Winter Season at Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Winter Season at Lolo Pass Visitor Center Begins December 2


Get ready for some winter fun! Winter season at Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along Highway 12 at the Idaho–Montana state line, will begin Saturday, December 2. The following information will help you make the most of your time at Lolo Pass during winter season!


Beginning December 2, Winter Recreation Passes will be required at all times when parking at Lolo Pass Visitor Center. Day passes ($5), bundles (five day passes for $20), and season passes ($35) can be purchased at the visitor center during regular hours of operation. After hours, day passes can be purchased at the front door of the visitor center for exact cash or check. Day passes and season passes can also be purchased in Missoula at The Trail Head on Front Street, the Lolo National Forest office at Fort Missoula, and the Lolo Hot Springs along Highway 12.


Cross–country ski trail and snowmobile trail grooming will begin as soon as there is enough snow to safely allow the groomer to access Lolo Pass. Grooming updates can be found on the Lolo Pass Visitor Center Facebook page: search for “Discover Your Northwest - Lolo Pass Visitor Center.”


During winter season, dogs are not allowed east of Highway 12 in the Lolo Pass area. All dogs in the parking lot must be leashed. Please be respectful of other visitors and pick up after your dogs.


Lolo Pass Visitor Center is currently operating on its winter schedule. The visitor center is open Thursday through Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (PST).


Interested in bringing a group to Lolo Pass for educational or recreational activities? Please contact Lolo Pass Visitor Center and ask for Buffie Cerutti, Visitor Center Manager.


Please contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at (208) 942-3113 with questions. We look forward to seeing you at Lolo Pass this winter!