Yesterday I had to drive through Butte, Montana, a city that is best known for the 1,700 foot deep whole in the ground known as The Berkeley Pit. Despite my love of all things geology, I never like spending time in Butte, I prefer to drive through it as quickly as possible. However, just a few miles past the city, is Homestake Pass on Interstate 90, where you cross over the Continental Divide. If you are ever in that neck of the woods stop at exit 233, and you can ride a 9 mile section of the Continental Divide Trail. The trail head is all of a 3 second drive from the westbound exit ramp. So yeah, once again I was treated to a great ride on nothing but singletrack hovering somewhere between 6500 and 7500 feet the entire time. I took my time to soak in the views, chat with folks that I bumped into, and enjoy a couple hours on the bike. Here are some photos to enjoy, and maybe the next time you find yourself anywhere near Butte, MT, head on over and enjoy some trail.
A view towards Homestake Pass
Photo take by thru-hiker