Know Before You Go
This unique geological formation is located approximately 18 miles east of Butte and north of I-90 on BLM land just beyond the Pipestone trailhead. The rocks in this unique geologic area chime when tapped with a hammer.Take Exit 241 (Pipestone) from I-90 and travel east on a gravel road (parallels interstate) for about three-fourths of a mile, then turn north on a gravel road, cross the railroad tracks and continue north for approximately 3 miles. A high-clearance vehicle is essential, as the last mile is on a steep, very irregular road. If you don't have a high-clearance vehicle, it is advised to stop at a small pulloff about 0.9 miles from the site, just before the road starts going steeply uphill in a wooded area.
Bring trail mix and drinking water. Wear hiking shoes.
Contact: Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701
Phone # - 406-533-7600