Grasshopper Campground

Polaris, Montana 59746

Grasshopper Campground

Grasshopper Campground Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
23 Sites
Year-round when accessible; water available mid-June–mid-September only.
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Beaverhead-Deerhead Lodge National Forest. 406-683-3900,
Local Contacts
$8, $2/additional vehicle; free mid-September–mid-June
Fees per Night
Water spigots, vault toilets.