|The Lolo Trail has hosted many historical events, and carries the memories of hundreds of years of American Indian use. Two National Historic Trails - the Nez Perce and the Lewis and Clark - stretch the full length of the Lolo Trail, which is also a National Historic Landmark.
There is now talk of restricting traffic by way of a lottery based permit system so please make enquiries before planning to travel this route..
|Unlike many other trails that hug river banks and stay at the bottom of drainages, the Lolo trail was a ridgetop trail. Since south-facing ridges are dry and have fewer trees, it was much easier for horses to travel through scattered trees than through forests choked with downed timber.|
|Would you like to follow our retracing of the Lewis & Clark Trail?|