South Boulder Tobacco Roots Scenic Drive


Whitehall 59759,Butte Area

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This drive will take you up into a scenic canyon with high peaks, alpine meadows, and lakes. From Whitehall, head east on Interstate 90 to the Cardwell exit where you will take Montana Highway 359 south approximately six miles to the South Boulder turnoff, heading southwest. The road turns into Forest Service Road #107 and continues for approximately 14 miles passing through the old mining town of Mammoth. The road will lead into the canyon through several dispersed recreation areas which are popular for picnicking. At the upper end of the canyon, there are opportunities to park and take short hikes to several alpine lakes. The road can be rough. The first 13 miles can be traveled in a passenger car, but high clearance or 4-wheel drive is recommended beyond. The road is generally open from mid-May to mid-September depending on snow conditions. 

Reprinted from U.S. Forest Service information handout.

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