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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

Mailing Address
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
420 Barrett Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Special direction map

Special Directions

The Scenic Byway starts at Montana State Highway 43 in the town of Wise River and travels south approximately 49 miles over Forest Service Highway 73 to County Highway 278. The road is officially closed from December 1 through May 15 between Pettengill parking lot to the north and Elkhorn Hot Springs to the south. During that time, the byway is a National Recreation Snowmobile Trail, offering great snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Driving time is about 1.5 hours and the length of the drive is about 49 miles.