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Attention: Winter parking is located at the Battle Ridge Trailhead. Parking along Highway 86 is prohibited. The parking area is located on the left hand side of Highway 86, approximately ¾ of a mile to the north of the Battle Ridge Cabin summer access road and gate. The trail to Battle Ridge Cabin begins on the south end of the trailhead parking near the Highway 86 entrance. Battle Ridge Cabin is approximately 2/3 of a mile from the winter parking area along a trail marked with blue and orange diamonds. The trail is open to skiing, snow shoes, and snowmobiles.
Attention: Beginning June 2013 firewood will not be available at this cabin during the months of June, July, August, and September. Plan to bring your own firewood for heating, cooking, and campfires.
Attention: Beginning June 2013; pots, pans, plates, cups, bowls, and cooking/eating utensils will not be provided at this location. Please plan ahead and bring your own cooking needs.

BATTLE RIDGE CABIN, MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BATTLE RIDGE CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Battle Ridge Cabin is a rustic dwelling located north of Bozeman, in southwestern Montana. The cabin was built in 1938 and is open year-round. It can be reached by vehicle in the summer, but guests visiting during winter must hike or ski a quarter-mile from the highway to reach the cabin.

Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits in a meadow surrounded by the evergreen-forested slopes of the Bridger Mountains, including the 9,004-foot Ross Peak, one of the better-known mountains in the range.

The Gallatin National Forest provides habitat for species such as grizzly bear, gray wolf, mountain lion, deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and the Canada lynx. Birders may see a wide variety of bird species.

Recreation:

This is a popular destination in winter for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Hikers can find nearby trails.

Hunting is a popular activity in the area. This is also an ideal spot for birding and watching other wildlife species.

Facilities:

Battle Ridge Cabin is wheelchair accessible and has a capacity of up to four to five people. Two sets of bunk beds with mattresses and one cot are provided. A wood cook stove, propane lantern, table and chairs are also provided.

A vault toilet is located in an outhouse nearby. A campfire ring is just outside the cabin.

No electricity or running water is provided. A spring is located about 500 yards away, but the water should be treated or boiled prior to consumption. Guests need to bring garbage bags to pack out their trash, and they are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Items such as bedding, dishes, dish soap, dish towels, lanterns or flashlights, extra toilet paper, extra propane and first aid supplies are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

Bozeman is approximately 20 miles away, offering various dining, shopping or opportunities to get necessary supplies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Parking Area
  • Propane Lantern
  • Snow shovel
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • The cabin remains locked; a combination lock code to the cabin is included in the confirmation email or letter
  • Water is not available in the cabin; water obtained from nearby natural water sources should be treated prior to use
  • Guests must carefully follow the food storage order for Gallatin National Forest; Click here for more information
  • No garbage service; please bring garbage bags and pack out all trash and belongings
  • Candles are not permitted inside the cabin
  • Federal regulations prohibit firing a gun or use of any other weapon in or within 150 yards of the developed recreation site, or across or on a road or body of water, or in any circumstance whereby any person may be injured or property damaged
  • Horses are not allowed within 100 yards of cabin
  • Pets are not recommended at the cabin; solid pet wastes must be removed within 100 yards of cabin
  • Campfires must be contained within the fire ring adjacent to the facility; no other campfires are authorized
  • The burning of wood pallets is not authorized
  • Click here for more information about Gallatin National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.87472, -110.89194
45°52'29"N, 110°53'31"W

From Bozeman, follow North Rouse Avenue, which turns into Highway 86 (Bridger Canyon Drive). The cabin is 19 miles from Bozeman up Bridger Canyon. It is 4 miles past Bridger Bowl Ski area and one mile past the Brackett Creek Road. The gated access point is on the left side of the road just before the Battle Ridge Pass. The cabin is not visible from the roadway. The lock on the gate has the same combination as the cabin.

During the winter months, visitors will need to park along the side of the road at the junction of the main road and the cabin's access road and hike or ski about a quarter-mile to the cabin. In the summer, the cabin is accessible by vehicle. The short access road to the cabin may be rough and muddy during the spring and fall and may not be suitable for some low-clearance vehicles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BATTLE RIDGE CABIN
3710 W FALLON STREET SUITE C
BOZEMAN MT 59718

Phone Number:

Information: (406)522-2520
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