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Montana's Passes and Summits by Bicycle




PAVED SUMMITS AND PASSES - HIGHEST FIRST
Name
elevation (ft)
nearby towns
location

10000 - 10999

Beartooth Pass
10940
- Much of the road is in Montana, but the summit just happens to be over the border in Wyoming

9000 - 9999


8000 - 8999

Coulter Pass
8066
Cooke City
Yellowstone Plateau

7000 - 7999

Bighole Pass
7360
Jackson, Bannack
Bighole Mtns
Targhee Pass
7072



6000 - 6999

Mt287 Ennis - Virginia City s(u)
6920
Ennis, Alder

Raynolds Pass
6824
(Henry's Lake)
Yellowstone Plateau
Logan Pass
6646
(Glacier NP)
Glacier National Park

5000 -5999


UNPAVED AND TRAILS SUMMITS AND PASSES - HIGHEST FIRST
Name
elevation (ft)
nearby towns
location

10000 - 10999


9000 - 9999

FR290 Monument Ridge s(u)
9587
Ennis
Gravelly Range

8000 - 8999

FR606 French Creek - Thief Creek Rd s(u)
8840
Dillon
Pioneer Range
FR290 Broomtail Ridge(sh)
8759
Ennis
Gravelly Range

7000 - 7999

Lone Tree Pass
7650
(Henry's Lake)

Lemhi Pass
7378
Tendoy

Skalkaho Pass
7250
Hamilton


6000 - 6999

Gibbons Pass
6945
Wisdom, Sula
Bitterroot Mtns
Nez Perce Pass
6587



5000 -5999


ALL SUMMITS AND PASSES - ALPHABETICAL ORDER
B
- PAVED - Beartooth Pass (10940ft) - Much of the road is in Montana, but the summit just happens to be over the border in Wyoming

- PAVED - Big Hole Pass - (7360ft) - a ride through wide open southern Montana rangeland
C
- PAVED - Colter Pass (8066ft) - road through Absaroka mtns between Beartooth Pass (Wy) and Cooke City
F
-   MTB   -  FR290 shoulder summit: Broomtail Ridge - (8759ft) - more ways to get above treeline in the Gravelly Range

-   MTB   -  FR290 summit(u): Monument Ridge - (9587ft) - a long ridge ride in the Gravelly Range, my favorite ride in Montana.

-   MTB   -  FR606 summit(u) French Creek - Thief Creek Rd (8840ft) - a high road in the Pioneer Mountains
G
-   MTB   - Gibbons Pass - 6945ft - This peacefull dirt road is one one of the most historically interesting passes in Montana.
L
-   MTB   - Lemhi Pass - (7378ft) - where Lewis and Clarke crossed the continental divide is a popular mountain bike touring area today.

- PAVED - Logan Pass  - (6646ft) - better known as "going to the sun road"; probably America's best internationally known pass for cycling tourists. In spite of this, cyclists are heavily restricted during what time of day they can cross.

-   MTB   -  Lone Tree Pass - (7650ft) - route finding problems are rewarded with superb views onto the Centennial Range.
M
- PAVED - Mt287 summit(u) Ennis - Virginia City - 6920ft - it's a mystery to me why nobody ever bothered to name this mountain pass.
N
-   MTB   - Nez Perce Pass - 6587ft - touring route leading into the endless forests of northern Idaho and untamable Salmon River Canyon area.
R
- PAVED - Raynolds Pass - 6824ft - low pass in Yellowstone area with rumble strips on the sides
S
-    MTB   - Skalkaho Pass - 7250ft - long, wide dirt road through the Sapphire Mountains east of Hamilton
T
- PAVED - Targhee Pass - 7072ft - heavy Yellowstone tourist traffic over a low pass without scenery
W
-   MTB   - Whitefish Divide - apr5600ft - northernmost pass on the Great Divide Bicycle Trail. From West: Eureka (2577ft). From East: Trail Creek (3800ft).



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