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Length: 80 mi (128.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +4,186/ -6,035 ft
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Chief Joseph Pass Area Trails

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#43 of 265 mountain bike trails in Montana
#3,212 in the world

The rides on Chief Joseph Pass range from amazing singletrack to forest roads. A
large section of the Continental Divide Trail traces the west edge of the trail
system. Trails run through wide open valleys, thick pine forest and areas of
burned forest from the large fires in 2000.

First added by chukt on Oct 6, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Chief Joseph Pass is located just over a mile east of Lost Trail Pass on Montana-

Chief Joseph Pass area trails can be accessed from four places. First from the
large parking lot on the pass for the XC trail system. Good loops start along Trail
Creek Road #106 about 6 miles further east on MT43. May Creek Campground
is a couple miles even further east and 2 trails start there. Finally, you can
access the CDT and Ruby Creek Trail from Big Hole Pass east of Gibbonsville, ID.
on US93 south of Lost Trail Pass.
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Chief Joseph Pass Area Trails videos

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Three Mile Ridge 1
Three Mile Ridge 2
Three Mile Ridge 3
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  • sidehiller1

    This trail is a workout and a great ride for intermediate to advanced riders. Be prepared for some short hike a bike. The trail is faint or hard to find in spots so a map or a GPS track is quite helpful. It is a great singletrack trail with good climbs and descents. You will feel like Lewis and Clark on this one! Its out there. Due to trail elevation, it is only snow free in July, Aug, Sept., probably.

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  • chukt   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Three Mile Ridge:

    Wow. Just wow. One of my all time favorites.

    The views are amazing. The downhill rocks.

    The CDT in this area has so many possible options for further exploring too.

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