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If you want to get out of the city and peruse miles and miles of land virtually untouched by man... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
AZteacher85203
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Mesa, Arizona
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
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

If you want to get out of the city and peruse miles and miles of land virtually untouched by man, drive the MacDonald Pass between Helena and Missoula. At the top of of the pass there is a pull-out where you can stop and just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dorian B
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mdavis7543
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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
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