Moose Butte Trail #207
From its junction with Dixie Wagon Road Trail #222 on Crooked Creek, the trail meanders through thick lodgepole stands and crosses a feeder stream of Dixie Creek. From here, the trail climbs steadily along several minor ridges for 2.5 miles to timber-covered Burpee Mountain. It drops into a saddle, then climbs out to a ridge. At about 4 miles from the beginning, Dixie Summit Trail #209 branches to the right (east). Moose Butte Trail continues to run north along the ridge and around the head of West Fork Red River, a pristine unroaded drainage. Natural openings along the ridge offer good views. One marshy area forces the traveler to watch blazes to stay on the right track. These springs are the main stock water source on this trail. In the last 2 miles, the trail gradually rises to Moose Butte, which is covered with lodgepole and spruce stands, drops into a saddle, and ends at the junction with Porters Trail #508. Although not signed, there is an old pole corral and campsite here.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Elk City, Idaho|
|Water:||Surface - must treat for drinking|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|