Bitterroot National Forest, Darby

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Bitterroot National Forest, Darby

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Bitterroot National Forest comprises 1.587 million acres (6,423 km²) in west-central Montana and eastern Idaho, of the United States. It is located primarily in Ravalli County, Montana (70.26% of the forest), but also has acreage in Idaho County, Idaho (29.24%), and Missoula County, Montana (0.49%). Founded in 1898, the forest is located in the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet (650 m) along the Salmon River in Idaho to 10,157 foot (3,100 m) Trapper Peak. Roughly half the forest (743,000 acres, 3,000 km²) make up part or all of three distinct Wilderness areas. These areas include the Anaconda-Pintler, Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wildernesses. The distinction is that in wilderness areas, no roads, logging, mining or other construction is permitted and all access must be done either on foot or horseback; even bicycles are not permitted. Hunting, however is allowed forest-wide including wilderness areas.

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Overview of Bitterroot National Forest

Walking past the city of Darby, you will come across Bitterroot National Forest. Although listed here, Bitterroot National Forest is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Darby.

Darby tours ideally do not include a visit to Bitterroot National Forest.

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  • With family in the valley I live going over to visit and we always do a bunch of hiking. Amazing. And this last time we rented and stayed up in a couple lookouts. Double amazing!!!

  • Amazing views, many places for hiking and camping, overall a great experience. Would highly recommend!

  • Truly wild and unaltered wilderness. Great swimming holes, plus some of the best tasting water once filtered. Wildlife abundant. Hundreds of miles of hiking or equestrian trails.

  • Unspoiled, beautiful, accessable to everyone all four seasons of the year. Out just doesn't get any prettier

  • What a vast and amazing place. The Trapper Peak hike is incredible.

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