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Gems in Eastern Montana - 1

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gem Favorite The approach to Capitol Rock National Natural Landmark is stunning from the east.

Capitol Rock National Natural Landmark

(1) Ekalaka, MT

Recommended Routes in Eastern Montana - 9

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Favorite This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
Intermediate/Difficult

The Beaten Path

26.6 mi 42.8 km 3,806' Up 1160.12 m Up 2,066' Down 629.67 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite View from the Cap Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Cap Rock Trail

0.5 mi 0.8 km 122' Up 37.3 m Up 124' Down 37.75 m Down

Glendive, MT
Favorite Trailhead
Difficult

Limekiln Loop

6.4 mi 10.2 km 1,300' Up 396.14 m Up 1,285' Down 391.62 m Down

Lewistown, MT
Favorite There are some lovely views from the Kinney Coulee trail.
Intermediate

Kinney Coulee Trail

1.0 mi 1.6 km 333' Up 101.5 m Up 333' Down 101.5 m Down

Glendive, MT
Favorite "Four Dances Natural Area 09" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yz6ccj73), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Intermediate

Four Dances Trail

1.8 mi 2.9 km 408' Up 124.21 m Up 407' Down 124.2 m Down

Billings, MT
Favorite This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
Intermediate

Elk Lake

6.7 mi 10.7 km 569' Up 173.35 m Up 569' Down 173.35 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite On the trail
Intermediate

Lost Lake

10.7 mi 17.2 km 1,352' Up 412.01 m Up 1,351' Down 411.86 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite Top of a short but flowy descent....
Intermediate

Phipps Park

4.2 mi 6.8 km 426' Up 129.93 m Up 422' Down 128.61 m Down

Billings, MT
Favorite "Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhzemsnj), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Intermediate

Pompeys Pillar

0.6 mi 1.0 km 70' Up 21.27 m Up 70' Down 21.25 m Down

Lockwood, MT

Eastern Montana Hiking

  • 972 Miles 1,564 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 157 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 92 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 45 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eastern Montana - 285

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16.3 mi 26.2 km #1East Rosebud Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Lake Mary Trail #1B
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3Palisades Trail
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Parkside National Recreation Trail #103
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
4.6 mi 7.4 km #5Timberline Trail #12
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Willow Creek Trail #105
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7Black Otter Trail
Easy
Billings, MT
Easy
Billings, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Owl Be Back
Difficult
Billings, MT
Difficult
Billings, MT
4.0 mi 6.5 km #9Tie Cutter Gulch Trail #370
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Timber, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Timber, MT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Dalton Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT

Photos of Eastern Montana - 64

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This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
Mar 23, 2017 near Red Lodge, MT
Dewey Lake.
Oct 9, 2016 near Cooke City, MT
1500 feet of vertical rock - from the The Beaten Path Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Cooke City, MT
Near the East Rosebud Trailhead
Aug 13, 2020 near Red Lodge, MT
"Four Dances Natural Area 09" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yz6ccj73), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Billings, MT
"Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://preview.tinyurl.com/yeoysbgf), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Lockwood, MT
"Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhzemsnj), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Lockwood, MT
"Four Dances from the top 35" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhdplgxh), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Billings, MT