Boulder River Valley Professional Review and Guide
"The Boulder River Valley, known for its good fishing, has six campgrounds with easy fishing access. The river begins in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, a 906,000-acre wilderness made up of two mountain ranges which parallel one another. The Absaroka Range is steep, with forested valleys and craggy peaks, while the Beartooth Mountains have high plateaus and numerous lakes. The biggest mountains in Montana are in this wilderness, including the state’s highest mountain, Granite Peak, at 12,799 feet. The Boulder River campgrounds provide access to some of these wilderness areas via backcountry trails. Be aware that these areas have both grizzly and black bears.
While families may not want to scale the steep peaks in this area, it is possible for kids to thoroughly enjoy fishing on the river and hiking some of the lower elevation trails, and they will appreciate the pristine environment. This eTrail provides detailed information on family-friendly things to do. The destinations include: Big Rock Fishing Access Site, Spring Creek Camp and Trout Ranch, McLeod Road Kill Café, East Fork Boulder River Trail 27, West Boulder Campground and West Boulder Trail 41, and Natural Bridge Falls and Picnic Area."