Ear Mountain

Choteau, Montana

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This trail wanders through the forelands of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the High Plains meet the mountains. It passes through the Ear Mountain Outstanding Natural Area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management to protect elk winter range; it is the only locale in the United States where grizzly bears still wander out onto the High Plains. This entire area is closed to all use between December 15 and July 15 of each year to allow the bears to use the area without interruption. The trail leads up to a broad flat at the base of Ear Mountain; climbing the summit requires an extra four miles of off-trail hiking.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This trail wanders through the forelands of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the High Plains meet the mountains. It passes through the Ear Mountain Outstanding Natural Area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management to protect elk winter range; it is the only locale in the United States where grizzly bears still wander out onto the High Plains.

This entire area is closed to all use between December 15 and July 15 of each year to allow the bears to use the area without interruption. The trail leads up to a broad flat at the base of Ear Mountain; climbing the summit requires an extra four miles of off-trail hiking.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Choteau
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,980 feet
Local Contacts: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Ear Mountain (trail not shown)
Driving Directions: Directions to Ear Mountain

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