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Ajax Peak Trailhead

Ajax Peak Trailhead

Ajax Peak Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.33198°N / 113.72374°W

Object Title: Ajax Peak Trailhead

County: Beaverhead

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 8465 ft / 2580 m


Page By: montanaboy, Michael Hoyt

Created/Edited: Jan 1, 2007 / Jan 1, 2007

Object ID: 256033

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Access for Ajax Peak's South and East Ridges

From Hwy 278 about 6.6 miles south of Wisdom, MT, turn west at the Twin Lakes Campground exit (RD 12).

Travel 8.2 miles to a sign pointing toward Big Swamp Creek Road and turn left (south).

In approximately 8.5 miles, turn right (southwest) onto Big Swamp Creek Road 625.

In a little less than 5 miles, you come to a sign for Ajax Lake.

About 3 miles later, you reach a place where the road kicks up sharply as the road becomes quite rocky.

From this point on you will need 4-wheel drive to negotiate the final stretch of very rough steep road leading to the lake.

The Forest Service roads in this area are closed to motorized traffic (except snowmobiles) until May 15.

External Links

For information about the climbers' route accessed from this trailhead, see the link included in the picture's description.
A look at the south ridge...
From Ajax Lake, routes go up either the south or east ridges
to Ajax Peak's summit.


Ajax Peak as seen from the...A look at the south ridge...