From Melrose, Montana, turn onto Trapper Creek Road. The road is only paved as far as the Salmonfly Fishing Access. It quickly becomes a good gravel road. Follow the road for 5.5 miles. Next, turn right and follow Canyon Creek Road for 5.6 miles.
The drive will take you through the ghost town of Glendale before arriving at the kilns. The ruins of the 40 foot smelter can bee seen as you drive by.
The drive to the kilns from the ranch makes for an easy day trip. Bring a lunch, water, and sunscreen. There is a primitive campground just past the kilns; a perfect setting for a picnic lunch. The small, tumbling canyon creek rushes by and has native cutthroats in its deeper pools.