Activities and Amenities
WEST BRIDGER CABIN, MT
part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewWest Bridger Cabin is open-year round for the enjoyment of outdoor enthusiasts. Guests have access to a variety of recreational activities in a beautiful, peaceful mountain setting.
The cabin in generally accessible by car, but spring and winter road conditions may limit access. Snow conditions can preclude wheeled vehicles for up to the last mile to the cabin in the winter.
The cabin features an electric cooking stove and lights, but other amenities are limited. Guests will need to bring some of their own gear and supplies.
West Bridger Cabin is nestled in a valley along West Bridger Creek. It sits at an altitude of 4,847 feet in a clearing surrounded by the Beartooth Mountains, some of which are densely forested with evergreens, while others have sparse vegetation.
Hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails and roads heading west from the cabin ascend into the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains and dip into the Deer Creek valley. The 8-mile Derby Mountain Trail starts at the cabin and takes hikers around the east side of Derby Mountain, ending at Arch Rock.
This two-room cabin accommodates four people on single beds with mattresses. It has an electric stove and lights, a table with chairs, cookware, dinnerware, utensils, some cleaning gear, an axe, a bucket and a shovel. A wood-burning stove is provided for heat along with firewood, which is not available in July and August.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Big Timber, Montana, travel 14 miles east on Interstate Highway 90 to exit 384 (Bridger Creek). From the stop sign, travel south for 8.2 miles to the junction of Main Bridger with West Bridger Creek Road. Turn right and continue on West Bridger Road for 2.2 miles to the junction of West Bridger with Derby Gulch. Stay right on West Bridger Road for 0.7 miles. On the south side (left) of the road, at the turn off to the cabin, is a reflective sign (white numbers on a green background) 291. The wire mesh gate on the left side of the road has 3 locks (interlocking) on it - please re-lock the gate the same way. The driveway to the cabin is approximately 0.2 miles.
Accessibility is generally good. It is advisable to call the Big Timber Office of the Yellowstone Ranger District for local road condition information.
Mailing Address:WEST BRIDGER CABIN
P.O. BOX 1130
BIG TIMBER MT 59011
Phone Number:Information: (406)932-5155