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Headquarters Creek Pass to Rocky Mountain is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Choteau, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 3,635 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Sandor Hopkins
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Rocky

Labeled as a loop trail, but only found one way up and one back down. A few false trails but were covered by scree or vegetation moments in. 9 miles round-trip from trailhead to the top of the pass and back. Spectacular views, trail gets tough once you cross the tree line and get into the alpine zone (scree fields). A few stream crossings, reasonable mid July. Stick with it for the views. 2L water recommended, probably 3 in warmer weather.

Grant Random
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HikingBugs

Amazing trail with waterfalls and mountain goats. The view of both waterfalls around the 2 mile mark is spectacular. Our party actually started the hike with the intent of ending at Our Lake but missed the cut off.

Diane Flores
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Backpacking

Loved the waterfalls and the scenery! Mountain Goats visited and hung around for hours each day! Everything about this trip was breathtaking! I am 50 lbs overweight and had a 35 lb pack! Get out there!

David Edmonds
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Hiking

Outstanding hike. First few miles are wooded with intermittent clearings which offer beautiful views. Nice grade (used for horses as well). We encountered a group of mountain goats at the pass. Reasonable scramble to the second ridge line if you take the western face ascent. Problem was, we couldn't find a good way up the final ascent and had to turn back after some serious climbing was involved. Think we should have gone a bit further to the south before heading up. Otherwise, you could cut across the north face at about 3 miles in, and scramble up to the ridge and follow to the summit from the east (that's what we'll try the next time). All-in-all a great hike.

Alicia Semmler
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Hiking

Great hike, can make a loop of this to Our Lake, which is what we did-but it was a bit though to maneuver the boulders and scree. We were rewarded with amazing views of the lake and about 15 rams!

jennifer ryan
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Hiking
First to Review

It's the Bob, and it's amazing. You can't really go wrong hiking in the Bob Marshall but if you are after views and a feeling of accomplishment, this trail will offer your that. Take lots of water, and a good camera. Parts of the trail are rocky so make sure you have good tread and start early!

Luis Carlos Garcia Casalvolone
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Helen SMith
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Roy Flores
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Nick C.
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