A scenic and historical hike in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness to the site of the second worst forest fire accident in USGA Forest Service history. Interest in this area has grown since the release of Norman Maclean’s "Young Men and Fire" in 1992. In his book Maclean pieces together a picture of actual events and explains the controversy surrounding the Mann Gulch Fire. This book is considered the most accurate account of what happened at Mann Gulch when thirteen men died in a wildfire in 1949. The fire was located in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness just east of the Missouri River near the top of the ridge between Meriwether and Mann Gulches. The general area is steep and jagged and is known as one of the roughest areas east of the Continental Divide.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Duration||Day hike with boat ride|
|Season||May through October|
|Trailhead Elevation||3,500 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,100 ft|
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