Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness  by Bill Schneider

Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Guide Book

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness  by Bill Schneider
Lace up your boots and sample more than sixty hikes in the spectacular Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness that straddles the Montana-Wyoming border. Experience the high-altitude grandeur of the Beartooth Plateau, the breathtaking view from 12,799-foot Granite Peak, and the abundant wildlife of the densely forested Absaroka Range. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness offers hikers some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in the United States as well as peaceful mountain meadows, trout-filled lakes, stunning waterfalls, and many options for off-trail adventure. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider will introduce you to all this and more.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 62.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 62.

A base-camp backpacking adventure to the stark beauty of this high plateau area with a wide diversity of potential side trips. You could hike into Aero Lakes and out the same day, but that would be a ...
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
An easy day hike well suited for families on a designated National Recreation Trail. The Forest Service has designated Basin Creek Lakes as a National Recreation Trail, so, not surprisingly, it’s popu ...
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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A truly spectacular route best suited for long day trips, and perhaps the best way to see the essence of the unique Beartooth high lakes country. This is one of those pesky shuttle trails that require ...
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
A fairly short, easy, uncrowded loop with multiple side trip possibilities, proof that you can have a wonderful backpacking adventure without having designated wilderness. This could be a day hike, bu ...
Red Lodge, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.75
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A nice day hike suitable for children and families.
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
An easy day hike, overnighter, or base camp with a remarkable number of lakes to enjoy on such a short hike. This is not only a great day hike, but also a perfect choice for that first backpacking exp ...
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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Probably best for a long day hike, but could be a fairly difficult overnighter into an unusually large, gorgeous mountain meadow. The well- maintained trail closely follows the West Fork Stillwater Ri ...
Absarokee, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
A very long day hike or strenuous overnighter to a remote, uncrowded mountain lake, one of the nicest places in the entire Wilderness Preservation System that hardly anybody sees. Like trails to Silve ...
Big Timber, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
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This is an easy day trip to a small in-stream lake. From the trailhead immediately cross a bridge over the Lake Fork of Rock Creek, turn right (west), and head upstream along the Lake Fork. The trail ...
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
A moderate day hike or easy overnighter, this is a good choice for that first backpacking trip. Most trips of this length are shuttle or out-and-back trails, but this is a rare loop route. Perhaps th ...
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
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A weeklong backpacking vacation over magnificent Columbine Pass and into a gorgeous, lake-dotted plateau with a myriad of side trip opportunities; nicely suited to backpackers who like to set up a bas ...
Big Timber, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34.3
A long loop to several large wilderness lakes best suited for a three- or four-night backpack.This hike used to start at the recently abandoned Muddy Creek Trailhead. You can still go to Lower Granite ...
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.7
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A two- or three-night, late summer shuttle trip to a string of large, forested lakes.
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
Note: After the dramatic 2008 Cascade Fire, the Forest Service moved the Senia Creek Trailhead to the end of West Fork Road. Previously the trail started at a small trailhead on the north side of West ...
Red Lodge, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
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A seldom-used trail suitable for day trips or an overnight stay.
Cooke City, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
An easy day hike or overnighter along a beautiful stream with good fishing.
Big Timber, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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A long, hard day hike or overnighter with a stunning view of Mount Cowen, an incredible mass of rock and the highest point in the Absaroka Range. The rugged north Absaroka Range forms the eastern ho ...
Livingston, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
A fairly easy day trip and possible candidate for an easy overnighter. This route covers the first 3 miles of the popular trans-Bear tooth trail from the East Rosebud Trailhead to the Clarks Fork Trai ...
Columbus, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Fox Lake is the first of a long chain of lakes called Crazy Lakes, and it’s a good choice for a moderate overnight trip. To get to Fox Lake, take Trail 3 from the Clarks Fork Trailhead. The trail pas ...
Cooke City, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
A steep but short day trip to a high-elevation lake within sight of the Beartooth Highway.
Red Lodge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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