Surrounding Area: Mineral County

Alberton | DeBorgia | Haugen | Saltese | St. Regis | Superior

 

Mineral County is located in western Montana near Idaho between Missoula, Montana and Spokane, Washington. The County Seat is located in Superior – also home to the Mineral County Museum, Community Hospital, Sheriff’s Office, and a USDA Forest Service ranger district for the Lolo National Forest. There are several separate, but intertwined communities within the county: The West End (Haugan, Saltese, DeBorgia), St. Regis, Superior and Alberton. The county contains 1,223 square miles and a population of ~3,600. The majority of the land is within the Lolo National Forest and located through a narrow valley separated by the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers.

Mineral County has much to offer in the line of recreation, health care, including a hospital, outlying clinics and first responders, and good schools. The County offers extensive recreation areas for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, some fantastic whitewater adventure as well as the 9-hole Trestle Creek Golf Course. Winter activities include cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. Well maintained roads in the winter assure any visitor the ability to find the perfect spot for winter fun. Summertime offers anglers some of the best trout fishing that can be found and with the abundance of recreational land, opportunities for hiking, backpacking, four wheeling and whitewater rafting can befound with ease!

Other unique visitor opportunities included the Hiawatha Bike Trail. This trail, which starts at Lookout pass, winds visitors through 10 tunnels and 7 high trestles. The 15-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, which burrows for 1.66 miles under the Idaho/ Montana state line. Self -guided auto tours are also available through the Historical Society in Superior, which leads visitors through the route of the 1910 Fire in the west end of the county, from St. Regis to Lookout. Many other community events take place over the year including the Memorial Weekend Flea Market in St. Regis, Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show, Mineral County Fair and Rodeo, golf tournaments, concerts, Mineral County Fly-In, and Alberton Railroad Days. For more information about Mineral County and all it has to offer please visit the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce.

Provided by:
Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
(406) 822-4891
www.montanarockies.org/index.htm

Mineral County Historical Museum:
http://mineralmtmuseum.com/

Mineral County Information & Commerce:
http://mineralcounty.info/index.shtml

Route of the Hiawatha:
http://www.skilookout.com/hiawatha/

Provided by:
Alberton Montana
www.albertonmontana.com
(406) 722-3404