Lolo Pass 


The highest point on U.S. Highway 12 between Missoula, Mont. and Lewiston, Idaho, Lolo Pass (elev. 5,235') offers multiple recreation opportunities. In the winter, it's a popular snowmobiling and cross country ski destination, with miles of groomed trails. Backcountry skiers also enjoy the surrounding terrain.

In the summer, rock climbers head to the nearby Crystal Theater, while the numerous logging roads in the area give off-roaders lots of room to explore.

Note that a parking pass, available at the Lolo Pass Visitor's Center , must be purchased during the winter months. You can visit the Clearwater National Forest's official Lolo Pass Web page here.

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Great spring skiing on March 16. Even though a lot of snow has melted in the last week or so, it was still as deep as I've ever seen it up there. South faces skied well in the morning, and northern aspects softened up nicely after lunch.

Posted by Matt Gibson on 03/17/2014 at 11:04 AM

There was over a foot of fresh snow on top of ample base Nov. 25. No grooming yet for cross country skiers, and there are a few downed trees across the Packer Meadows loop, but it's plenty deep to navigate anywhere you choose to explore.

Posted by Editor-in-chief on 11/28/2011 at 11:29 AM
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This is a great place to bring the family for a day of sledding on the hill behind the main cabin. Also the cabin is full of goodies like hot chocolate or coffee after a long day xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, or sledding.

Posted by Ian Vatoussis on 11/04/2010 at 3:22 PM

The cabin sounds like the place for me!

Posted by Rhonda on 11/17/2010 at 5:01 PM

You can check on conditions at Lolo Pass by visiting the Montana Department of Transportation's web camera.

Posted by Editor-in-chief on 10/26/2010 at 10:36 AM
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