In a little explored section of Western Montana lies a spur of mountains that separates the Couer d’Alene Mountains from the Cabinet Mountains. This spur is called the CC Divide, and fortunately for us, there is a trail that run along the top of this ridge! The CC Divide offers a wonderful habitat for elk and other creatures, as well as views into the Cabinet Mountains to the North and down onto the Clark Fork as it flows through Thompson Falls.
The Alpine Running Guides trail running tour of the CC Divide will begin much lower than the divide itself. We want you to earn those views! We will follow a single track trail up an arm of the ridge, go over Hawk Mountain and then converge with the CC Divide Trail. From there we will run east along the top of the Divide enjoying spring flowers, and alpine meadows and lush greenery before topping out on Mount Bushnell. Here is where we will have the best views so be ready with your camera! After Mount Bushnell we will descend another arm of the ridge back to Savenac Creek and a waiting lunch.
This is a long, awesome day! The trail runs almost entirely on ridgelines, which are incredibly rewarding, but also challenging. We recommend you have completed a 15+ mile trail run before joining us for this adventure. Please call us to see if this guided trail run along the CC Divide is the trip for you!
Date: July 1st, 2018
Depart: Runner’s Edge in Missoula at 7:00am
Return: Early Afternoon
Distance: 16.5 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 4324′
Surface: Single-Track Trail
Cost: $135 per person
-Trailhead transportation from Runner’s Edge in Missoula
-All nutrition needed for the run
-Two Insta-worthy pictures
-Post-Run Shakeout Massage
-Alpine Running Guides tee
-A hassle free adventure led by WFR certified guides
The CC Divide Alpine Running Guides trip is permitted to be on the Lolo National Forest by the Superior Ranger District of the United States Forest Service.