Jeep Trails in Montana

The state of Montana is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. With expansive prairies, tall mountain peaks and dense forests, the landscape is a diverse one as you travel to different regions. Driving a jeep through untamed wilderness can be a way to cover lots of ground while exploring and gives vehicle owners the chance to go off-road. Montana has numerous jeep trails, many of which are located on national land.

Glendive Short Pine Off-Highway Vehicle Area

The Glendive Short Pine Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area provides driving space for motorized vehicles such as jeeps and ATVs. Trails wind through 2,240 acres of federal land accessible from Dawson County Road 335. All jeeps must have license plates and be street legal to use the area. Drivers and passengers must wear helmets. Trails are managed by the Miles City Field office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Miles City Field Office

111 Garryowen Road

Miles City, MT 59301


Shepherd Ah Nei Recreation Area

Shepherd Ah Nei Recreation Area includes 50 miles of off-road trails on 1,062 acres of land. Another 4,000 acres of the area are limited only to hikers and mountain bikers. The OHV portion of the area is open for riding from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Be sure to check with the Billings Field Office before heading out as the area is subject to closure because of wet conditions or fire danger.

Billings Field Office

5001 Southgate Drive

Billings, MT 59101


Kootenai National Forest

Kootenai National Forest extends from the northwest corner of Montana into Idaho encompassing over 2 million acres of mountains and forests. Off-highway vehicle riding is permitted on designated trails. Be sure to avoid wilderness areas, where motorized vehicles are not permitted.

Kootenai National Forest

31374 U.S. Highway 2

Libby, MT 59923