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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Step at a Time
- Sat, Aug 14Hooper Park Campground
- Sat, Aug 14Alice Creek Trailhead
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
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.
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.
"GLACIER" Rob Ahl
GIS Professional/Adjunct Board Member
GIS Professional with extensive and broad experience in the management and development of cartographic data. Avid Outdoorsman.
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.