Buck Creek ATV

Buck Creek

Beginner trails or expert romps with the option to spend the night

Surround yourself with the jagged glacial peaks of the Madison Range with the beginner-friendly ride from Doe Creek. Or try more advanced trails like the Buck Creek Ridge Trail.

Location Details


55-minute drive from Summit ATR (Call 406-581-5086 for directions or more information)

Skill Level

Novice to expert

Trail description and things to know for this area:

  • 16 miles of marked and maintained trails
  • Trailhead parking lot is next to the Corral Bar and Grill (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • From the top of Buck Ridge, enjoy surreal views of the Spanish Peaks, Lone Mountain, and the Sphinx
  • For beginners, we suggest you start at Doe Creek, which is a mellow groomed trail that connects to Buck Creek Ridge
  • No cell service at the trailhead, but you’ll probably have limited service a couple of miles in
  • You may choose to rent and ride to Yellow Mule Forest Service Cabin
  • Perfect place for beginners with a trail that’s a gradual climb, especially starting from Doe Creek.
  • ATVs & Side-by-Sides must stay on the trail

Best Equipment for the Terrain:

ATVs or side by sides (must stay on trails)

What to bring:

Camera, GoPro, drinks, lunch/snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent and sunglasses.

Featured Equipment

Can Am Maverick Trail

Rate: $250/day or $225/day with 3 days or more

One of the most exhilarating and comfortable off-road vehicles on the market. The Maverick’s longer body gives taller riders more legroom. For more experienced riders.

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