During our recent stay at Downing Mountain Lodge, we stopped into the local Forest Service office in Hamilton. They had a great free handout of the local back roads in the area. We highly recommend you pick one up.
After looking at the map we decided we wanted to return to a place that both of us had been to before, Lake Como, except this time we weren’t going for the water activities. There is quite a bit of forest service roads in that area and we were hoping to catch some spectacular views of the lake.
The water was low at the lake when we visited this fall, so we took the Landcruiser down the boat launch and made our way through the rocky terrain to the shore. I always forget just how beautiful the mountains are in this part of the state. We discussed how we should bring the boat with us on our next trip to the Bitterroot and travel to the other end of the lake to view the waterfall.
We decided to travel further up the Lake Como road which made an ascent so we were overlooking the lake, the mix of fir and pine trees made it a beautiful ride, but no clear photo op of the lake. We made a turn at a side road and located two great rustic camping spots. We added yet another place to the bucket list, and hope to return once we get a roof top tent.
Interested in staying in this area? Lake Como has three developed campgrounds: