Valley of Three Trails
The Ravalli County Museum is uniquely situated in the Bitter Root Valley at a confluence of three historic and nationally recognized trails. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This summer begins our journey and discovery of these three trails. We are a community hub for information and publications designed to assist travelers and residents to learn more about these fascinating historic places located in our own backyard. The Museum has embarked on an initiative to bring these trails to life. Capture the pure enjoyment provided by being outdoors, venture into this tangible landscape, one that embodies sections of all three epic trails. Let us illuminate and inspire that zest for lifelong learning we find so rewarding. Come join us on this voyage…
In the lobby of the Museum we have a Passport Station which allows a visitor to stamp their passport book with the official stamp of each trail. You can make notes and collect impressions from your travels; to journal and chronicle your experience as you visit and absorb these highlighted aspects of our surroundings. We also have a noteworthy selection of books in the Gift Shop that help interpret and translate these impressions into hard facts and informative narratives.
As the summer progresses we’ll share news updates and will showcase various aspects of the Valley of Three Trails for you to read about and encourage you to explore…
The web site of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail www.nps.gov/iafl
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail www.nps.gov.lecl
Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo ) National Historic Trail www.fs.usda.gov/npnht/