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Granite Butte, MT | May, 2017

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Drive-Up in Summer, Ski or Snowshoe up in Winter

Directions (should be drivable by mid-late June):

  • From I-15 north of Helena – Exit at Lincoln Road (Exit-200) – Head West on Hwy-279 for 22.3 miles
  • Turn Left (west) towards Stemple Pass – drive 8.3 miles to the Pass (Pass is plowed in winter)
  • Turn Left (westerly) on the Marsh Creek Road – Drive 3.0 miles to the Granite Butte Lookout road
  • Turn Left (easterly) on the Granite Butte Road – Drive 1.4 miles to the Lookout (summit)

Alternatively – the summit can be accessed from the South via the Marsh Creek Road.  We activated this on May 20, and had to hike in about 4 miles through snow that was will quite deep in spots.

The lookout is available to rent year-round via .  There are very nice views from the summit.