How long has the Montana Trail 406 been around?
The concept of the Montana Trail 406 originated along the Continental Divide. In 2017 Marty Bannon considered a Montana State route while riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route following a successful thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail. The first thru-hike, using multiple modes (hiking, canoeing and mountain bikes) was completed in 2022 by Carly and Fey, who proved the route. Read about their adventure here: Two Women Complete the Montana Trail 406
The route continues to be refined as trails and routes change in response to topography changes, transportation infrastructure changes, and land management policies.