Sulphur Springs Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photograph of Sulphur Springs along the Sulphur Springs Trail, North of Great Falls

Sulphur Springs trail offers a half-day hiking opportunity into Montana native prairie and a step into history, only a short 15 mile drive from Great Falls. Pack a lunch and within 20 minutes you will find yourself in the solitude of native prairie grasses and flowering cacti. This 3.6 mile (round trip) graveled footpath, for hikers only, is along a relatively remote stretch of river and takes the adventurer to Sulphur Springs. Water from Sulphur Springs proved vital in treating Sacagawea's illness during the 1805 portage at Great Falls. The interpretive signs along the trail offer information regarding Lewis and Clark expedition and the later hydroelectric developments. A trail map is available that shows the route to get there from Great Falls, as well as the trail!

Walking trail only, no biking permitted.

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Great Falls
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Travel north from Great Falls on the old havre highway for 3.6 miles and turn right onto Ryan Dam road continuing 11.5 miles following the signs for Morony Dam. Trailhead oparking is on the left side of the road adjacent to the abandoned Morony Dam town site.



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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
2960 ft - 3040 ft