Towing a tent trailer to Rock Creek?

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  1. tinman207

    tinman207 Active Member

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    I am heading to Montana next week around Missoula, and was wondering if it really is suicidal to try and take a trailer up Rock Creek Rd? We were talking about hitting Harry's Flat campground, and there might be a good storm Tuesday and Wednesday, so it would be nice to not have to be on the ground in a tent.
    I've never been, so I don't know what to expect there.
     
  2. Richard Olmstead

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    Take it easy on the road and you won't have any problem. I think it is only about 5 miles from the end of the paved road to Harry's Flat C.G.
    Dick
     
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    Tent trailer will be fine. Those cumbersome 5th wheelers should be banned, though.
     
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    Cool...appreciate it guys! It is a super small and light one, so I was thinking it might be fine. Now I gotta start tying some flies up for it!
     
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    Harry's Flat is 17 miles from I-90 and ~ 5 miles from the blacktop. I've pulled my raft trailer up and down that road for years. It's no problem if you take it easy. It gets very narrow in places and there are herds of sheep crossing the road.

    Sometimes they grade the road and if you happen to drive it right afterwards you'd wonder what all the fuss was about.
     
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    Last month the road was in great shape. Won't have any problems.
     
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    Was one of those guys last October with about a 20 foot camping trailer. Was actually tighter on some of those blind corners on the blacktop than later on. Luckily it was Fall timeframe. Should be fine!
     
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    Those tight corners are really scary when any festival is going on at Rock Creek. Drunks!
     
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    My RC rig. 12ft of camping comfort.

    Sent from my little square phone thingy...
     

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    I was there last week and drove 25 miles up the dirt road and pulled my drift boat the whole way while scouting the area for bank fishing. Narrow at times but a smoothe dirt road and an occassional place to turn around. Go for it!
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. We had a great trip, and the road was in great shape. I was able to put my dad on some monster browns, and we made some great memories together.
     
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    Sweet. Glad you had a good trip.
     

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