Trout Creek, Montana, US
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Trout Creek Drop
Trout Creek DropPhoto of James Shipley by Kevin Colburn taken 2000
All right, so Trout Creek is pumpin' and you need to get out there! This is one of the creeks on
my top ten Montana Creeks, definitely a sweet run, especially for the Missoula crew.Montana
TO GET THERE:
-Take I-90 to Superior and get off on the Superior exit, and go South to Trout Creek Road; take a
left and follow this road up into the canyon. You'll come upon the creek and drive up it until
you reach a turnoff for Verde Windfall. There is a bridge a little bit further on the road, and
this is your takeout.
The putin is two miles back on the main road (Trout Creek Rd.), and there should be a clearing on
the left hand side of the road that leads down to the creek.
-Starts out as boulder-choked class 2, and then there is a log jam; portage left.
-After the log jam there are a bunch of bigger slides, and a left-banking slide that goes into a
-Below the 10fter, eddy-out left, and scout Steal Your Face, a double-drop consisting of two
10fters. and a slide connecting them. Very fun drop!
-Immediately below Steal Your Face is a boulder garden/slide, which may have wood in it, SCOUT
-It continues steadily, with a bunch of slides, and then takes a hard right and then there is
Cathedral, a 10fter that you will want to boof river-right (left is a strainer/gnar) then you
duck under some logs and ride on down to you car.
This is a great run and i recommend it if you're in the area.
---> Definitely pick up a copy of
, the guidebook, for a more detailed description of the creek and surrounding runs. Beautiful
guidebook, which you shouldn't be without.
Lat/longitude coordinates are approximate, from online maps; they should get you into the
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Last Updated: 2010-11-23 00:09:32