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Elkhorn Mine

Biking Photos (14K)Location: Elkhorn Mine
Type: Road Ride (with some graded gravel)
Rating: Experienced
Mileage: 12 miles one-way; 12 miles out-and-back

Glimpse into Montana's rugged and colorful mining past on this easy mountain bike ride to the historic town of Elkhorn, through the heart of the beautiful Elkhorn Mountains. The total elevation gain is approximately 1,600 feet; so, depending on your fitness and motivation, you can tailor the outing by riding one-way either uphill or downhill (if you have a shuttle), or you can do the entire round trip of 24 miles.

Elkhorn boomed as the result of the discovery of silver in the area in the 1870s. The town is now a state park with interpretive signs highlighting the historical buildings and sites.