Get away from it all without getting too far away. Thompson Park, just nine miles south of Butte on Highway 2, is a municipal recreation area with 25 miles of non-motorized trails for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Experience the backcountry as well as past mining activity, rock formations, incredible scenic vistas, and wildlife.
The historic Milwaukee Railroad (Milwaukee Road) serves as the Park's backbone to meandering trails heading off in every direction. This gently sloping 4.5-mile trail extends from the forest boundary south to Pipestone Pass and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, passing through two tunnels and over a 600-foot steel trestle along the way.