Seeley Lake, MT
The Danaher Valley is known for its expanses of grassy meadows that allow sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Flathead Indians often passed through this country on their way to hunt the buffalo on the high plains. Later, this valley was the site of the only homesteading activity on the western side of the wilderness, a small ranch established by the Danaher family near Bar Creek. This early attempt at ranching withered because of its long distance from markets. Today, the Danaher Valley is a popular haven for elk hunters, and spike camps spring up like weeds from mid-September through October. But there is always a special magic here heard in the lonely wail of the coyote on the moonlit prairies and in the autumn bugles of elk in the surrounding hills.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Seeley Lake|
|Elevation Gain||870 ft|
|Duration||Extended backcountry route|
|Season||Best July through September|
|Trailhead Elevation||4,700 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,370 ft|
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