Big Sheep Creek Back Country Byway
Length: 50.0 mi / 80.5 km
Time to Allow: 3 hours
Big Sheep Creek Byway lies near Dell, MT, 24 miles north of the Montana-Idaho state line. Along the length of this solitary route, you may pass only two or three cars. As you journey beneath the high rock cliffs of Big Sheep Canyon, look down into clear, deep pools of spring-fed Big Sheep Creek. The Rocky Mountains have hidden this southernmost point of Montana well, and it remains unchanged for those willing to explore the back country on the Big Sheep Creek Byway.
Big Sheep Creek Back Country Byway, near Dell, MT, offers a fantastic opportunity to peer down to the depths of Big Sheep Creek and up to the heights of Big Sheep Canyon. This mostly two-lane gravel road is traveled minimally, so you will see it much the same way early Native Americans and mountain men did.