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    Dillon, MT area this weekend - rides ?

    My company is taking a crew hunting in the Dillon area this weekend. I do not hunt so they have offered to ship my bike so I could ride while they are out chasing elk.

    Are there any worth while rides within 1- 1.5 hours of Dillon? I am actually staying in the town of Jackson, MT but will have access to a truck to get to trail heads.

    I am an advanced all mountain / xc trail rider.

    any input would be appreciated.

    cheers !

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    Lots of rides around the Jackson Area although it may be a bit cool this weekend. If you can get access to a Forest Service map in Wisdom at the Wisdom Ranger Station, it will show trails. Some good areas close to Jackson are. Lower Miner Lakes trail #58 to upper Miner Lakes. This is just south and west of Jackson. The trail to Rock Island Lakes #9 just north of Miner Lakes is fun too. Just north of there is the Little Lake Creek Trail #87. Great Ride off the Miner Lakes access road. West of Wisdom about 16 miles is the May Creek Trail #103 which starts from the May Creek Campground. The Butler Creek Trail #66 is also a good ride. North of May Creek is the Elk Creek Trail #18. That is a great ride. In the Chief Joseph Pass area, west of Wisdom are several Trails with the CDT trail taking off to the north from the parking lot. Can do a long out and back on that one. These trails are all on National Forest Land. Tons of other opportunities too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for you. Enjoy the Jackson Hot Springs.

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    Another source of information on rides from Chief Joseph Pass Area, west of Wisdom/Jackson, MT is this fellows great website. I believe most of the rides have gpx tracks or maps on everytrail.com or singletracks.com

    Lost Trails: Chief Joe Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidehiller1 View Post
    Another source of information on rides from Chief Joseph Pass Area, west of Wisdom/Jackson, MT is this fellows great website. I believe most of the rides have gpx tracks or maps on everytrail.com or singletracks.com

    Lost Trails: Chief Joe Pass
    Thanks for all the good info !

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    Sidehiller got the beta for sure on that zone. FYI- We just rebuilt about 20 miles of trail from Miner to Hamby to Berry then all the way over to Jahnke Lake. If you have a forest map and have a decent sense of direction you can utilize alot of the old mining roads to make great loops or just have car waiting on one end. Great views in places and some of the single track is really good buff stuff. It will be a little rough in places but we did ride it alot on a dirtbike for the first 6 or so miles up from Miner. If it got precip it should be riding pretty good. So much potential in that zone. If I hadn't just spent the last 3 months out there I'd be headed there right now to ride!

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    minor lake area has enough trail to keep a fella busy and like sidehiller mentioned very clost to Jackon ...grab a central beaverhead map and go. Blaze up in orange though as the bighole is busy during the hunting season. Also, check out Gravelle creek just north of minor. The Gravelle to overland to minor loop is a good one. Have fun.

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    Im headed to the Miner Lakes region this weekend. Anyone have any more recent info on the area? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    Im headed to the Miner Lakes region this weekend. Anyone have any more recent info on the area? Thanks.
    Just a guess, but in my experience, bring the biggest folding saw you've got. Bound to be a fair bit of wood down and the area is entirely dependent on being cleared by users. You could call the Forest Service District office or the SO in Dillon just to double check whether any FS clearing has taken place, but I seriously doubt it.

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    Some downfall, but it wasnt too bad. If the rest of the trails are anything like Miner Lakes Trail and the trail to Rock Island Lakes, there is a lot of good riding to be done down there. Anybody ride all of the Overland trail that appears to run along the foothills?

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    I have ridden most of it to map it. Check out Trailforks.com There is quite a bit of down stuff on the Overland trail but great potential. Lots of great rides in that area. Ones I particularly like are Goldstone Pass area, Park Creek, Goldstone to Jahnke Creek. Great loops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidehiller1 View Post
    I have ridden most of it to map it. Check out Trailforks.com There is quite a bit of down stuff on the Overland trail but great potential. Lots of great rides in that area. Ones I particularly like are Goldstone Pass area, Park Creek, Goldstone to Jahnke Creek. Great loops.
    On Trailforks, all I see are 3 sections to the north of Miner Lakes. I dont have the map with me right now, but I recall that it ran much longer than that.

    Thanks for the info, I will be back to check out the Goldstone, Park, Jahnke areas.

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