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Address: Helena, MT
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This forest affords easy viewing of many different types of wildlife...

This forest affords easy viewing of many different types of wildlife because of its proximity to the city.

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Nice drive

Very close to town. Didn't stop or do any hiking, just passed through on trip to and from Deer Lodge but very nice, scenic drive,

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very close to town. Didn't stop or do any hiking, just passed through on trip to and from Deer Lodge but very nice, scenic drive,

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This national forest, not unlike many others in the west, has lots of dead trees scattered about. Just waiting for the next lightning strike to start an inferno. The forest is desperate need of active forest management to thin out the trees.

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

coming down from canada, i always enjoy the outdoors and the areas which are protected and restricted to preserve their natural beauty. we drove through the helena national forest on our tour down towards yellowstone and area. it was a nice area, completely natural, and well protected. we were not fortunate to see any wildlife, but were not there nearly... More 

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Lethbridge Alberta
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We were here on a Sat. Took the noon tour , very good info , nice scenery . We got to see a momma bear with two cubs , very cool . This a very relaxing tour . This a very good two tour , alittle smoky but still good. I hope they get al the fires in control

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

A beautiful designated area with many access points to the water. Even just to drive through its truly spectacular. Montana is really beautiful. Pics are of a water/fishing access point called Russell Gates and beautiful primitive camping is also available here.

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Look at the photos of the park. The pine trees have been killed by the invasive pine beetle. This has happened all across North America. It is sad this has happened to the park. It serves as a testament to invasive species and our inability to manage them. The drive through highway 12 from Helena to Avon is uphill and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Driving through the national forest is beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife to see. Deer, birds and more, seem unafraid to be near the road. The overlook locations provide great picture opportunities. I didn't see as many option or services as at some other national parks, but for a leisurely drive or a day of biking or hiking,... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Driving along MT 200 between Great Falls and Missoula the road winds through Helena National Forest. The scenery is beautiful as you navigate the twist and turns. The elevation gain is enough that there is still patches of snow. As an added attraction you drive over the Continental Divide and Roger's Pass. The pass is infamous for having recorded the... More 

Lindsay, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We have hiked the Trout Stream trail a couple of times now and enjoyed it both times. A real high light of our last trip was seeing a family of mountain goats up on the hill. A little hard to see from a distance but then we were treated to an up close and personal meeting with a billy as... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, Usa
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

I took some time out of a business trip to Helena, MT to take my family to the mountains. A short drive and we were in the middle of national forest. Not only are the mountains great it was a nice break from business. If only I had my bow and a big game license.

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