Rock Creek and the Welcome Creek Suspension Bridge

The other day, I was wanting to fly the DJI Phantom 4 drone at a new location, so decided on driving 14 miles up Rock Creek (east of Missoula, Montana) to video the Welcome Creek Suspension Bridge. The bridge crosses Rock Creek as a major access to the tiny Welcome Creek Wilderness Area. In fact, the wilderness boundary is just across the span. The 28,000-acre wilderness is in the Lolo National Forest where it sits on the abuts the Sapphire Mountains. The 7,737-foot Cleveland Mountain is the highest and most dominant peak in the area.

Welcome Creek Parking and the wilderness across Rock Creek

Welcome Creek Parking and the wilderness across Rock Creek

Rock Creek in panorama form

Rock Creek in panorama form

Crossing the suspension bridge

Crossing the suspension bridge

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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