Activities and Amenities
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.
LITTLE BEAR CABIN, MT
part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewLittle Bear Cabin was built in 1938 and still looks much the same as it did back then. It is available year-round for recreationists, as well as for those who seek a quiet mountain retreat.
The cabin can be accessed by vehicle during warmer months, but winter access requires snowmobiling or skiing 10 miles from the paved road. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits atop a grassy knoll on a small ridge near the north end of the Gallatin Range, offering views of Gallatin Valley and the Bridger Range. Stands of mixed conifer surround the cabin.
Several multi-use trails and roads crisscross the area, ideal for motorcycle and off-road vehicle riding, mountain biking and hiking. Winter activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
The cabin has a bunk bed downstairs and two beds in the loft, each with mattresses, to sleep up to four people. There is a wood cook stove which provides some heat, but it may not be sufficient in extremely cold temperatures. A table with chairs, broom, dustpan and snow shovel are provided.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Bozeman, travel south on Highway 191 to Little Bear Road 980. Turn left and continue on the paved and gravel road for 8 miles, to the junction with Forest Service Road 3138. Turn right on Forest Service Road 3138/Wilson Creek Divide Road and proceed approximately 4 miles, to the signed and gated cabin access road, Bear Cabin Road 6988, on the right. The lock on the gate is the same combination as the one to the cabin. The cabin is approximately 300 yards north of the sign.
During the winter, guests will need to park off the road at the point where plowing has stopped, leaving plenty of room for the plow to turn around. It could be up to 10 miles from the cabin, requiring a ski or snowmobile trip.
Mailing Address:LITTLE BEAR CABIN
Phone Number:Information: (406)522-2520