Carbon County

Top Adventures in Carbon County

  • Backpack West Fork - Lake Fork of Rock Creek Trail

    Start out at the West Fork trailhead west of Red Lodge and begin on an epic backpacking trip. This trek can easily be done anywhere from 2-5 days depending on ability and whether or not you want to take your time.Camp first at Quinnebaugh Meadows,...

    19 miles

  • Mountain Bike Willow Creek Trail no. 10

    As your driving up Redlodge Ski Mtn in the summer or spring, there is a pull off when you get almost to the top. This is a logging trail known as Willow Creek Trail no. 10 this is such a fun trail to lap a couple times in a day or just rip a "one ...

  • Snowshoeing to Silver Falls

    Thinking we could drive straight to the trailhead in the winter was our first incorrect assumption. When we arrived, we discovered that Lake Fork Road is closed after a certain point, adding another mile or so to our hike. The snow was falling ver...

    8 miles

  • Backpack to Rainbow Lake via the East Rosebud Trail

    Also known as "The Beaten Path", the East Rosebud Trail is a highly traveled and well maintained trail with amazing views and a handful of lakes along the route. The trail is ultimately 26 miles long and places you near Cooke City. Rainbow Lake is...

    16 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Backpack Granite Peak

    There are a few ways to approach Granite Peak. The most popular route is the Mystic Lake trail in West Rosebud. It lies primarily on opinion as to which route is the best, easiest, or most scenic. I chose to start at the Phantom Creek trailhead in...

    14 miles

  • Backpack to the Beartooths

    We stood there, against the wind, looking at 3-4 pitches. The line appeared too good to be true. It was a bit of an ice pitch, followed by a snow coliour, finishing with a pitch of mixed climbing that would take us to the top.I'd heard things abou...

    14 miles 7620 ft gain

  • Backpack the Beartooths via the West Rosebud Trail

    The West Rosebud Trail functions as one of the major routes to Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana. The trailhead (6,558') is located approximately 80 miles south of Billings in the Beartooth Absaroka Wilderness. The road to the trail passe...

    21 miles 6200 ft gain

  • Backpack to Golden & Jasper Lakes in the Beartooths

    Get ready for a challenging hike if you are not used to high elevations! This backpacking trip starts at the Island Lake trailhead a few miles west of the Beartooth Pass on Highway 212. Island lake sits at 9518 ft. elevation and your trek only goe...

    14 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Sioux Charley Lake Trail

    From the trailhead hike about 2.5 miles to Sioux Charley lake with varying inclines of terrain, all in all a very easy and delightful hike.

    6.5 miles 931 ft gain

  • Camp on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River

    Coming out of Cooke City, MT follow the Beartooth Highway (named the most scenic byway in the U.S.) toward Beartooth Pass. Go about 8 miles.Once you drop back down into Wyoming and pass the Fox Creek campground on your left, start looking for the...

  • Backpack the Aero Lakes to Granite Peak

    Granite Peak is considered one of the most difficult state high-points, for its remoteness and its climbing challenge.  Unfortunately, the access to this route is very remote.  Fortunately, this route to the summer is the easiest way up in terms o...

    26 miles 6200 ft gain

  • Hike Upper Layout Creek Trail

    If you park your car at the horse corral and pit toilets you will hike up a gravel road for a little bit. This part of the trail is a slight incline, then you'll stay left where the trail really starts. There are markers that indicate which way to...

    4 miles 0 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Red Lodge, Montana

      Red Lodge Koa

    • Red Lodge, Montana

      Sheridan

      Overview Sheridan Campground is located seven miles south of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It is just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scen...

    • Red Lodge, Montana

      Rattin Campground

      Overview Rattin Campground is located 7 miles south of Red Lodge, Montana, just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scenic driving. The admini...

    • Red Lodge, Montana

      Cascade

      Overview Cascade Campground is located 11 miles west of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It conveniently sits along Forest Road 2071, which is paved for most of the route. The area is a popular loca...

    • Red Lodge, Montana

      Basin Montana Campground

      Overview Basin Campground is located 7 miles west of Red Lodge, Montana, along Forest Road 2071, which is paved all the way to the campground. The area is a popular location for hiking, backpacking...

    • Powell, Wyoming

      Absaroka Beartooth Bison Campsite

      Spectacular location in Great Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). This is Yellowstone country! Gorgeous vistas over Shoshone National Forest and Absaroka mountain range, overlooking ranches seated along t...

      From $45/night

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