Skookum Butte is one of the more interesting day hikes in the heavily logged Elk Meadows area. A modified L-5 lookout still stands atop its natural summit fortifications, which require only 45 minutes to reach via the route described below. The mountaintop scene shows off a formidable array of high peaks as well as some of the Bitterroots’ lower and lesser-known summits. Highlights: A far-reaching panorama from the Skookum Butte Lookout.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||930 ft|
|Season||Best July through September|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,275 ft|
|Top Elevation||7,225 ft|
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