With A Lake And A Surprise Waterfall, The Lake Como Loop Trail Is The Ideal Montana Summer Hike
Did you know Montana has its very own Lake Como? And, with all due respect to Italy, we happen to think ours is just as beautiful. Located about 11 miles from Darby, Lake Como is a popular place for boating and water sports in the summer. But we happen to think the best way to experience it is from the scenic Lake Como Loop Trail.
The Lake Como Loop Trail is not particularly treacherous, but beginners should note that it does span almost eight miles.
That being said, the scenery is so gorgeous, you might actually forget you're exercising.
The trail starts out with a nice, flat section, drawing you toward the beautiful lake...
...and soon, you'll cross a pack bridge across Rock Creek.
Not only is it nice and sturdy, but it offers some pretty fantastic views.
It's not every day to get to enjoy a lakeside hike that features a waterfall, but this trail is far from ordinary.
The waterfall is a bit of a surprise, but it's an unexpected delight.
Eventually, you'll be closer to Lake Como and continue on in a loop.
But if the entire 7.9-mile trail seems too daunting, you can always hike a few miles in and go back the way you came. You'll still get to enjoy a lot of scenery.
Lake Como serves as a source of irrigation for the Bitterroot Valley.
It was constructed in the early 1900s for this purpose. These days, it's popular for swimming, boating, and camping.
Come check out this wildly underrated part of Montana and enjoy a brisk, scenic hike.
This trail tends to be pretty popular in the summertime, so leave early in the morning if you'd like to avoid the crowds.
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Lake Como, Montana 59829, USA