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views are distant and beautiful

drive up to the top is quite an adventure but truly worth it. the views are distant and beautiful... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
Chrissie M
Beautiful Drive

This stretch of road was really a nice drive. Plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view of... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
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A cross-country skiing trail.
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

drive up to the top is quite an adventure but truly worth it. the views are distant and beautiful. but take a coat - very cold

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This stretch of road was really a nice drive. Plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view of the gorgeous valley.

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Stopped at the scenic lookout spot on the east side of the pass....very fine review of the area provided by the State on site and, even on a somewhat smokey day, the view was superb.

Thank SoloTraveler2505
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Another short free trip that we took because of tripadvisor reviews. A nice drive up to the pass, pulled in at the turnout. Read the historical plaque about the pass and took pictures of the beauty. In July, it was still 25 degrees cooler than...More

Thank patravelerPa
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We traveled through the pass three times in less than a week and it is really lovely with great views. On one of our trips there was some snow, but thankfully the roads were clear.

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed May 29, 2017

I hear this pass mentioned on weather forecasts on my computer in Ohio. I wanted to see it and was most impressed with view. The mountains and valley are splendid.

Thank wmillerjr
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The continental divide is just a short 10 miles from Helena. It is a favorite local cross country trail, a hiking trail (up at the top and you can even drop a car off and hike to the bottom or the mountain), and a great...More

Thank OttoSeitz
Reviewed October 20, 2016

So it can be sunny in Elliston and in Helena, but snowing up on Mac pass. Be sure to check the MT Dept of Transportation webcam to find out the "ground truth" about the pass or else you can get in a bad situation in...More

Thank subscribe2016
Reviewed October 12, 2016

best place to stop if you don't have a lot of time and get the real feeling of montana ; standing on top of a mountain with views that pass your ability to see. great place to stretch your legs and your four footed friends...More

Thank Dorian B
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I somehow love the twilight time of evening when it is still light enough to see but dark enough to where the lights are coming on. This view of Helena from Mcdonald Pass Lookout is awesome that time of night.

Thank stevea7777
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December 7, 2016|
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Response from subscribe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late getting back to you. You probably have heard of the difficulties with getting across MacDonald pass. These stories are likely grounded in truth, this pass can be unpredictable. The weather can be... More