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Pipestone Montana OHV Area – Butte Montana

Whitetail Pipestone Montana Offroad Riding

Pipestone Montana OHV trail map
  • Total Trail Miles: 75 miles
  • Drive Time: Varied
  • Skill Level: Varied (mostly easy)
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Open: Year round (varies by route)
  • Closest Town: Butte MT
  • Vehicles Allowed: ATV<50”, SxS <50”, motorcycles, 4×4

Some trails only allow OHVs less than 50”, but there are also roads open to larger OHVs including full sized vehicles.

Popular with locals, this riding area 15 miles east of Butte makes for a great offroad weekend.

A bit off the tourist track compared to some of the more well known areas of Montana, this area still gets a fair bit of use due to its close proximity to Butte and all it has to offer.

Pipestone Montana ATV riders heading out from the Pipestone Trailhead
Heading out on the trail from Pipestone Trailhead

Trails take you through forested terrain in the lovely rolling hills of the region. Camp alongside a lake, ride a trail by a stream, visit a historic cabin and check out the unique ringing rocks.

The ringing rocks are a unique geological feature. If you tap on a rock with a hammer, it creates a unique ringing sound.

Ringing Rocks sign
Ringing Rocks BLM | Flickr

Portions of the riding area are on both BLM land and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

Located on over 30,000 acres, this riding area offers mostly easy riding on hard packed dirt.

Although this riding area is open year round, some routes close seasonally.

The Avenza Map for phones is your best bet to get around. It shows routes plus open/close dates.

Avenza Maps: Whitetail-Pipestone Motorized Recreation Visitor Map


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Trailheads For Pipestone Montana OHVA

Plenty of parking is available at the three main staging areas: Four Corners, Delmoe Lake and Lower Pipestone Parking Area.

Personally, I say snag a sweet camping spot on the shores of Delmoe Lake with easy ride in/ride out trail access. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Pipestone Montana - getting ready to hit the trail
Getting ready to hit the trail from Pipestone Trailhead

Pipestone Motorcycle Hill Climb Area

The hill climb area isn’t very big, but it’s fun for a run or two. It’s a couple of small, but fairly steep sandy hills with a dozen or so approaches.

Pipestone Montana  Motorcycle Hill Climb Area location map

Pipestone Montana motorcycle on the trail
Motorcyclist hitting the trails at Pipestone Montana
Pipestone Montana OHV trail
Nice view from the trail in Pipestone

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Pipestone Montana Camping

Free Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping is allowed within the Pipestone area except where there’s a sign prohibiting it. There are plenty of nice areas to free camp.

When free camping:

  • Avoid environmental damage
  • Do camp within 300′ of a road or trail
  • Do not create any new permanent vehicle tracks
  • You must take the most direct route to the campsite
  • Camp locations should be scouted on foot
  • No riding around the campsite area (only ride on roads and trails)
  • Pack It In / Pack It Out

ATVing near Delmoe Lake Montana
ATVing near Delmoe Lake

Developed Campgrounds

Delmoe Lake Campground

Delmoe Lake Campground location map

Ride In / Ride Out

  • Available Sites: 25
  • Pricing: $8 per night, $3 per extra vehicle
  • Open: Memorial Day weekend
  • Amenities:
    • Water (in the summer)
    • Handicap accessible vault toilet
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring
    • Boat ramp
  • Notes: No reservations – first come, first served, 32′ maximum trailer length, no hook ups, 16 day limit
Pipestone Montana - pups playing at Delmoe lake
Even the pups have fun at Delmoe Lake

Pipestone Village & Hot Springs

Pipestone Montana - Pipestone Village & Hot Springs glamping location map

Ride In / Ride Out

  • Rentals: 5 cabins / 2 glamping domes
  • Pricing: $130 cabins – $150 domes
  • Open: Year round
  • Amenities:
    • Ride In / Ride Out trail access
    • Private hot spring tubs
    • Beds
    • Air conditioning
    • Fire Pit
    • Outdoor seating
    • Outdoor hose shower
    • Charcoal grills
    • Coffee
    • Griddle
    • Fridge
    • Toaster oven

Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of Pipestone Village’s 5 luxury cabins or 2 glamping domes.

All cabins and domes have a personal outdoor hot tub filled with natural spring water.

Great for when you enjoy camping, but maybe want a few amenities. After a day on the trail, enjoy a relaxing soak, sleep in a comfortable bed and put together some casual eats.

Rentals come equipped with some basic kitchen accessories such as a toaster oven, griddle and coffee maker.

This is glamping, so cabins and domes don’t have indoor water or bathroom facilities. Enjoy a soak in the tubs to clean up or use the outdoor hose shower. The shared outhouse is located in a separate building.

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Pipestone Village & Hotsprings


Pipestone Montana motorcycle on the trail
Motorcyclist at Pipestone OHVA

Pipestone ATV Rentals

Pipestone Montana RZR rentals

Ride In / Ride Out

Pipestone Rentals & Adventures is easy to find with a convenient location right off Hwy 90. This company offers direct trail access onto the Pipestone ATV trails.

Conveniently located next door to Pipestone Village and Hotsprings.

  • 2 Seat RZR Rental
    • 2 Hours From $200
    • 4 Hours From $270
    • 9 Hours $370
    • Weekly From $2,331
  • 4 Seat RZR Rental
    • 2 Hour From $200
    • 4 Hours $320
    • 9 Hours $420
    • Weekly Rentals From $2,691
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Pipestone Rentals & Adventures


Getting ready to ride
Getting ready to head out from the Pipestone Trailhead Staging Area

  • Montana does allow street legal ATVs
    • Must meet street legal requirements
    • Must have license plate
  • OHVs must be registered to ride on public land
  • Trail passes are required (for all public land)
    • Residents
      • OHV must be registered
      • Must purchase a 2 year trail pass
    • Non Residents
      • Must purchase a 1 year trail pass

Youth Operators / Passengers

  • Anyone < 18 years old is required to wear a helmet when operating on roads
  • Anyone < 18 years old is required to wear a helmet when operating on Beaverehead-Deerlodge National Forest land
  • Operaters <12 years old are not allowed to operate on roads
  • 12-16 year olds are allowed to ride on “Roads Open to All Vehicles” if:
    • They are accompanied by a licensed operator
    • They have an OHV Safety Training Certificate
  • Children should always be supervised when riding

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