Sluice Creek

Total Miles
10.5

Elevation

1,909.95 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is a rocky twisty ridge road. It's open seasonally with a gate near the first bottom switchback. The trail has fantastic views of the Bitterroot Valley and Sapphire range. The trail is loose and rocky; in some spots, rockslides and loose hills could leave large impassable boulders in the way. There are a few deeper transitions and some waterholes from springs that appear to run year-round. Some sections are very narrow, with low trees and steep shelves that drop far to the valley below. If you enjoy camping right along the main trail, there are a few dispersed camping spots. This is a great connector trail with 8-mile trail to make a nice loop. There is full LTE cell service at the top and none in the valley at the bottom.

Photos of Sluice Creek

Sluice Creek
Sluice Creek
Sluice Creek

Difficulty

Primarily easy but it does get narrow with low trees, Rockslides and winter weather could make it impassable. Some deeper transition with Water hols from Springs. There are a few tighter switchbacks as well. Paint damage is possible.

Technical Rating

3

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