Big Belt Mountains For ATV Riding

The 6th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Montana.

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Northeast of Helena in the Big Belt area, the Canyon Ferry Lake area has 160 miles of rolling trails through Ponderosa Pine.

To reach the riding area from Helena take Hwy 287/Hwy 12 south to Townsend. In Townsend, continue on Hwy 12 East to Hwy 284. Go north on 284 to Canyon Ferry.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is limited to ATVs with valid license plates.

Overall, Big Belt Mountains is the 6th most popular ATV riding trail of all 25 ATV trails in Montana.


Local Contact(s):  Helena National Forest (406) 449-5201; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868 or 541-1447.

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  46.704, -111.6149

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12790

Big Belt Mountains ATV Trails Map


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