Located in Montana, the snowmobiling in Helena is known for five fun snowmobile trails. The best Helena snowmobiling based on popularity are considered to be Lincoln, Rimini-Elliston-Basin Snowmobile Loop, Magpie-Sunshine, Marysville / Austin System Snowmobile Trail, and Minnehaha / Beaver Creek. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Helena snowmobiling trail below.
Northwest of Helena and east of Seeley Lake in the Helena National Forest, the Lincoln area has a 250 mile network of snowmobile trails. The trails rannge in elevation from 4,575 to 8,200 feet. The eight major snowmobile trails start right from Lincoln where riding is permitted on the streets.
Southwest of Helena and south of Frontier Town in the Helena National Forest, the Rimini-Elliston-Basin Snowmobile Loop trailhead begins at Moose Creek on the Rimini Road, with groomed route on forest roads, mostly timbered, with some ridgetop vistas. There are 161 miles of marked, ungroomed and groomed trails. The trails are maintained by the Helena Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club.
Northeast of Helena, the Magpie-Sunshine area has 45 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The routes provide vistas of the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. The snowmobile routes run from Magpie Recreation Area on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake east of Helena up to the northeast toward Sunshine Basin.