Focusing on the arts and the history of the Bitterroot Valley.

"Study the past if you would
define the future." - Confucius

Valley of Three Trails


Valley of Three Trails includes work to emphasize the occurrence of three National Trails running along the same alignment through the Bitterroot. While the alignments are the same, the historic periods for all three are separated by years, sometimes thousands of years. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail ( tells the story of water hydraulics that shaped landscapes ~10,000 years ago. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail tells of the Corps of Discovery's 1805-6 journey across a continent, and the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail shares the story of the Flight of 1877, the last Indian war and the flight of the Nez Perce people from the homeland they loved.  

Resource & Advisory Services


The BRCHT Board and Advisors maintain 
extensive networks of arts and heritage professional at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Let us know if we can provide guidance, connections, or introductions when you need information or assistance. You may reach us by phone, text, or email.

Heritage Coordinators Collaborative


Working together is the way ahead. Individual missions fuel our passion and daily work, working together we can leverage our collective impact and gain the advantages of a larger community to share stories that are linked across time and our landscape.