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Attention: As of March 1, 2015, the Big Timber front office will be closed. Please contact the Livingston Office at (406) 222-1892 for cabin combinations and other information.
WEST BOULDER CABIN, MT
part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewWest Boulder Cabin is open year-round, offering a variety of recreational opportunities as well as relaxation. Guests can drive to the cabin in warmer weather but should be prepared to snowshoe, ski or snowmobile up to a mile on county roads in the winter.
The cabin has electric lights, an electric cook stove and a refrigerator. Guests will need to bring many of their own supplies to ensure a comfortable stay.
West Boulder Cabin sits at an elevation of 5,538 feet on the edge of a meadow near the mouth of the West Boulder River Canyon. The cabin is just steps away from the river and adjacent to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Aspen and lodgepole pine forest and the snow-speckled peaks of the Absarokas mark the surrounding landscape.
Hikers and equestrians can find trails leading west into the Absaroka Mountains which connect to a network of trails in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The winter landscape is ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
This three-room cabin has electric lights, an electric cook stove and a refrigerator. Amenities include five single beds with mattresses, a table with chairs, basic cookware and utensils, some cleaning gear, an axe, bucket and shovel. A wood-burning stove is provided for heat, along with firewood, which is not available in July and August.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Big Timber, Montana, travel 16 miles south on Highway 298 to McLeod. Just past the turn off to McLeod, turn right (west) onto West Boulder Road for approximately 6 miles. It turns into Swingley Road. Drive on Swingley Road for 1.5 miles, then turn left onto West Boulder Road. After 6 miles, West Boulder Road becomes Highland Road/Highland Trail. The cabin is between West Boulder Campground and the trailhead parking area.
During winter months, it is advisable to call the Livingston Office of the Yellowstone Ranger District at (406) 222-1892 for local road conditions. Winter access may only be possible by snowmobile, snowshoes or cross-country skis for up to a mile on county road.
Mailing Address:WEST BOULDER CABIN
5242 HWY 89 SOUTH
LIVINGSTON MT 59047
Phone Number:Information: (406)222-1892