THE BIG HOLE RIVER RIDE

Map of The Big Hole River Ride

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Biking Photos (14K)Location: Dillon
Type: Road Ride
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 20 miles
(plus options)

The Big Hole River ride is an easy road ride of just over 20 miles, with an optional extension on into Dillon that just about doubles the one-way route length.

Spectacular scenery along the way includes vistas westward into the Pioneer Mountains and, at the northern end of the ride, eastward into the Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area. Farther south you'll skirt desiccated, sharks-teeth-like foothills, and enjoy close encounters with the hissing Big Hole River. Verdant, cattle-filled meadows, irrigators spraying water, and old ranching relics scattered about the landscape offer a real taste of the old West.

This ride, although described here going north to south, can be ridden in either direction. You may want to determine which way the wind is blowing before setting out, and choose your direction of travel accordingly.