The view from the rail-train in Thompson Park in Thompson park was featured in a recent article by Laura Stark, a lead writer and editor of Rails to Trails. The trail is the Trail of the Month for May 2020.
In the article, Stark refers to the trail as “Silver Bow’s Silver Lining” and anyone who has experienced the unique trail knows that is true.
Excerpts from the article:
Like a nesting doll, the park itself is tucked within Montana’s largest national forest, the 3-million-acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The national forest service co-manages Thompson Park with the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow—the only such partnership in the country. Traversing its center, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail serves as the backbone for the park’s nearly 30 miles of rustic trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
“Where the railroad used to go through, we have two tunnels and a trestle,” said Gina Evans, the owner of Butte-based Linked Adventures. “When I’m shuttling people to the rail-trail, you tell them that and they get excited, like they’re going to Disneyland.”
Read the full article here: https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/may/11/montana-s-milwaukee-road-rail-trail-thompson-park/