Chaffin Creek Trailhead

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Trailhead
Location:
Montana, United States, North America
County:
Ravalli
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
4798 ft / 1462 m
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Chaffin Creek Trailhead
Created On: Aug 3, 2006
Last Edited On: Sep 14, 2008

Access to The Shard, Sugarloaf, Chaffin Peaks, & Chaffin Point

Drive south on Hwy 93 from Darby, MT for about 4.5 miles. Turn right (south) onto the West Fork Road (473). Go only about 100 yards, then turn right (southwest) onto Tin Cup-Chaffin Road (no sign).

Continue for about 2.8 miles to an unmarked junction and stay to the right (continuing westward). Drive for a little over a mile to the trailhead which is located at a right-turning switchback. The trailhead will be on your left (west).

There used to be only limited parking space, but during the summer of 2008 the Forest Service added a new parking area for several more vehicles.

There are no restroom facilities.

For information about the climbers' routes accessed from this trailhead, see the links included in the picture's descriptions.

The Shard is on the right (west) end of this ridge crest.
There are two routes and one proposed route to the summit.
East Ridge from Little Tin Cup Cirque - proposed
South Ridge from Chaffin High Lakes
South Slopes from Hart Lake







Chaffin Creek Trailhead

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