Section 4: Benchmark

Spring flowers on the Benchmark - Rogers Pass of the Montana Trail
Photo Credit: Jam

Endpoints: Benchmark – Rogers Pass

Area: South Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

Length: 57 miles

Description:  This section begins at the Benchmark Trailhead and the majority of trail is within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. This section follows the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) the entire distance. It’s not recommended to hike this section before summer solstice, as snow levels can cover significant portions of trail, and even then, be equipped for snow crossings. Permits are not required. Water is plentiful on this section. There are some beautiful vistas along this route. Wilderness hiking etiquette is required. Bear spray and bear safety protocols are highly recommended.