The Disabled Traveler's Companion


Located along U.S. Highway 2, approximately 2.5 miles east of the Walton Ranger Station, is an exposed riverbank where mountain goats and other animals come to lick the mineral-laden cliffs.  From the parking area, a short paved path leads to the observation deck overlooking the waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  Make sure you have binoculars.

    Make sure you read the information on Goat Lick beforebefore venturing to the outlook platform 

Make sure the information about Goat Lick is read before making the scenic journey to the platform.  Looking up from this across the gorge you may be lucky to see a train passing through.


The path to Goat Lick is very smooth and not very difficult to use.






The platform is a wood deck from which you can observe Goat Lick.  The pictures do not even begin to give you an idea how vast this area is and what the goats have to navigate to obtain their minerals.

There is a bathroom at this location and as you can see from the photo above it is somewhat primitive compared to what you may be used to.  Make sure you pack something appropriate to wash your hands and discard properly
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