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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
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.
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.
WINDOW ROCK CABIN, MT
part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewWindow Rock Cabin was built in 1940 and now offers a year-round retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. It is ideally located in one of Gallatin National Forest's most popular recreation areas.
The cabin is accessible by car in the summer, but the road to the cabin is closed to motorized vehicle traffic every year from March 31st through May 15th. Guests can hike, mountain bike, ski or ride horses to the cabin during this time. The access road is not often plowed in winter, so guests should be prepared to ski up to 12 miles to the cabin from where the plowed road stops.
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Window Rock 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 Creek flows nearby.
Hikers and equestrians have access to the Hyalite Peak trailhead that leads into an area of the Gallatin Range known for its waterfalls. Two accessible trails in Hyalite Canyon lead to the waterfalls. Bicyclists can use Hyalite Canyon Road.
The cabin sleeps four people on twin beds with mattresses. The wood-burning stove can be used for cooking and heating. A table with chairs, broom and dustpan are provided.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Bozeman: From Main Street, take South 19th Ave for approximately 10 miles until you reach Hyalite Canyon Road 62. Turn left and proceed up the canyon. The cabin is located a mile past the south end of Hyalite Reservoir. Proceed south of Hyalite Reservoir to the junction of the East Fork and Main Fork of Hyalite Creek roads. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile until you reach the signed and gated access road to the cabin (be sure to close the gate after passing though). The cabin is approximately 200 yards west of the gate, across Hyalite Creek.
Visitors may need to ski to the cabin during winter months for up to 12 miles, depending on road conditions on Hyalite Canyon Road.
Hyalite Canyon Road is closed to all motorized use every year from March 31 to May 15.
Mailing Address:WINDOW ROCK CABIN
3710 W FALLON ST. SUITE C
BOZEMAN MT 59718
Phone Number:Information: (406)522-2520