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6 of 10 Types of Montana Recreational Facilities--National Forests
Ivan Gillis
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Montana National Forests

Bitterroot

MontanaIdaho
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Bitterroot National Forest is located in the Bitterrootand Sapphire mountains, reaching its highest point at 10,157 ft (3,096 m) at Trapper Peak. The forest is named for the bitterroot plant.

Custer

MontanaSouth Dakota
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45°30′N106°00′W

Custer National Forest includes the Beartooth Highway and the Capitol Rock and the Castles National Natural Landmarks. The forest's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness includes Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana at 12,807 ft (3,904 m).[40]

Flathead

Montana
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48°01′N113°48′W

Bordering Glacier National Park, Flathead is home to grizzly bearsbull trout, and Canada lynx. The forest manages four wilderness areas, including the Bob Marshall and Great Bear wildernesses.:203–

Gallatin

Montana
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45°15′N111°00′W

Bordering the north side of Yellowstone National Park, Gallatin National Forest contains parts of both the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf wilderness areas. Quake Lake was formed on the Madison Riverwhen an earthquake launched a landslide across the river in 1959.

Helena

Montana
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46°33′N112°12′W

The Continental Divide Trail travels almost 80 mi (130 km) through the forest, which surrounds Montana's capital city. The Elkhorn Mountains are the only Wildlife Management unit in the National Forest System.

Idaho Panhandle
Coeur d'AleneSt. Joe,Kaniksu

IdahoMontanaWashington
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47°43′N116°13′W

There are two wilderness areasCabinet Mountainsand Salmo-Priest, and numerous recreation opportunities in Idaho Panhandle National Forest. This forest ranges from the Canada–US border to the Saint Joe River, which is the highest navigable river in the world.[31]:173–179

Kootenai

MontanaIdaho
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48°32′N115°26′W

Kootenai includes the Cabinet Mountains and the Kootenai and Clark Fork rivers. The Noxon and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs are on the Clark Fork within the forest. The Northwest Peak Scenic Area is in the Selkirk Mountains.

Lewis and Clark

Montana
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46°55′N110°38′W

Located in north-central Montana, this forest includes seven mountain ranges and large portions of the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness areas. The forest operates the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls.

Lolo

Montana
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47°09′N114°26′W

Located west of the Continental Divide and containing parts of four wilderness areas, this forest has 700 mi (1,100 km) of trails and over 100 named lakes. There are at least 20 fish species, 60 mammals, 300 birds, and 1,500 plants in the forest

 

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