South Cottonwood

Total Miles


1,666.74 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This connector trail leads back out from or into Cottonwood Ridge. It has some steeper sections with loose rock, and some articulation may occur. Otherwise, it has the typical Montana forest road potholes full of mud and tight turns here and there. It's only wide enough for a single vehicle, but pullouts are scattered around for one of you to reverse should you encounter another vehicle head-on. There are a few larger pullouts that would make for excellent camping spots. As the trees clear occasionally, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. There's no Verizon cell service and no winter maintenance, either. Seasonal closures may occur due to the gates in the area.


There are loose rocky turns and corners. The trail is overall narrow with occasional pullouts

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