The Salish considered the Peak to be sacred and was a place for a Vision Quest. Today, hundreds of hikers visit each summer to view the timeless scene of the Bitterroot Valley first witnessed by the Catholic Missionaries.
Directions to St. Mary Peak
Travel 3.5 miles south of Stevensville junction on Highway 93. Turn west on Indian Prairie Loop. Continue west 1.8 miles to St. Mary's Road, turn right and continue 1 mile to McCalla Ridge Road and St. Mary's Peak Road 739 junction. Travel on that road about 14 miles to the road's end at the trailhead.