Chief Joseph Pass 

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South View Roadway


Located on the Continental Divide, Chief Joseph Pass offers 49 km (31+ mi) of trails, with 33+ km groomed for skate and 16 km for classic skiing. Trails are typically groomed in advance of weekends by Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club, in partnership with Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Trails are groomed from early December through mid-April. There is an additional network of groomed multi-use trails suitable for longer touring. The Gordon Reese Cabin serves as a winter warming hut and is 0.7 mi from the parking lot. 

Please do not walk or snowshoe on groomed ski trails.

Chief Joseph Pass is about 95 miles South of Missoula, a mile east of the junction of Hwy 93 and Hwy 43 at Lost Trail Pass. 

Dogs are not allowed on groomed XC trails at Chief Joseph Pass. They are allowed on the groomed multi-use trails 

Free. Your trail head donations support grooming at Chief Joseph. 

Land Ownership:
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Additional Notes:
Please sign in at the trailhead register every time you visit. Your donations at the trail head support grooming at Chief Joseph Pass.