One Of Montana’s Most Annoying Questions, Answered.
Summertime means things like travel, memories, and lakes. I guess if you are in Montana, it also means hiking, music, rodeos, and much much more, which is why we are lucky to live in this beautiful state.
My son has been asking if we can go to Fairy Lake, and I finally had a Saturday off, so we decided to take a peek.
The drive up is so pretty. For the people that stay in town and say, "look how cool the M is," the other side of Bridger is even more stunning. Many locals already know this, though, as they head up to Bridger Bowl every winter to hit the slopes.
One of the most frequent questions I see is "how is the road to Fairy Lake?". So to put it to rest, which absolutely needs to be done, it is just fine. Now, let me clarify what "just fine" means.
Yes, the road is a bit narrow, so there are times when you will have to stop and let someone pass by. Now, the last two miles of the dirt road...that's a bit rough. If you have a vehicle with anything loose or rattling, there is a good chance you will no longer have that part on your car. But if you have driven on a rough gravel road before, this is nothing to stress about.
We tried to leave a bit early so it wasn't super crowded when we got there. We actually like to enjoy the scenery without a bunch of people asking questions like "I wonder if there is a gas station nearby" (insert eye roll).
As we finally got to the parking lot to park and headed down to the lake, my son asked if it was far and if we had to hike. The answer is no. These beautiful steps make it easy for people of all ages to enjoy the beauty.
Once we finally got to our "destination", let me say, WOW. What a beautiful sight. Fairy Lake is like a scene from a movie where pictures hardly do it any justice.
If you have an afternoon off on a sunny day and want to have some peace and quiet, Fairy Lake is the perfect little spot.