Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.


Continental Divide NST Trail # 9


The Continental Divide NST trail is 25.0 miles long and occupies a portion of the southeast boundary between the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. It begins at Chief Joseph Pass and ends at Beaverhead-Deerlodge Trail # 374. A number of developed trailheads provide access to Trail # 9.  Travel along this trail offers views of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and the picturesque Big Hole Valley.

Deer, elk, and other big-game species may also be observed as one makes their way along this pleasant byway.

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding, Snowmobiling

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Sula



Hide detail HIDE


Winter Sports

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
25.0 miles