Skookum Butte Trail - Missoula

Distance: 1.3 miles

Trailhead: On Road 2186 off Elk Meadows Road 451

Trail Ends: Skookum Butte Lookout

Skookum Butte Trail (304) is a National Recreation Trail that switchbacks up to the old lookout. It features views of Lolo Creek and the Graves Range. In the winter the Elk Meadows Road is closed to vehicle traffic for snowmobile use. Then the road becomes part of the snowmobile network.

Area Map: Lolo Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: West Fork Butte

Township 11N; Range 22W; Section 6

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Phone: 406-329-3814
Fax: 406-329-1049

Take Highway 12 south of Lolo. Look for the Elk Meadows Road 451 turnoff on the left. Follow that road all the way to just over the Idaho Border. Approximately a quarter mile beyond the state line take Road 2186 to the trailhead.

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Backcountry Camping, Bird Watching, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing