Blackleaf Canyon

In an effort to escape the forest fire smoke in Great Falls last weekend, we headed for the Rocky Mountain Front. We decided to explore the Blackleaf Canyon near Bynum, Montana.

And we discovered an amazing hike that follows a creek through steep canyons!

Best of all, we had the canyon all to ourselves! We couldn’t quit thinking about how crowded a trail with equal access to Montana beauty would be in Glacier National Park.

Our adventure was a win on all fronts!

  • No smoke
  • No other hikers
  • Easy trail
  • Majestic views

Directions: From Great Falls, take Hwy 200/89 through Choteau to Bynum. Once you pass a life-sized dinosaur, take a left on Blackleaf Canyon Road. Follow well-marked gravel roads for approximately 20 miles. There is ample parking and a restroom at the trail head.


P.S. Don’t forget to stop at the Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Choteau on the way home. And save room for a piece of pie!

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