Cooke City

December 2007 Feature Viewed 805 time(s)

You know the saying, "big things come in small packages."

That fits Cooke City, MT, to a T.

If you're looking for an area with miles and miles of groomed trails, don't even think about heading to Cooke City. There's only a token 60 miles of groomed trails here.

If you aren't particularly fond of navigating a sometimes treacherous stretch of highway to get to a riding area-no matter how good it is-then skip Cooke City. There are some spots between Corwin Springs and Silver Gate that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up.

If you're idea of "services" are a host of hotels, restaurants, plenty of nightlife options, well, Cooke City isn't your place. There are some great lodging and eating establishments in Cooke City, but not dozens and dozens. This is a small town of 140 hardy souls who welcome snowmobilers practically into their home.

And if you don't like being at the end of the road, well, Cooke City ain't your place, at least in the winter. There's one way in and one way out of Cooke City as plowing on Highway 212 stops at the east edge of town.   

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