Butte Trolley  LbNA # 24120

Placed Date
CountySilver Bow
LocationButte, MT
Found By Koshka
Last Found Jun 21 2014
Hike Distance?

An easy find just off I-90/I-15 exit #126 Montana Street. Follow the signs for "Visitor Center & Transportation Center." At bottom of off ramp go north and take first street to your right (east) which is George. Watch for a small gravel parking area on your right (south) with picnic tables visible beyond. Park here. If you get to the trail crossing or visitor center you've gone just a bit too far.

Follow gravel pathway clockwise past the gauging station, 2 picnic tables and the viewing platform to the end of the fence. From last fence post take 12 steps towards the blue sign on the interstate off ramp for "Visitor info and transportation center." Look to the left at about 10 o'clock or 185 degrees on your compass and there are several clumps of cottonwood trees. Walk about 22 steps to the clump furthest from you (closest to the interstate) and look in the crotch of the tree clump. You'll have to step over a big but fotunately old ant hill. Please rehide well and cover with some cottonwood leaves.

Now head to the visitor center, take a ride on the trolley, and learn something of the fascinating history of Butte - the richest hill on earth.