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“Very good network of groomed cross-country ski trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of MacDonald Pass

Ranked #15 of 47 things to do in Helena
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Owner description: A cross-country skiing trail.
Helena, Montana
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328 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Very good network of groomed cross-country ski trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

December through February, the Last Chance Nordic Ski Club grooms cross country ski trails at the site of the old Frontier Town just east of the pass itself. It's a nice variety of easy and intermediate trails, never crowded. Some nice downhill runs, etc. Although technically free, the club always appreciates a donation (donation box at the trailhead) to help defray grooming costs. And only 19 miles from Helena.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great to See if your wheels got their own skis!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

If your going through in the Summer time or dry time your going to be in heaven. If you try to make it through on a very rainy day or winter day your going to find some problems with visibility and serious winds.

Visited August 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just do it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

As a first timer to the State, why not visit everything you can?

Visited May 2012
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Helena, Montana, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Divide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

This pass is on the continental divide to the west of Helena. Views of the surrounding ranges can be seen from a park.

Visited May 2012
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montana
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74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Historical and Beautiful views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

As you drive there are historical markers en route. Worth getting out to read. There is one area where you can even see wagon wheel ruts petrified into the earth!
Along this route watch for the water spout on the south bound lane where you can fill up a bottle of fresh mountain water that runs there. Get off on Vista Point pull off to watch a sunrise, sunset, or the stars at night and see all over! Watch for speeding people though,the turns are quite sharp at high speeds.You never know when you will come up on a logging truck as did a few teenagers right in front of us that ended up losing control and ended up hitting the mountain side and were knocked unconscious from the high impact. Not a place to get distracted while driving!

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