This section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is entirely within Montana. The route begins at the border and quickly enters forested backcountry. It skirts the western border of Glacier National Park. The route goes through towns every 4-5 days for restocking supplies. You'll either be going over passes or riding through valleys enroute to the next climb, and it's considered the most challenging portion of the entire route. You'll go through historic mining regions lying between Seely Lake and Polaris, Montana. In addition to a sampling of some of its finest backcountry, two of the state's largest cities are encountered- Butte and Helena, the state capital. Fascinating historic sites beckon in both communities, so plan to lay over at least a day in each.
A customer from Helena,Montana on 8/10/09
The map is excellent.I like the fact it is more durable
than your average map so it will last.The route directions were accurate for the most part and the history of the area provided was a nice touch.I think the map would be easier to use in a loose leaf format
were you could take sections out individualy.It would probably cost more and be cumbersome though.