Flatiron Mountain

Cameron, Montana (Madison County)

Last Updated: 09/18/2021
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Flatiron Mountain
Flatiron Mountain Road is located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the largest of the national forests in Montana covering 3.35 million acres. This road is less than an hours drive from Ennis or West Yellowstone, and just under 2 hours from Big Sky Montana. This road is the middle of three connecting roads that make up a loop around Flatiron Mountain. The views of the Centennial Mountains to the south are stunning. You are sure to stop several times around Waypoints 4 and 5 and take pictures, and each time be amazed that the view gets better as you wind back and forth up the side of the grassy mountain. These roads are not heavily traveled, increasing your odds of seeing wildlife as well as enjoying that well-earned peace and quiet. Sit back and listen to the birds chirping or the occasional screech of a Red-Tailed Hawk. Watch the tall grass flowing like waves along the hillside below a picturesque scene of the Centennial Mountains to the south. Bring the pets, bring the family, this is a beautiful trail that will not soon be forgotten.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead 2462 Flatiron Mountain - Head East (0 mi)
Flatiron Mountain Road begins where Freezout Creek crosses under Freezeout Creek road. The starts here.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Ennis, Montana

Head south on Highway 287 for 33 miles to the West Fork rest area, Lyons Bridge, and turn right. Continue south on West Fork Madison for 2.3 miles. Turn right on Standard Creek and continue for 2.9 miles to Freezeout Creek Road, turn left and follow Freezout Creek Road for 4.86 miles to Freezout Creek. At this creek, Freezout Creek Road becomes Flatiron Mountain Road.

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Cory W

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Montana

Cory grew up traveling the logging roads outside Durango, CO with his dad for his woodcutting business and fell in love with everything about the outdoors. He's moved around a lot since then, from several rural areas of Southern California to Montana, Wyoming to Arizona, even living on a commercial gold mine in Nevada in for several years. In all these areas he has explored several thousand miles of old dirt roads and trails, as well as many old mines and ghost towns. Located in the Mohave Desert of AZ in the winter and the Madison River Valley of MT in the summer.
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