We all know that “Yellowstone” has made this state pretty popular. This state also offers a variety of places to do some off-road riding. We found a few places to check out!
1. Blue Mountain ATV Trail
Single track routes with a variety of terrain are available. Rutted trails are common on the steep trails. Trailer parking and an unloading ramp are available at the motorbike trailhead. Mountain bikes, stock users, and hikers all utilize them. ATV routes are 3.8 miles long while motorcycle trails are 9 miles long. To ride these trails, you'll need a 'Off-Road' sticker (available at the Missoula County Courthouse). Look for a road that forks off to the left at the 9.5-mile mark on Road 365. This is Forest Road 2137, and it leads to a viewing point. The lookout is operational from July through August. The gate is locked at other times. During fire season, you can climb to the top of the lookout. The view from this vantage point is spectacular. For more info, click here.
2. Benbow Mine Trail
This trail system is open to ATV riding and is located southwest of Billings and northwest of Red Lodge in the Custer National Forest. Forest service roads and rugged jeep tracks make up the trail system, according to trailsource.com. By connecting these roads, a loop can be built. A one-way road out of Nye Basin is also worth checking out. For more information, click here.
3. Ashley Lake Trail
Weyerhaeuser, Stoltze, and the Forest Service collaborated on this trail. The trail is located above Ashley Lake and is 7 miles long. During the summer, it is very popular. During the large game hunting season, the trail is closed. For more info, click here.