Montana High Divide Trails

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Montana High Divide Trails is the vision of hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and conservationists working together to build and protect a wide-ranging trail system along the Continental Divide between the Pintler and Scapegoat wilderness areas. This southwestern Montana system offers quiet trails and wilderness for everyone.

Nine organizations are collaborating to focus on conserving wildlands and fostering an outstanding network of quiet trails for hikers, mountain bikers, runners, and horseback riders to enjoy.

What We're Doing

  • A network of "front country" foothill trails located near Butte and Helena will give bicyclists, horse enthusiasts, hikers, and other quiet users access to mountain trails and open space linked to the rugged Continental Divide trail system.
  • Mountain bikers will tackle hundreds of miles of quiet single-track in some of Montana's most scenic mountain lands, including 202 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail near Butte, Helena, and Lincoln.
  • Hundreds of miles of mountain trails will provide horseback riders wide-ranging opportunities to explore Montana's vast wildlands along the backbone of the Rockies.
  • Hunters, anglers, and other wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy ready access to some of America's finest backcountry and wilderness — lands where grizzly bears, wolverines, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, and lynx still roam.
  • The 820-mile trail along the backbone of the Rockies will be Montana's contribution to America's longest and most rugged quiet mountain trail, the 3,100 mile-long Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

The Montana High Divide Trails partnership includes Great Divide Cycling Team, Helena Bicycle Club-Wild Divide Chapter, Helena Outdoor Club, Helena Trail Riders, Highlands Cycling Club, Last Chance Back Country Horsemen, Mile-High Back Country Horsemen, Montana Wilderness Association, and the Prickly Pear Land Trust.

To get involved in Montana High Divide Trails, contact us today.