Grasshopper Campground

Polaris, Montana

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Escape the paved roads and tent pads you’ll find at other campgrounds along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway by staying at this campground on the south end near Elkhorn Hot Springs. Snugly situated at the bottom of steep canyon walls, Grasshopper offers spacious sites with many right along the creek. Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway, designated in 1989, is a picturesque ribbon of road winding between the 10,000-foot-plus peaks of the East Pioneers and the lower forested slopes of the West Pioneers. Fifty peaks exceed 10,000 feet, topping out with Mt. Tweedy, at 11,154 feet in the eastern range. As close as these ranges are to one another, they bear little resemblance, with one gently rounded and the other sharply peaked. The difference lies in the amount of sandstone that has been eroded away from the granite surface below. Overall, the Pioneers are a rugged range dotted with lakes, laced with hiking trails, and well worth exploring.
Best Tent Camping: Montana

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Best Tent Camping: Montana

by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

Escape the paved roads and tent pads you’ll find at other campgrounds along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway by staying at this campground on the south end near Elkhorn Hot Springs. Snugly situated at the bottom of steep canyon walls, Grasshopper offers spacious sites with many right along the creek. Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway, designated in 1989, is a picturesque ribbon of road winding between the 10,000-foot-plus peaks of the East Pioneers and the lower forested slopes of the West Pioneers.

Fifty peaks exceed 10,000 feet, topping out with Mt. Tweedy, at 11,154 feet in the eastern range. As close as these ranges are to one another, they bear little resemblance, with one gently rounded and the other sharply peaked. The difference lies in the amount of sandstone that has been eroded away from the granite surface below. Overall, the Pioneers are a rugged range dotted with lakes, laced with hiking trails, and well worth exploring.

© 2017 Jan and Christina Nesset/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Polaris
Campsites: 23 Sites
Season: Year-round when accessible; water available mid-June–mid-September only.
Additional Use: Hiking, Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Beaverhead-Deerhead Lodge National Forest. 406-683-3900, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf
Fees per Night: $8, $2/additional vehicle; free mid-September–mid-June
Facilities: Water spigots, vault toilets.
Driving Directions: Directions to Grasshopper Campground

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