Best Madison Snowmobiling

The 21st most popular snowmobile trail in Montana.

  Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Montana, US


  July 24, 2016

Southwest of Madison in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, there is an extensive snowmobile trail system.

Red Rock Pass/Elk Lake (#2) - A 13 miles one-way route from Red Rock Pass to Elk Lake. There are some narrow, winding sections on this more difficult route.

Antelope Basin - Horn Creek Cutoff (#2A) - A 6 mile connecting trail from Antelope Basin to Route 3. The moderate route rolls through open country.

Antelope Basin (#2B) - A 7 mile route through Antelope Basin to Route 2 at Jct A. This is an easy route, but keep an eye out for fence posts in the snow.

Spring Branch (#2C) - A 8 mile route connecting #2 and #2B. Moderately difficult.

Horn Creek (#3) - a 10 mile route connecting Hwy 287 to Hwy 87. This easy route provides access to Cliff and Wade Lakes.

Freeseout Loop (#5) - a diffucult 13 mile around Flatiron Mountain.

West Fork Cutoff (#5A) - a 6 mile cutoff trail connecting Route 5 to Route 7 at Jct. J. This is a difficult route and it can be easy to get stuck.

Black Butte Loop (#7) - 50 mile loop beginning and ending at the Lyon's Bridge Trailhead.

Overall, Madison is the 21st most popular snowmobile trail of all 33 snowmobiling rides in Montana. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Madison including Red Lion - Georgetown Lake, Deer Lodge, Bloody Dick Trail, Schultz - Johnson Trail, Stewart Meadows Complex and Twin Lakes.

Local Contacts:  Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (406) 683-3900; Local Visitors (800) 879-1159.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  44.8987, -111.5876

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  16798

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