Hiking into 2017!


Last Day Hike – 12/31 Saturday 8:30am
Start at Visitors Center and Hike out Artists Vista,(route link). Everyone is welcome to come and do part or all of the hike. Dogs are welcomed and so are kids, but remember this is a 14 mile hike out and back to Artist’s Vista during winter.  Winter weather clothing and layering is advised (REI Tips) (BackCountry Tips).   Feel free to bring snowshoes or a sled, you will have to carry them yourselves. There’s drifts and various levels of snow along the road.  Bring a lunch or snacks, we will have a short break at Artist’s Vista and don’t forget to bring water or something to drink!

For those of you that would like to join us but may not have the time or want to do the full route here are some other options and turn around points along the way!

Miles are approximate:

  • 1.1  mile Paramount Trail  (2.2 return actual miles)
  • 2.15 miles Bottom of Switchbacks (4.3 return)
  • 3.15 miles Cap Rock Parking Area (6.30 return)
  • 3.5 miles Saddle Road (7. return)
  • 4.05 miles Valley View Loop Road (8.10 return)
  • 5.20 miles Vista Trail (10.40 return)

First Day Hike – 01/01/2017 11am                                                                                                 Makoshika State Park – Moderate 1.5 mile hike along the Bluebird Trail at 11am led by Friends of Makoshika. This hike begins at the Visitor Center and rises along the badlands features of the park. Lunch (Chili and Sandwiches) provided following the hike provided by Friends of Makoshika. No dogs (and kids over 6?), please.  Contact: 406-377-6256  Makoshika State Park, for more information.

For Other Montana State Parks #FirstDayHike  near you check:                                                First Day Hikes, Event Calendar:

Bannack State Park
Cooney State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Lone Pine State Park
Makoshika State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Placid Lake State Park
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Travelers’ Rest State Park
Wayfarers State Park

Second Day Hike – 01/02/17 Monday 8:30am. Meet at switchbacks, will walk road to amphitheater, return via Ponderosa Trail and Road Apx 4.75miles.mako2ndday

There will also be a 2nd walk in town, meet at the EPEC parking lot at 6:30pm and we will go for a little walk around Glendive, something like this:glendivewalk2ndday


Dogs or other furry animals and kids are welcomed on all Glendive Outside hikes and walks!  Just remember their ages, abilities, hiking distance and weather when bringing them!

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