Prickly Pear Creek Greenway

The proposed Prickly Pear Creek Greenway will be a corridor located along Prickly Pear Creek from Montana City downstream to the Helena Regional Airport. Prickly Pear Land Trust has been granted funding from the Natural Resource Damage Program (NRD) Early Restoration Fund and other sources to initiate a planning and visioning process for the trail corridor with the help of an engineering and planning firm.

The creek is an important amenity for the communities through which it flows. Currently, there is little access to the stream itself, and there are areas in need of restoration to provide a healthier creek. Without easy ways to reach the creek, the public is unable to enjoy the riparian area. This trail, or greenway, would provide needed access to the creek for recreation and education. In addition, it will serve as a non-motorized transportation corridor for area communities that are currently only connected by highways that are unsafe for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.