Experience Montana Trail 406

The Big Wild in the "Last Best Place"


"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.”

Naeem Callaway


Who We Are

Here at Montana Trail 406 Association, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is an idea and the integrity to remain true to that idea. Since the conception of the MT406 in 2015 we have remained determined to make it a reality. The core of our efforts is to create the MT406 in a way that makes it available to all trail recreation enthusiast  that share our love for the Big Sky. Our team’s novel ideas, passion for the trail, and commitment to pushing ahead is evident in all our efforts.

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What we are

The newest, most diverse, multi-faceted ultra long trail---The Last Best Trail!

The Montana Trail 406 is a multi-discipline route  that showcases the best of our diverse state from the Crown of the Continent to the breathtaking grasslands of our prairie landscape. The Montana Trail 406 offers an opportunity to discover Montana beyond the  borders of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

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The vision and the goal.

With the MT406 initiative, our goal is to promote great outdoor recreation opportunities in the Big Sky. The MT406 can empower people by providing a challenging trail experience to test their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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Imagining the TRAIL

Our mission is a simple one.  Plot a path less taken across the Big Sky highlighting the vast diversity of the people, land and terrain.  We strive to NOT create new trail but link the best of trails that already exist to create an incredible experience for a multitude of adventurers.

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One Step at a Time


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MT406 Events

  • Montana Trail 406 Association at Voyagers game
    Jul 26, 2025, 6:50 PM
    Great Falls, 1015 25th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401, USA
    Nothing Like It
  • Lincoln Art and Music Festival
    Sat, Aug 14
    Hooper Park Campground
    Aug 14, 10:00 AM – Aug 15, 7:20 PM
    Hooper Park Campground, Lincoln, MT 59639, USA
    Montana Trail 406 Association will be present at the Lincoln Art and Music Festival this August and guide a hike/presentation to Lewis and Clark Pass along a portion of the MT406. Hike begins at 7AM.
  • Lewis and Clark Pass hike and presentation
    Sat, Aug 14
    Alice Creek Trailhead
    Aug 14, 7:00 AM
    Alice Creek Trailhead, Lincoln, MT 59639, USA
    Experience a challenging trail hike on the MT 406 along the Continental Divide and over Lewis and Clark Pass. Two hike routes. 4 miles and 11 mile loop. Dogs welcome.

The MT406 Team

The Faces of Our Organization

Since our founding in 2017, the Montana Trail 406 Association has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.


"Race" M Bannon

Founder & President

RACE is a veteran ultra long hiker and bike packer with a wide variety of outdoor experience.


"JAM" Amy Grisak

VP/Trail Development

With us since the MT406 founding, Amy is a seasoned outdoor professional with an impressive resume of successful endeavors.   JAM is an experienced multi media skilled team member. She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping The Montana Trail 406 grow and succeed.


"DANO" Jim Gurden

Treasurer/ Law Enforcement-SAR LNO

Dano joined Montana Trail 406 with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization. He brings vast experience in public service with broad outdoor recreation experience.

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Sharon Bannon

Director of Communication/Secretary

Sharon joined Montana Trail 406 and brings extensive experience in the education field and a vision and drive to improve our Non-Profit Organization.



GIS Professional/Adjunct Board Member

GIS Professional with extensive and broad experience in the management and development of cartographic data. Avid Outdoorsman.

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Laurie Richards

Trail Town Liaison

Laurie joined the MT406 Team with the goal of ensuring the small Montana towns that support the Trail are represented and benefit from the initiative going forward. She brings extensive small business and Chamber of Commerce experience to the MT406 Team.


Contact Montana Trail 406

7201 Fox Farm Rd
Great Falls Montana


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