Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway 01

Total Miles
1.9

Elevation

1353.2 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Smithsonian Butte is a National Back Country Byway that offers incredible scenic views in all directions. This byway will not disappoint when starting from the north. It consists of a steep rocky and rutted climb and is highly recommended to air down before ascending from the north or descending from the south. If wanting to avoid the more technical section then approach from the south. This will be impassible after severe weather.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

It is best to approach from Rockville and hwy 9 at Bridge rd.