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Scratchgravel Hills

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alt Names

Scratchgravel Loop, Birdseye Road, Echo Drive

Last Known StatusClosed

This area at one time was open to OHVs but was permanently closed to motorized use in 2009. The area was small but had some scenic mountain views. The area had numerous trails that wound through vegetation such as prickly pear cactus, pine trees and scrub brush. This listing will remain up for historical purposes.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHelena, MT
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From: Helena, MT
1) Take Hwy 12 west about 5 miles
2) Turn right (north) on Williams Street, continue 4.5 miles (Williams Street will turn into Birdseye Road)
3) Turn right (north) on Echo Drive, continue 1.6 miles
4) Staging area will be on the left (east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenClosed
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Prohibited
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Scratch Gravel Hills Recreation Management Area
106 North Parkmont St.
Butte, MT 59702
(406) 494-5059
mt_butte_fo@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoMontana Fish, Wildlife And Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-2950
fwpgen@mt.gov
stateparks.mt.gov
CommentMontana OHV Permit Info

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TERRAIN

Elevation4000 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First AidHelena, MT
Gasoline GasolineHelena, MT
Diesel DieselHelena, MT
Potable Water WaterHelena, MT
RV Hookups RV HookupHelena, MT
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHelena, MT
Primitive Camping CampgroundHelena, MT
Convenience Store Conv StoreHelena, MT
Swimming Swim AreaHelena, MT
Body of Water Water BodyHelena, MT
Boating Launch Boat RampHelena, MT
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