From Montana Route 200
Turn south at the Garnet Range Road located between mile markers 22 and 23, about 30 miles east of Missoula. Follow the Range Road for approximately 11 miles to Garnet where the parking area is located. Follow signs.
From Interstate 90
RV, Motorhomes and Trailers are NOT recommended to go this way. Take either Drummond or Bearmouth exit. Then follow the North side frontage road to Bear Gulch Road, watch for sign, which is located 10 miles west of Drummond or 5 miles east of Bearmouth exit. Approximately 7.5 miles up Bear Gulch Road is the Cave Gulch Road Junction. From here, Garnet and the parking lot are 4 miles up Cave Gulch.
The roads are dirt, in most places one lane, have exceptional scenery, you may see wildlife, but, expect to go slow.
When to Visit:
Garnet is open year-round, however access is limited in the winter. Wheeled vehicles are allowed on the road from May 1 through January 1, depending on snow conditions. Please note that visitors in the spring and fall may want/need to park in the designated parking lots and ski or snowmobile to the town instead of driving on snow-bound roads. In winter, Garnet is only accessible by snowmobile and cross-country ski trip.
$3 a person over 15 years of age. The BLM uses entrance fees to help protect, preserve and interpret Garnet Ghost Town.
Group tours are available through our partner, the Bureau of Land Management and need to be scheduled in advance. If you would like to schedule a tour for your group, call the Bureau of Land Management (406) 329-3914.