We are often asked if we have trails that you can leave on or do you have to take our machines somewhere. I suppose you could take them somewhere but why would ya?
If you haven’t seen our ‘backyard’ then I’d like to introduce you… snag a peek at the Stillwater State Forest, the Flathead National Forest, and the Kootenai National Forest systems that surround us in the northwestern corner of Montana.
There are approximately 50 natural water sources including: creeks; streams; and lakes; within a 20 mile radius of our office. Trails and roads within our area are limited and multiple forms of traffic can be found on them: pedestrians (hikers); equestrians; and cyclists for example, along with other off-road enthusiasts, like us. Each group soaking in the surroundings in a manner that suits them. We love sharing the space and encourage people to experience as many of the various ways to traverse our neighborhood as you are capable of. There is something to be said for hiking, just like there’s an incredible feeling to rock-climbing and bicycling.
Lupfer, Olney, Radnor, Stryker and Trego have a rich history that has been largely forgotten, except by the locals and many of our Canadian neighbors. Not surprising if you knew much of the history of the area is related to traveling through this corridor for everything from timber to rum running, and other trading between the two. Much of this history is shared on our guided trips. It’s comical to watch the surprise and skepticism of some of our guests when they listen to a young person in their 20’s talk about ‘back in the day’…
While we encourage you to ride or enjoy our backyard in whatever manner you choose, we really do hope that you go with a Guide. There is so much to learn and see- you don’t want to spend your whole time checking a map and making sure you’re going the right direction. We promise- this isn’t your Nana’s guide trip. Unless you want it to be, then we got you covered there too.