Granite Butte Lookout
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While renting the Lookout, visitors can literally walk out onto the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and enjoy a variety of day hike opportunities in the summer and cross-country skiing opportunities in the winter! Regardless of the season, visitors can always just simply admire the majestic panoramic views of the Scapegoat Wilderness, Big Belt Mountains, and Scratchgravel Hills from atop Montana’s Continental Divide.
The Continental Divide Trail passes right by the lookout tower and offers guests access to as many miles as they care to hike, bike, or ride on horseback. There are several other trails for guests to explore within a 1/2 hour drive. The cabin also offers winter recreation opportunities with cross-country skiing opportunities out the back door and nearby access to over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Open year-round.
The lookout is located approximately 16 miles southeast of Lincoln. It can be reached via Stemple Pass Road #601, which leaves downtown Lincoln at the blinking light and joins Highway 279 north of Helena. Follow Stemple Pass Road for approximately 14 miles to the top of the pass and then turn onto
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