Bitterroot Peaks on Lolo National Forest

Activity Details

From Missoula:20 Miles
Activity Type(s): Backcountry Skiing / Riding


Carlton Ridge and Lolo Peak via Mormon Peak Road. The road provides good day access in spring after the May 15 road opening and also in November before the road closure on December 1st.

Large numbers of backcountry skiers and boarders enjoy the open slopes of the northeast slopes of Lolo Peak and the superb glades on the western end of Carlton Ridge.

Carlton Ridge via Mill Creek Trail 1310. This longer day trip is accessible all winter from Mill Creek Road off of Hwy 12, with great glade skiing on the western end of Carlton Ridge.

Lantern Ridge via Trail 1309. This route makes a fine midwinter day trip. It provides great subalpine glade skiing on the upper elevations of the ridge and good open slope skiing on clearcuts of the lower part of the ridge.