Section 5: Rogers Pass

Mountain vista on Section 4 of the Montana trail
Photo Credit: Jam

Endpoints: Rogers Pass – McDonald Pass (Lincoln to Helena)

Area: Continental Divide Trail (CDT) / Lewis and Clark-Helena National Forest

Length: 69 miles

Description: This section begins at Rogers Pass and the majority of it is within the Lewis and Clark-Helena National Forest. This section follows the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) the entire distance. The Trail crosses Flesher Pass, Stemple Pass, and Priest Pass, all of which have auto access. It routes closely by Granite Butte Lookout Tower, which is in the rental program, along with many sites of early mining in the area as you approach McDonald Pass. Bear spray and bear safety protocols are highly recommended.