Road Spur 1

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

1724.34 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

This 8-mile RT trail explores the Helena National Forest north of Indian Creek Road. The views of Canyon Ferry Lake and the valley are breathtaking. The forest is healthy and well-maintained. The elevation along this trail is about 5600 feet. The wildlife in this area includes elk, deer, and bears. Moose also call this area home. You can connect to several other trails in this area for exploration and trail riding. All private property crossings are allowed if you stay on the trail. There are old mining sites, old settlers' cabins, and camping sites to explore.

Difficulty

Easy

History

This section of the Helena National Forest is 115K acres. The many settlers' cabins that still stand in this area are a testament to the sturdy, resilient people who came west in the 1800s.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Highway 287/12 between Townsend and Winston, go west on Indian Creek Road. This road exits the highway right near the bridge that goes over the Missouri River. Follow Indian Creek Road Trail to this trail.