The West Boulder Meadows trailhead area includes a National Forest Campground as well as a parking area for hikers. This is a fairly high use area and it is not uncommon to find horses at the trailhead or on the trail. There are no services at the trailhead so be sure to arrive fully prepared. The West Boulder River trail continues on far beyond the West Boulder Meadows and a fair number of through hikers use the trail.
Twin Lakes are probably the most popular hiking destination in Montana's Crazy Mountains. The Crazy Mountains are an island mountain range north of Interstate 90 in the Livingston/Big Timber area. The…
Twin Lakes are probably the most popular hiking destination in Montana's Crazy Mountains. The Crazy Mountains are an island mountain range north of Interstate 90 in the Livingston/Big Timber area. The trailhead for hiking to Twin Lakes is located in Big Timber Canyon near the popular Halfmoon Campground. This is a very popular access area which provides access to the Big Timber Creek Falls, The popular Crazy Mountain Crossing backpacking trail and the trail to Blue Lake. If you visit this area expect to find other hikers and campers enjoying this spectacular area.
The headwaters of the Boulder lie in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. This vast wilderness borders Yellowstone National Park and is one of the wildest areas in the lower 48 states. The Boulder springs from snow melt in the high mountains and travels nearly 30 miles on public lands (mostly US Forest Service) before it leaves the mountains and op-ens into a broad open agricultural valley. The Boulder River has long been renowned within Montana for its excellent recreation opportunities and many residents will tell you that the Boulder is one of their favorite places to visit.
~~Spring Creek Campground and Trout Ranch can accommodate any rig, and we try very hard to make sure your group will have a location that will accommodate everyone together.
With 65 sites, thirteen full hooks ups with 50 amp service, water and sewer - and twenty river sites with 50 amp or 30 amp service and water. Many of our sites are pull thru’s.
We also feature 4 log cabins located on the river that can accommodate 4 or 6 guests with fire rings and tables on the river bank. Bring your sheets or sleeping bags or we can provide them for a small fee.
There are 3 camping cabins, each have 2 cots and even have a light! These are cozy and simple. We have wireless internet service for our guests at no charge.
Our restrooms and showers are cleaned daily, private and free. We have 3 washing machines and 3 dryers for your laundry needs and a little library in the facility.
The Country Store was remodeled and we carry about anything you might have forgotten - including the best ice cream in Montana. There are souvenirs, shirts and hats, RV and camping supplies.
We also stock plenty of firewood for sale that you can purchase to stay warm by the fire in the evenings.
Big Timber Creek is a good sized stream that flows from Montana's Crazy Mountains north of Big Timber, MT. The Crazy Mountains are a great island mountain range that many people know only because of the way they dominate the horizon north of Interstate 90 in the Livingston/Big Timber area. The Crazies offer a number of great hikes and the Big Timber Canyon trailhead provides access to popular day hikes and backpacking opportunities.
nearly a million acres of magnificent game-filled country... a trout fisher’s paradise and home to the finest elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose and bear populations in North America. Located in the Gallatin National Forest, the area’s unparalleled beauty makes it a favorite destination for the discriminating hunter, angler, hiker, bird-watcher and lover of the outdoors.
This is Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and we are Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters – ADVENTURES ABOVE THE REST
Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters is headquartered in Big Timber, Montana. We operate three permitted wilderness camps: Hellroaring, Independence, and Bassett Creek. In addition, we offer private land hunts on several Montana ranches.
Hellroaring Camp is located in a beautiful meadow 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. It is accessed by a 12-mile horseback ride south from Independence Camp. We run the early rifle season elk and deer hunts as well as mountain goat, black bear and moose hunts from Hellroaring. Summer fishing and pack trips are also operated from this camp.