Colt Creek Trailhead
Although this trailhead requires some patience in order to get to it due to narrow and bumpy roads, the pay off is well worth it. Approximately 2 hours southwest of Lolo, MT or 2 hours and 45 minutes east of Kooskia, ID this moderately strenuous 12 mile hike along the stunnning Colt Killed Creek, adjacent to the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, offers ups and downs, mountain views, river fishing and the sound of rushing water through steep canyons. Backpackers, day hikers and horseriders alike will be delighted with the bountiful views and serene environment. There is very little parking available at the trailhead so if you have a large group please consider carpooling.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Lolo, MT|
|Water:||Drinking water is not provided|
|Restroom:||1 vault toilet|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-942-3113|
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Mountain Biking on forest service roads.
River and Stream Fishing
The Colt Creek Trail is a fairly easy 12 mile hike along the Colt Killed Creek Trail.
Long-distance backpackers may like to use the Colt Creek Trail as the first segment of a longer shuttle hike to either the Bear Creekor Big Creek trailheads on the MTside of the Bitterroots.
Please use weed-free feed for stock and consider grooming your stock prior to arrival as to remove any possible transportation of weed seed.
Big Game Hunting
Please visit Idaho Fish & Game for details on when, where and what you need to hunt in Idaho.
Moose, deer, elk and other wildlife often visit the area.
This area is a popular spot for viewing gorgeous wildflower displays and is also prized by berry pickers.
OHV Road Riding
OHV riding is permitted on forest service roads.