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Chief Joseph Trail System

Explore the large network of cross country ski and snowshoe trails at Lost Trail Pass. This area gets a ton of snow all winter. Please be aware that these trails are groomed for skis, when on snowshoe, stay to the side of the ski track.

Anderson Mountain is on the south side of the highway across from Chief Joseph trails. These area is dog friendly as the trails are not groomed for skis.

Getting There: At the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley, follow Hwy 93 to Lost Trail Pass. Turn east onto Hwy 43 at the pass and find groomed trails.

Bitterroot XC ski club website has a wealth of information

Lake Como Recreation Area

This groomed cross country ski area also welcomes snowshoers. You can explore a huge variety of trails right next to Lake Como. Pets welcome.

Getting There: From Hamilton, travel south on Hwy 93 13 miles to Lake Como Road and follow it for 2.7 miles until it forks. Veer left and drive for a mile to the parking.

Other Areas

There are many other trails that are fun on snowshoe as well. Visit the “hiking trails” page for more ideas.

Hiking Trails