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Montana Statewide Trail Projects

By October 1, 2022December 29th, 2022Trails

The Great Western Trail is a north-south long distance multiple use route which currently runs from West Yellowstone Montana to Mexico through four western states in the United States. The trail has access for both motorized and non-motorized users and traverses 3,100 miles through Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho.  It carries the designation of a National Millennium Trail.

It is the longest truly multiple-use trail system in the world being made up of paralleling and shared routes for all types of trail recreationists.  These include hikers, horsemen, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, snow-shoers, motorcyclists, snowmobilers, boaters, ATV and four-wheel drive vehicle users.

The Great Western Trail has been created with very little new construction, linking together existing routes approved for the above uses through primarily public lands.  It is one of the finest examples in the United States of what can be accomplished when all users come together on a mutually beneficial project.

The Great Western Trail Association is now working with public land managers and trails organization to identify a route from West Yellowstone to the Canadian border.  For more information, go to or

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