Outdoor Clubs and Special Events

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen Club provides groomed trails for cross-country skiing, and in 2012-2013 added12+ Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, potluck-6:30pm, meeting-7pm. Members may schedule rides before the potlucks, and June through August are outdoor meetings
Corvallis School Cafeteria, Eastside Hwy (just south of Ravalli Electric Co)

Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club provides groomed trails for cross-country skiing, and in 2012-2013 added12+ miles of new trails for skate skiing—these trails are classified as multi-use and will be shared between skiers, snowmobiles, dogsleds, and people on snowshoes.
Meets 2nd Thursday, 7pm, from September or October through May
1st Presbyterian Church, 1220 West 1st Street, Hamilton

Btterroot Trout Unlimited, whose stated goal is to “Conserve, protect, and restore Montana’s world-class coldwater fisheries and their watersheds,”  offers free beginners, advanced, and children’s (ages 8 through 14) classes on fly tying and fly fishing in Hamilton.
Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm
elks Lodge, 203 State St., Hamilton

Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot welcomes new members. They “promote fly fishing through contact with fellow devotees/addicts,” offer monthly programs, fishing outings, and activity nights.
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month (except August), 6pm
BJ’s Restaurant, Hamilton

Hamilton Hikers Club
For more information, contact Jeff Massey, President
eMail for more information

For general information on recreation in the Bitterroot Mountains, click here. This site offers a collection of links to hiking, biking, climbing, camping, fishing, rock hunting, and nature viewing in the Bitterroots.

Special Events

Outdoor Program  at the U of M sponsors a series of films including the Banff Festival of Mountain Films World Tour, presentations, outdoor gear sale, and events. All events listed are open to the General Public.

Ride De Root 100 mile or 42 mile bike ride through the scenic Bitterroot Valley
July 13th, 2013
Contact Debbie Johnston, Ride Coordinator

The TransAmerica Bike Trail, a 4,250 mile route, runs 75 miles through the Bitterroot, from Lost Trail Pass to Florence, following the Lewis and Clark Trail. For a map and practical advice, check out these two sites—Adventurecycling and TransAmericaTrailCycle (Don’t be put off by the date of this site; it does contain some useful information).

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