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Attention: Road Closures: The Bozeman Ranger District has delayed the opening of a few roads on the Gallatin National Forest. Due to the high snowpack this year and the large amount of snow covering some Forest Service roads, the following roads that access these specific cabins will be closed until further notice to protect the road bed.
FS Road 62, Hyalite Canyon Road; which closed (at the dam); from Wild Horse Trail 456 , to Palisade Falls and East Fork Trailhead and the Upper Hyalite Grotto; Trailhead.
FS Road 982 Spanish Creek Road
Improvements: The Bozeman Ranger District in the Gallatin National Forest will be making improvements to Maxey Cabin this summer. The Forest Service requires time during the summer season to access and complete the work thus resulting in some closure periods. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Attention: MAXEY CABIN will be closed from Oct.1 2014 to Oct.17 2014 for Administrative Work.
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.
MAXEY CABIN, MT
part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewMaxey Cabin offers a quaint mountain retreat that is ideally located in one of Gallatin National Forest's most popular recreation areas. Guests can expect a few creature comforts at the cabin, but they will need to bring some of their own supplies and gear.
The cabin is easily accessed by car during the summer months, although Hyalite Canyon Road is closed to all motorized traffic beginning the evening of March 31 through May 15. During that time, guests can reach the cabin by foot, skis or bicycle. Guests arriving in winter should be prepared to ski to the cabin from the end of the plowed road.
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is nestled in Hyalite Canyon, an area with beautiful wildflower meadows during the summer and thick blankets of pristine snow in winter. Evergreen forest and the steep ridges of the Gallatin Mountains surround the cabin. Hyalite Reservoir is nearby.
One of the most popular trails in the area is a 12-kilometer loop that takes hikers, equestrians, snowshoers and cross-country skiers from Maxey Cabin to several waterfalls within the Gallatin Mountains. The trail also offers views of Elephant Mountain and Mount Blackmore.
The main cabin has bunk beds with mattresses to sleep up to four people. There is also a wood stove for heat, a table and chairs, a propane lantern, broom and dust pan.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Main Street in Bozeman, take 19th Avenue south for approximately 8 miles, to Hyalite Canyon Road. Turn left and drive up the canyon 10 miles to Hyalite Reservoir. At the dam, continue alongside the reservoir for approximately 1 mile. Turn left at the access road/Forest Service Road 3205 (identified by two yellow reflectors posted on both sides of the road). Within 200 yards, open the locked gate to the right and continue a half-mile to the cabin, which sits on the northeast edge of a large meadow.
Hyalite Canyon Road is closed to motorized use every year from March 31 to May 15. Guests may have to ski from where the road plows stop during the winter.
Mailing Address:MAXEY CABIN
3710 W FALLON STREET SUITE C
BOZEMAN MT 59718
Phone Number:Information: (406)522-2520