Reservation Divide East Trail to Cha-paa-qn Peak is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huson, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.
From Interstate 90, 23 miles west of Missoula, take Ninemile exit 82 and head north three miles to the Nine Mile Ranger Station (turn right onto Remount Rd before the Ninemile House Bar, follow signs.) At the Ninemile Ranger Station, continue on Edith Peak Road (FS# 476) for approximately 10 miles to the Reservation Divide boundary. [Stay right (straight) at the left turn to "Squaw Peak trailhead"] A large parking area is available on the left and the trailhead starts here.
If taking the 707 trail, be aware that there are many downed trees. The first mile is very difficult to get through, with many downed trees and brush. After the first mile, the trail is not as bad, and the trip to the top by the sign is beautiful, with snow on the ground. Many pika and squirrel sightings, along with fresh bear poo on the ground.