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At one time this land was privately owned by a lumbar company but was recently acquired by the Bitterroot National Forest. With help from Ravalli County Off Road User Association, two long loops were designated for motorized use. Both loops are marked with brown carsonite posts that are labled with directional arrows and vehicle type.

A small staging area is located near the end of Sleeping Child Road but caution is advised for those with trailers/RVs as there is currently no developed parking areas.

Be sure to thank the Ravalli County Off Road User Association and the Bitterroot National Forest for these awesome new trails.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityDarby, MT
AddressRye Creek Road, Darby, MT 59829
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From: Missoula, MT
For Sleeping Child Staging Area:
1) Take Hwy 93 south about 40 miles
2) Turn left (south-east) onto Hwy 38, continue .7 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto Sleeping Child Road, continue about 11 miles
4) Staging area is on the right.
*Note: After parking take FS Road 273/White Stallion Road west about 12 miles to Loop 1.

For North Fork Road Staging Area:
5) Continue south on Hwy 93 about 18 miles
6) Turn left (east) onto Rye Creek Road, continue 5.5 miles
7) Turn left (north) onto North Fork Road, continue 5.3 miles.

For Rye Creek Staging Area:
8) Continue east on Rye Creek Road 2.8 miles
9) Staging area is on the left.
*Note: After parking continue north on Rye Creek Road for about 1 mile to access Loop 2.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Reciprocity OfferedYes(ID, ND)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
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
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Marcus Day Memorial Hospital (406) 363-2211
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Cenex (406) 821-1940
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Cenex (406) 821-1940
Potable Water WaterDarby, MT
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Travellers Rest Cabins and RV Park (406) 821-3282
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Travellers Rest Cabins and RV Park (406) 821-3282
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (W)Hannon Memorial Fishing Access Site and Campground (406) 542-5561 or (406) 375-2611
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Cenex (406) 821-1940
Swimming Swim AreaDarby, MT
Body of Water Water BodyDarby, MT
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (W)Hannon Memorial Fishing Access Site (406) 542-5561 or (406) 375-2611
Contact InfoBitterroot National Forest - Darby Ranger District
P.O. Box 388
Darby, MT 59829
(406) 821-3913
mailroom_r1_bitterroot@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoRavalli County Off Road User Association
P.O. Box 72
Hamilton, MT 59840
ravallioffroad.org

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