Bear Trap Canyon

Butte, Montana 59702

Bear Trap Canyon

Bear Trap Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a long but fairly easy day trip or overnighter along a well-known river with nationally famous trout fishing and a good chance of seeing a rattlesnake.

If you’re an angler, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Madison River, one of the most highly acclaimed fly-fishing streams in the United States. However, you probably have not heard of a special hiking trail developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along the Madison River in rugged Bear Trap Canyon. If you fancy large trout, this is a 9-mile slice of heaven, but this is for fly casters who are willing to walk. Motorized vehicles, mountain bikes, and horses aren’t allowed on this trail."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
July through September
BLM Areas
Local Contacts
USGS Norris and Bear Trap Creek
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018