What is there to do in Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest?

Whether it’s wilderness trekking in the Anaconda-Pintler or Lee Metcalf wildernesses, driving the Gravelly Range Road or Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, or camping in one of the 50 small to medium-sized campgrounds in the forest, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge has it all.

When did Sacagawea recognize Beaverhead Rock?

In late July 1805, Meriwether Lewis recorded that “The Indian woman recognizes the country and assures us that this is the river on which her relations live … this peice of information has cheered the sperits of the party…” On August 8, Sacagawea saw Beaverhead Rock and at last knew she was home.

How big is Lolo National Forest?

2 million acres
The forest spans 2 million acres (8,000 km2) and includes four wilderness areas; the Scapegoat and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness are partially within the forest while the Welcome Creek and Rattlesnake Wildernesses are solely in Lolo National Forest.

Where is the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest located?

Montana, USA
The Lee Metcalf Wilderness, in the Madison mountain range, is a part of what is known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem….

Beaverhead–Deerlodge National Forest
Location Montana, USA
Nearest city Butte, MT
Coordinates 46°08′N 112°50′W
Area 3,357,826 acres (13,588.64 km2)

Where is Camp Fortunate located?

Fortunate Camp (1805-1805) – A Lewis and Clark Expedition Camp established in 1805 near present day Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana. Now under Clark Canyon Reservoir.

Is Lemhi Pass open?

On the Montana side, the Lemhi Pass Road and the Sacajawea Memorial Area Road are open to bicycles and motor vehicles. In Idaho, the Continental Divide Road south from Lemhi Pass, Agency Creek Road, and Warm Springs Wood Road are open to bicycles and motor vehicles.

How much is Lolo Hot Springs?

Current Weather and Forecast – Lolo Hot Springs

Lolo Hot Springs Admission Fees
5 to 12 $5.00
13 to 54 $7.00
55 Plus $6.00
Lodging Rates

What kind of trees are in Lolo National Forest?

On the Lolo, the predomi- nantly competing species are Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, western larch, western redcedar, grand fir, and ponderosa pine at lower elevations, and lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, and whitebark pine at higher elevations.

Where is Lewis and Clark Camp Fortunate?

Can you drive over Lemhi Pass?

Both 324 and Lemhi Pass Road are very good gravel roads and are drivable in cars, RV’s and buses. You have 2 choices from the west, both from Idaho 28 in Tendoy, Idaho. First is Warm Springs Road #185 which is the longer (26 miles) and less demanding drive.