We are going to start at Cherokee Park, north of Livermore, Colorado.
Then into Medicine Bow National Forest.
Onto the Oregon Trail (175 years old, this year). We will join up with the trail just southwest of Casper, Wyoming.
Those of you who are country music fans will like our next stop, Kaycee, Wyoming, the home of Chris LeDoux, one of the greatest country music songwriters of our generation … made known by Garth Brooks. We will ride down main street on horseback, to visit the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.
From here we will ride to the “Hole-in-the-Wall, the famous hide-out of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
After that, we head into Wyoming open country heading to Ten Sleep, Hyattsville and Greybull. In Greybull we will meet up with a veterinarian to obtain our 30-day health certificates for the horses. We will make our way north to Frannie, Wyoming, the last town before we enter Montana.
We will travel through Belfry, go west to Red Lodge and then travel through the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
Big Timber will be our next big town along the way.
We will head toward Townsend and then enter the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Montana City will be our next town before arriving into Helena, Montana. In Helena, we will resupply food and other necessities that will get us through to the Canadian border. As we depart Helena, we will make our way up to Mullan Pass where we will connect with the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).
We will ride thru the Helena National Forest and head into Scapegoat. From there we will head into the Flathead National Forest, also known as the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.
We will be on the CDT until we reach the Chinese Wall, then we start going northwest to Hungry Horse Reservoir.
We will follow Spotted Bear Creek the rest of the way to Canada … great water source and grazing lands for the horses. We will cross Hungry Horse Reservoir to the east side and head to Martin City. The last part of the ride we will follow North Park Road as it follows the Flathead River, just West of Glacier National Park. We reach our goal at the end of the Flathead, at the border of Canada.
Follow our progress by clicking the link:
Map of the Route
(this is an estimation, not an exact replica)