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Alder, Montana

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  • McAllister, Montana

    Camp at South Meadow Creek Lake

    4.0
    To access the lake, take South Meadow Creek Road that exits US 287 at McAllister, MT. This dirt road will head west into the Tobacco Roots before turning into FS Road 1221 approximately 3 miles before the lake. If you are in a vehicle not equipped for off-roading, park your vehicle where FS Road ...
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  • Harrison, Montana

    Relax at Potosi Hot Springs

    4.3
    Rain filled the air and fog hung low. It was to dreary to do much, but the idea of soaking in a natural warm springs beneath the peaks of the Tobacco Root mountains was too tempting to stay in side.Potosi Hot Springs is about 25 minutes out of the town of Pony, MT. It’s one of my favorite places ...
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  • Norris, Montana

    Climb Winter Wall

    Winter Wall provides a scenic view while tackling some fun climbs! Climbs range from 5.8 - 5.11+ including trad and sport routes. The wall soaks up the sun giving you a warm spot year round. Overlooking the Madison river you can camp close by, float the river, and get on the wall all in the same ...
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  • Big Sky, Montana

    Run the Rut

    17.4 mi / 7800 ft gain
    Thunderdome. That's the only way to describe it. Eight months later and I'm still thinking about it on a regular basis. My half-way grown out black toenail is a constant reminder of the epic-ness of that brutal race day.  The Rut is held the first weekend of September in Big Sky, MT -- a pretty r...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Beehive Basin Trail No. 40

    5.0
    7.01 mi / 1601 ft gain
    Beehive Basin Trail No. 40 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Sky, Montana.
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  • Big Sky, Montana

    Summit Beehive Peak

    5 mi
    Beehive Basin has it all, a mini playground for outdoorsmen. My first visit was during the winter one year ago. We hoped to ski The Fourth of July Couloir, but conditions were not ideal and we left thinking about all the possible ski routes.I’ve been up numerous times since, running and climbing....
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  • Ousel Falls Road, Montana

    Short Hike to Ousel Falls

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 250 ft gain
    The trailhead is easy to find, and has a vault toilet and a decently sized parking lot. The trail leaves from right next to the toilets, and is very easy to follow. Follow a couple easy switchbacks down the hillside, cross the memorial bridge and stop to take in the beautiful scenery before follo...
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  • Big Sky, Montana

    The Reflector Loop

    5.0
    3.65 mi / 814 ft gain
    The Reflector Loop is a well-known hiking trail located in Big Sky, Montana. This trail is approximately 3.65 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It features an elevation gain of about 814 feet, making it a suitable choice for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. The trail is...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Hike to Lava Lake

    5.0
    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The 6 mile round trip to Lava Lake is a steady climb that runs beside Cascade Creek through the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The trail starts at the Gallatin River and continues upward through dense evergreen forest. There are no confusing intersections but is quite rocky and considered to be moderate...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Summit Storm Castle Peak

    4.8
    5 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Storm Castle (or Castle Mountain) is a rocky peak that rises to an elevation of 7,280 ft on the east side of the Gallatin Canyon overlooking Beckman Flats. The hike is a gorgeous 5 mile out and back trail located just 30 minutes south of Bozeman, Montana in the Gallatin Canyon. This trail offers ...
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  • Madison County, Montana

    Camp at Wade Lake

    Wade Lake Campground is a gorgeous campground, situated right on the crystal clear blue waters of Wade Lake. It has a handful of maintained sites, as well as a vault toilet. You can easily car camp here, though you may want to be careful on the road in if you're hauling a camper.  The beauty of t...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Hike to Garnet Mountain Lookout

    5.0
    7.7 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Starting in Bozeman, travel south of Gallatin Gateway about 5 miles on Hwy 191 and turn left on to Storm Castle Creek Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles until the road ends. At this point, there is a decent sized parking area. The trail is open year round with ATV access and also snowmobi...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Backpack the Gallatin Crest Trail

    42 mi / 6000 ft gain
    There are some different options for starting and ending this hike, but the route I did started at Buffalo Horn Trailhead and ends at the Hyalite Creek Trailhead, and is approximately 42 miles total. I did the trail over the course of three and a half days, spending three nights in the backcountr...
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  • Butte, Montana

    Hike Maud S. Canyon Loop

    4 mi / 994 ft gain
    Maud S is a great moderately traveled trail that weaves you through dry grassland, forests, and provides you with beautiful mountain views totaling 994 ft of elevation gain. You will find people hiking, running hills, mountain biking, and walking their dogs on this trail. After completing the ste...
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  • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

    Hike to Golden Trout Lakes

    4.0
    5 mi / 1300 ft gain
    The Golden Trout lakes offer a scenic getaway just out of the Gallatin Valley Canyon. To access the trail head, turn east onto Portal Creek Road #984 and continue southeast for 6.8 miles. The road is in rough condition and is better suited for vehicles with a higher clearance. The trail head is e...
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  • West Yellowstone, Montana

    Fly Fish the Madison River (Hebgen Lake to Earthquake Lake)

    The Madison River runs for 183 miles through Wyoming and Montana; however, this section of the Madison is between Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake. You get there by driving along Hebgen Lake Road to the Campfire Lodge Resort. Turn into here and head down the dirt road to your right (Ghost Village ...
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Camping and Lodging in Alder

Axolotl Cabin
Ennis, Montana

Axolotl Cabin

Vigilante Cabin
Ennis, Montana

Vigilante Cabin

Wall Creek Cabin
Ennis, Montana

Wall Creek Cabin

Bear Creek Cabin
Madison County, Montana

Bear Creek Cabin

Bear Creek Bunkhouse
Madison County, Montana

Bear Creek Bunkhouse

Hells Canyon Guard Station
Twin Bridges, Montana

Hells Canyon Guard Station