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Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

Mailing Address
Bitterroot National Forest
PO Box 388
Darby, MT 59829
Phone
Season
All Year
  • Trail
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Big Game
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Deer Hunting
  • Elk Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Nature
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Special direction map

Special Directions

Located in southwest Montana. This Wilderness is administered by 3 Ranger Districts of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest: Wisdom Road, 689-3243, Wise River Road, 832-3178, and the Philipsburg Road, 859-3211 in addition to the Sula Road. Northern access: From Hamilton drive 3 miles south on US Highway 93. Turn east on Montana Highway 38 (Skalkaho Road) and drive 20 miles to Skalkaho Pass. Continue east over the pass of 0.5 mile and take the first right turn. Go less than 0.25 mile to the trailhead for the Sapphire Crest Trail 313 heading south. From Philipsburg drive 6 miles south on Montana Highway 1 and turn right onto Montana Highway 38. Drive west about 25 miles to Skalkaho Pass. Turn left about 0.5 mile before reaching the pass and drive the remaining 0.25 mile to the trailhead. Eastern Access: From Anaconda drive 10 miles west on Montana Highway 1 to Spring Hill. Turn south on Twin Lakes Creek Road (FR 5131) and go about 3 miles. Turn left on FR 171 and continue about 0.5 mile to the national forest boundary. From here Trail 44 heads up the Twin Lakes Creek drainage.

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