Traveling from Lolo National Forest, up and over Garnet Range, a great start to a backcountry route that weaves through more than a dozen outstanding Montana ghost towns.

Rails have been pulled but the route is one of America’s premier rail-to-trails for motorized and hiking-biking – the last continental line that survived the “Golden Era” of railroad.

Retracing wagon roads and abandoned rail-beds to some of the best preserved and authentic old west towns including Virginia City, the best living ghost town in America – hands down.

Expedition starts in northern Montana and takes a toe-dip into Idaho Panhandle to explore the trails and relics of two stampedes; 1886 West Fisher and 1884 Murray Gold Rush.