Montana Highway 56

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Montana Highway 56 marker

Montana Highway 56
Route information
Maintained by MDT
Length: 35 mi (56 km)
Major junctions
South end: MT 200 west of Noxon
North end: US 2 east of Troy
Counties: Sanders, Lincoln
Highway system

Montana Highways

MT 55 MT 59
Highway 56 wends its way north through the Bull River valley toward Bull Lake. (Aerial photograph, 2013)

Highway 56 in the U.S. State of Montana is a route running in a northerly direction from an intersection with Montana Highway 200 between Noxon and Heron at an area locally known as "Bull River Junction", about 10 miles (16 km) east of the Idaho state line. The highway extends approximately 35 miles (56 km) to a northern terminus at an intersection with U.S. Route 2, about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the town of Troy. The highway passes through a forested, mountainous landscape, and travels along the eastern shore of Bull Lake; the Cabinet Mountains are to the east. The entire route is within the boundary of the Kootenai National Forest. Highway 56 is known locally as the "Bull Lake Road" and "Bull River Highway."


Before receiving its current designation, Highway 56 was designated as Montana Secondary Highway 202.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Sanders Noxon 0.0 0.0 MT 200 Southern terminus of MT 56
Lincoln Troy 35.0 56.3 US 2 Northern terminus of MT 56
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi