In the Wise River Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the Pettengill Creek Trail #245 is a 14 mile route open to ATV riding. It follows Pettengill Creek west and then south to the junction with Pioneer Loop Trail #750.
To reach the Flying Cloud Ranch Trailhead from Butte, head west on I-90 for 3.5 miles. Go south on I-15 for 18.5 miles. Go west on HWY 43 for 12.2 miles to Wise River. Turn left (south) on Wise River Polaris Rd. and go 8.6 miles. Look for the trailhead on the left.
Note: The trail map is based on BHNF Recreation Map dated 1996.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on designated Forest Service roads and a Montana ATV registration sticker is requiredon all ATVs.
Overall, Pettengill Creek Trail is the 23rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 24 ATV trails in Montana.