Monture Guard Station Cabin

Lolo National Forest

Monture Guard Station sits in the Lolo National Forest in western Montana, offering a variety of excellent winter recreation for visitors.

The two-story cabin is fully furnished and can accommodate up to eight people. Beds with mattresses are available on the second floor, while the first floor contains the kitchen, dining room and living room areas. A vault toilet outhouse is located approximately 75 yards northeast of the cabin.

The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove and oven, a small microwave, refrigerator and a variety of cooking and eating dishes and utensils, as well as pots and pans. There is a large table and ten chairs, as well as couches and other seating. The living space has electricity, rugs and wood floors throughout. Heat is provided by a propane heater. Propane fuel is provided.

Guests should bring their own bedding, towels, food, water, garbage bags, toilet paper and other necessities. Cleaning supplies and equipment are provided and guests will need to clean the cabin prior to leaving. There are no trash services, please pack out all garbage at departure.

The cabin is only available in the winter and guests will need to hike, snowmobile or ski about a mile to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The cabin is located about 8 miles north of the town of Ovando at an elevation of 4,200 feet. The surrounding forest contains a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife. The area is home to mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, moose, deer and grizzly and black bears. Both the bald and golden eagle reside in the forest, along with trumpeter swan, herons and dozens of varieties of ducks.

Nearby Attractions

The nearest gas and groceries is available about 10 miles from the cabin.


Monture Guard Station offers modern amenities and furnishings just like home, but it also provides access to a variety of outdoor winter recreation opportunities that can only be enjoyed in a National Forest. A system of groomed trails surrounds the cabin and the nearby Seeley Lake, leaving lots of land for exploration.

The area also offers plentiful opportunities for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Contact Information


Seeley Lake Ranger District 3583 MT-HWY 83 N. SEELEY LAKE MT 59868

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 406-677-2233

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Clearwater Junction (Highway 83 and Highway 200), travel East on Highway 200 for about 13 miles. Turn North (left) onto Forest Service Road 89/Monture Road (Across the highway from the turnoff to Ovando). Continue for 8 miles. Park in the plowed parking area on the West (left) side of the road. To get to Monture Cabin from the parking area, cross the bridge across Monture Creek and stay right for approximately one mile. The winter entrance to the cabin is on the rear (east side) of the cabin. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Seeley Lake Ranger District.

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