The Treasure State: Montana FKT Routes

by | Apr 23, 2023 | Routes

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With towering peaks and wide open plains, Montana offers a variety of FKT options. And with only 42 posted routes, plenty of new challenges can be created. Of these 42 routes, 29 have no posted women’s time (69%).

In 2022, 4 of the 17 FKTs were set by women (23.5%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Mt Sentinel1.51870Yes24m 10s
University Mountain3.93182Yes54m 53s
Highwood Baldy5.63,026No
Ross Peak5.82400No
Limekiln Loop6.01,600Yes1h 12m51s
Emigrant Peak7.54,800Yes2h 21m38s
Iron Spring Trail8.7600No
Saddle Peak9.23,747Yes2h 11m27s
Black Mountain13.05500No
Blaze Mountain15.04,200No
Many Glacier - Logan Pass via Swiftcurrent Pass Trail and High Line Trail15.25,147No
Missoula Mountain Trifecta15.35233Yes3h 10m 39s
Hyalite Peak15.43,478No
Granite Peak Mystic Lake TH17.77,750Yes10h 19m14s
Granite Peak Lady of the Lake17.77,750
Little Rock Creek High Five Traverse18.38,600No
Stuart Peak18.54,250Yes2h 42m35s
Sundance Pass19.93,500Yes3h 58m52s
Gunsight Pass20.04,400No
Logan Pass Seven Summits Scramble22.012,000No
Holland Peak Loop22.510,000No
Mt. Rearguard22.75,200No
Crazy Mountain Loop24.05,600No
HURL: Hyalite Ultimate Ridge Linkup24.313,000No
The Beaten Path27.03,180Yes6h 23m16s
The Beaten Path Out & Back27.03,180Yes16h 40m34s
The Mad Dash30.05090No
Boulder Pass: Bowman Lake - Kintla Lake37.55,787No
Bridger Beatdown38.813,855Yes12h 40m8s
Gallatin Crest Trail42.09,000Yes14h 16m 0s
A Trail Runs Through It43.07,172No
Norris - Scenic Death March Loop46.011,000No
Bitterroot Trail47.1407No
The Grizzly47.27,931No
The Hyalite Picnic60.06,055
Rattlesnake Creek 5 Peaks Loop65.214,236No
Bitterroot Trail Out & Back94.2814No
Glacier National Park 10k Peaks150.058,000No
Montana's Top 50200.0100,000No
Rocky Mountains Slam (CO, WY, MT)1030.0432,500No
Pacific Northwest Trail (WA, ID, MT)1200.0No
Montana 12ersNo

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