The Bitterroot National Forest invites you to enjoy a unique recreational experience at Gird Point Lookout. This historic L-4 cabin sits on top of an 8' tower and is located 11 miles east of Hamilton, Montana at 7,702 feet elevation. The lookout has a near-360 view of the surrounding Sapphire, Bitterroot, and Anaconda Pintler mountain ranges and sunsets are spectacular! Visitors can drive to within a half mile of the lookout and must then hike a moderate grade the remaining way. The lookout was restored during a multi-year project that began in 2001 and is furnished with vintage 1940's lookout furnishings. There is no electricity or water. Vault toilet. Propane canisters are supplied for cooking and lighting. Hike the surrounding hillsides, drive ATV's on Forest Roads in the area or bring your latest book and relax! Call the Darby Ranger Station for current conditions. (406)821-3913. $30/night fee. Open season July. Limit 4 people.
Directions: From Hamilton, MT travel 2 miles south on Highway 93. Turn east (left) on Skalkaho Highway 38 and travel 8.5 miles. Turn north (left) onto Gird Point Rd/FS 714 and follow this winding mountain road approximatley thirteen miles to the Gird Point Lookout Trailhead parking area. From there you will hike approximately 3/4 of a mile to the lookout on a moderate grade.
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service