Take a Bitterroot Valley Scenic Drive
Do the loop. Going south on Hwy 93 from Darby, you pass through the canyons of Sula, where you can usually see big horn sheep. You will see the major burn area from the Sula Complex fire of 2000. At the top of the Chief Joseph Pass, you are hovering at the top of the Continental Divide. That's where you'll find Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area for downhill skiing, and miles of Chief Joseph cross-country ski trails. Turn left on Hwy 43 through the pristine Big Hole Valley. The vistas are incredible, and humanity is at a minimum. At Wisdom, head north on Hwy 93, which skirts the Big Hole River. Nature is lovely. Then take 569 to Anaconda, and then turn left on Hwy 1. You'll drive by Silver Lake and Georgetown Lake. Your next turn is onto Route 38, and back across the divide. Stop at Gem Mountain and find some sapphires. Your next beautiful landmark is Skalkaho Falls. This road is gravel and narrow with steep drops. Skalkaho Pass closes in the winter, so you have to make this drive soon. It's a fun adventure. For more information about Skalkaho Falls, visit: [Skalkaho Pass].
Mountain Spirit Inn
308 S Main Street (Hwy 93)
PO Box 431
Darby, MT 59829
Ph/Fax: (406) 821-3405
Rsvn: (800) 820-2554
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You will always find a warm Montana welcome at the Mountain Spirit Inn. Whether you are visiting for business, family, fun, sports, or on vacation, you will discover a wonderful, little motel in a beautiful and historic community of Darby, situated on Highway 93, just one hour south from Missoula and 30 miles to the Idaho border.
Right in downtown Darby, the Mountain Spirit Inn is a clean and comfortable, family-owned motel. Darby is located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, which is in Ravalli County. The County comprises the southwestern portion of Montana, which is in the region called Glacier Country. Click on "Contact" information to view a map of Ravalli County.
Highway 93, also called Main Street through Darby, runs along the Lewis and Clark Trail. This scenic highway is also part of the Nez Perce Trail; it goes all the way from Canada to Mexico, and it is part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Path. The Mountain Spirit Inn is within close proximity to the Continental Divide Hiking Trail (CDT) and Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area. This is beautiful country!
Darby is a rural small town that is horse-friendly. The lifestyle is laid back. The pace is slow. There are so many activities to participate in and enjoy. Darby is the gateway to nature's playground and the entrance to the Bitterroot Valley. The Bitterroot National Forest surrounds it. Only 63 miles from Missoula, Darby can connect with the whole world via the Missoula International Airport. While being away from it all, you can still be in the middle of it all.
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