Face-of-the-Mountain Trail (# 7)


Face-of-the-Mountain Trail (# 7) is 15 miles long. The first 3 miles of the trail follow the original path of the Beartooth Highway. In 1919, the road was surveyed and began, but soon lost funding (the road was called the Black and White Trail). The project was abandoned and in 1932 construction of the current Beartooth Highway began.

The trail traverses the east side of Mt. Maurice and the Line Creek Plateau. The first 1.5 miles of the trail crosses through private property. Please remain on the trail in this section to limit disturbance.

Distances to:

  • Robertson Draw Spur Trail No. 15 junction:           12.25 miles
  • North Line Creek Trail No. 7A junction:                   12.5 miles
  • Line Creek Basin Trail No.9A junction:                       15 miles

Elevation change: 1200 feet. The trail is open for the following uses: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 towards Red Lodge for 0.2 miles. Turn right (east) onto Rock Creek Trail. Immediately turn right onto Meeteetse Trail Rd. Drive 3.4 miles to the trailhead, on your right. There is ample parking and room for horse trailers. There is no toilet at the trailhead.

*Please be advised that the Meeteetse Trail Road is a dirt road and can be slick and muddy during wet conditions.

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  Area/Length : 
11.9 miles

  Elevation : 
6600 - 7800