Lost Gold Trails Loop

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The Lost Gold Trails Loop heads south through desert-lava rolling hill terrain. The byway follows along the route of an early-day gold trail that eventually lead adventurers to Montana. Enjoy spotting wild game grazing along this route during the spring and fall months.
Resources
Dubois Ranger District

Things To Know

  • Location: Begins on A-2/Red Road Junction at the “Y” Junction, east of Dubois, routing to Old Highway 91 north of Dubois, to Spencer. Then east on Spencer/Idmon road connecting to Idmon/A-2 Junction and the Fort Henry Historic Byway. Continue north toward Kilgore and east to Island Park, or if you choose, turn south and return to the "Y" Junction.
  • Attractions include Heritage Hall Museum, Beaver Canyon, and Nez Perce Trail.
  • Drive Time:  47.8 miles. Allow 1.5 hours.
  • In winter closed roads (A-2 and Spencer/Idmon Road) become snowmobile trails.
  • Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).

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