Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, MT
US Forest Service
The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness now contains a total of 943,626 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Montana contains approximately 920,343 acres. Wyoming contains approximately 23,283 acres. In 1978 the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.
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