Gallatin National Forest Cabins and Fire Lookouts

Gallatin National Forest Cabins and Fire Lookouts offer some of the most incredible vacations you could ever have.  Just imagine yourself in the remotest part of the mountains with just the wildlife surrounding you - that's where the fire lookouts are and some of the cabins.  You will also find cabins that you can drive right up to.  How nice of the forest service to share these historic cabins with us!

Some of these fill up in the summer time, so it is best for you to get your reservations early when there are still lots of dates to choose from.  These cabins and lookouts are usually quite primitive with no running water and outside toilets, so be prepared.





Gallatin National Forest Cabins and Lookouts




Bozeman Ranger District



Battle Ridge Cabin

This is a rustic cabin located about 20 miles north of Bozeman in the Bridger Mountains.  Lots of wildlife are in this area including- bears, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves and mountain lions.  You will find many hiking trails close by that wind all through the Bridger Mountains.  This cabin is popular for hunters and fills up, so if you want to stay here at that time, be sure and reserve early.  You will find bunk beds for 4 people plus a cot, wood stoves for cooking and heating, propane lantern, and minimal cooking supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no running water.  The cabin is open all year and the fee is $30.00 per night.  If you want to learn more about the cabin and make a reservation, click here: Battle Ridge Cabin.




Fox Creek Cabin

This is a very small, rustic cabin hidden away in the remote Gallatin Mountains and is located next to South Cottonwood Creek.  Wildlife are plentiful in the area and include bears, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves and mountain lions.  You will find 2 bunk beds, a wood stove, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no running water.  The cabin is open all year and the fee is $20 per night.  If you would like to know more about the cabin and make a reservation, click here: Fox Creek Cabin.




Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout

Located 19 miles south of Bozeman in the Rat Lake area.  From the lookout you can see the Gallatin Mountain Range, Hyalite Ridge, Spanish Peaks and the Gallatin River Valley.  You get to the lookout via a 3.5 mile trail.  You will find bunk beds with pads for 4, wood stove for heat, propane stove for cooking, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  The cabin is open all year and the fee is $30.00 per night.  If you would like to learn more about this lookout and/or make a reservation, click here: Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout




Little Bear Cabin

Little Bear Cabin is located 8 miles south of Gallatin Gateway at the north end of the Gallatin Mountains.  Plentiful wildlife include bears, even grizzlies, moose, elk, deer, wolves, lions.  Many multi-use trails are in this area surrounded by evergreens.  The cabin is popular with hunters and it fill up at that time, so make reservations early.  You will find bunk beds for 2 and 2 single beds in the loft, a wood stove for cooking and heating, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, and minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  The cabin is open all year and the fee is $30.00 per night.  If you would like to know more about the cabin and/or make a reservation, click here:   Little Bear Cabin




Maxey Cabin

This is a lovely mountain retreat located close to Hyalite reservoir and about 18 miles south of Bozeman.  Lots of wildlife make their home here - bears, moose, elk, deer, mountain lion, wolves and bighorn sheep.  Lots of networked hiking trails are around here, as well as ice climbing peaks.  You will find bunk beds to sleep 4 plus 2 beds in the adjoining cabin, a wood stove for cooking and heating, table and chairs, propane lantern.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  This cabin is open all year, but the Hyalite Canyon Road is not plowed in the winter.  The fee is $40.00 per night.  If you would like more information and/or to make a reservation, click here: Maxey Cabin.




Mystic Lake Cabin

A lovely cabin near gorgeous Mystic Lake that provides good fishing and is surrounded by evergreens.  Two trails provide access - a 5 mile trail that is more difficult and a 10 mile trail that is much easier.  The area has a large network of trails for wherever you want to go and lots of wildlife make their home here.  You will find bunk beds for 4, a wood stove, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  The fee is $30 per night and the cabin is open all year.  If you would like to know more about the cabin and/or make a reservation, click here: Mystic Lake Cabin.




Spanish Creek Cabin

This rustic cabin is located about 23 miles southwest of Bozeman.  In the winter time there could be a 3.5 mile hike because the road isn't plowed all the way.  It sits in a big meadow surrounded by dense trees and is near South Fork Spanish Creek. There are lots of interconnecting trails in the area and there is a high population of wildlife.  You will find beds to sleep 4 people, table and chairs, and a wood stove.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  The fee is $30 per night.  If you would like to learn more about the cabin and/or make a reservation, click here: Spanish Creek Cabin



 

Window Rock Cabin

Nice, rustic cabin about 20 miles south of Bozeman in the Hyalite Canyon and past Hyalite Reservoir. It sits in a meadow surrounded by dense trees and steep mountains.  It is open all year, but the road is not plowed in the winter.  Lots of wildlife live in this area, including bears, wolves, moose, elk, deer, even the occasional mountain goat.  This area is popular for hiking, backpacking and ice climbing.  You will find 4 twin beds with pads, a wood stove for cooking and heating, table and chairs and minimal cleaning supplies.  The fee is $30 per night and if you would like to learn more and/or make a reservation, click here:Window Rock Cabin.




Windy Pass Cabin

This is a nice rustic mountain cabin in the Gallatin Mountains and is about 28 miles southwest of Bozeman.  It is a 2.5 mile trail to this cabin and it is open from mid-June to mid-October.  It sits in a large meadow filled with wildflowers and surrounded by dense trees.  Lots of wildlife live here including bears, even grizzlies, moose, elk, deer, mountain lions, wolves and bighorn sheep.  There are many popular trails in this area with a huge network of intersecting trails.  You will find beds for 4 - with 2 in the loft, a wood stove for heat, table and chairs, outside toilet, no water.  There is a horse corral if needed.  The fee for this cabin is $30.00 per night and to learn more about the cabin or to make a reservation, click here:  Windy Pass Cabin.




Yellow Mule Cabin

This is a very remote cabin that requires an 8 mile hike from the trailhead - motorcycles are also allowed.  It is located about 35 miles southwest of Bozeman and is at the edge of a meadow backed by thick evergreens.  Plentiful wildlife include bears, - grizzlies too, moose, elk, deer, mountain lions, wolves, bighorn sheep.  It is open all year.  There is a wood stove for heat, 3 cots, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no water.  Fee is $20 per night and if you would like to make a reservation or learn more about the cabin, click here:  Yellow Mule Cabin.


Hebgen Lake Ranger District

Basin Station Cabin

This is a 2 room cabin located in an open meadow close to Hebgen Lake and Yellowstone National Park.  This is grizzly bear country, as well as elk, moose, deer, wolves and mountain lions.  You will find a double bed and bunk beds to sleep 4 people - mattresses are not provided, table and chairs, basic cooking utensils, wood stove for cooking and heating, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no water or electricity.  The cabin is open year round, but roads are not plowed in the winter.  Fee is $30 per night.  If you would like to make reservations or learn more about this cabin, click here: Basin Station Cabin.


Beaver Creek Cabin

The cabin is in a heavily forested area next to the wilderness and close to Madison River, Hebgen Lake, and Yellowstone National Park.  Lots of wildlife live in this area, including grizzly bears, elk, moose, deer, wolves and big horn sheep.  You will find lots of connecting trails if this interests you.  There are beds for 4 people with no mattresses, table and chairs, basic eating and cooking utensils, minimal cleaning, wood stove for cooking and heating, outside toilet.  It is open all year, but winter roads are not plowed.  Fee is $30 per night.  To learn more about this cabin and/or to make reservations, click here: Beaver Creek Cabin.




Cabin Creek Cabin

This cabin is located in trees and is close to the creek.  You cannot drive all the way to the cabin - it is about a 3/4 mile hike with an atv, but motorcycles can drive all the way.  It is about 20 miles from Yellowstone National park and is open all year.  You will find lots of wildlife here, including grizzlies.  There are bunkbeds and cots, but no mattresses, for 4 people, basic cooking and heating utensils, wood stove for heating and cooking, table and chairs, outside toilet, no water.  The fee is $30.00 per night.  To learn more and/or to make reservations, click here: Cabin Creek Cabin.




Wapiti Cabin

This cabin is located between Big Sky and West Yellowstone in a meadow surrounded by dense evergreen trees.  There are many connecting trails and lots of wildlife in this area.  You will find cots for 4 people, wood stove, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies, outside toilet, not water.  Fee is $30 per night.  To learn more and to make a reservation, click here: Wapiti Cabin.


Yellowstone District


Yellows

Big Creek Cabin

This cabin is located in Paradise Valley between Livingston and Yellowstone National Park.  It sits in a meadow surrounded by dense fir and spruce trees and is close to the creek.  It is large with 5 rooms and you will find beds with mattresses for 11 people, wood stoves for cooking and heating, table and chairs, outside toilet, no water or electricity.  Fee is $50 per night and is open all year.  To learn more about the cabin and/or to make reservations, click here: Big Creek Cabin.




Crandall Creek Cabin

This cabin is located in the foothills of the Crazy Mountain close to Wilsall.  There is good fishing and hunting here in this area.  The cabin is closed from April 1 to June 15 each year.  You will find bunk beds with mattresses for 6 people, table and benches, wood stove for heating, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, and no water.  This cabin and outside toilet are wheelchair accessible.  The fee is $35 per night.  If you want to learn more and/or make reservations, click here: Crandall Creek Cabin.




Deer Creek Cabin

This cabin is in a remote area close to Big Timber and is in thick evergreens.  It is accessed by ATV, hiking, horseback or snowmobiles on a 5 mile trail that crosses the creek many times.  Lots of wildlife live here and it is popular for fishing, hunting and trail riding.  You will find beds with mattresses for 4 people, basic eating and cooking supplies, table and chairs, wood stove for heating, propane stove for cooking, minimal cleaning supplies, outside toilet, no water or electricity.  The fee is $25 per night.   To learn more and to make a reservation, click here: Deer Creek Cabin.




Four Mile Cabin

This rustic cabin is located about 40 miles south of Big Timber and surrounded by dense evergreen trees.  The cabin is open all year and is popular for hunting with lots of wildlife and trails in the area.  This is a 2 room cabin with electric stove, refrigerator and lights.  You will also find twin beds with mattresses for 4, wood stove, table and chairs, basic cooking utensils, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, no water.  You can drive to this cabin in the summer, but you might have to use a snowmobile in the winter.  The fee is $35.00 per night and if you would like to know more or make reservations, click here: Fourmile Cabin




Ibex Cabin

The cabin is located 14 miles from Clyde Park in the foothills of the Crazies.  You can drive there from June to November and the rest of the time, you would have to use snowmobiles.  You can access lots of connecting trails from here and the cabin is popular during hunting season.  You will find bunk beds with mattresses for 4 people, a wood stove, table and chairs, minimal cleaning supplies, outside toilet, no water or electricity.  The fee is $35.00 per night and to make reservations or learn more about the cabin, click here:  Ibex Cabin.



Mill Creek Cabin

This cabin sits at the edge of a meadow with lush evergreens in back and next to the creek.  It is about 27 miles south of Livingston and is open all year.  You will find a front and back porch, bunks with mattresses for 4 people, table and chairs, wood stove, electric stove, electric lights, outside toilet.  Water is available from mid-June to mid-September.  Fee is $45 per night.  If you would like to learn more about the cabin and/or make a reservation, click here: Mill Creek Cabin.



Porcupine Cabin

This cabin is about 16 miles from Clyde Park in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains and overlooking the Shields River Valley.  It is open all year and you can drive to it in the summer with a high clearance vehicle.  Popular trails lead into the Crazies and there is a lot of wildlife around.  You will find 3 rooms plus a screened porch, bunk beds with mattresses for 8 people, table and chairs, woods stove, minimal cleaning supplies, outside toilet, no water or electricity.  The fee is $45 per night and if you would like to know more about the cabin and/or make a reservation, click here: Porcupine Cabin.




Trail Creek Cabin

This cabin is 20 miles south of Livingston in the foothills of the Gallatin Mountains.  It is in a remote location with lodgepole pines behind and is a 2 or 5 mile hike or ATV ride.  The cabin is next to the creek and lots of wildlife live here.  The many trails around are quite popular both in the summer and the winter.  You will find bunk beds with mattresses for 4 people, wood stove, table and chairs, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, no water or electricity.  The fee is $35 per night and if you would like to learn more or make a reservation, click here: Trail Creek Cabin.




West Boulder Cabin

This cabin is located 30 miles south of Big Timber at the edge of a meadow.  It sits right next to the creek and is close to the wilderness.  Lots of wildlife live here - including bears, moose, elk, deer, wolves and mountain lions.  This is a large, 3 room cabin with beds and mattresses for 5 people - table and chairs - wood stove - basic cooking utensils - minimal cleaning supplies.  This cabin does have an electric stove, refrigerator and lights.  There is no water, but you can get water at the adjacent campground.  The cabin is available all year and the fee is $35 per night.  If you would like to learn more and/or make a reservation, click here: West Boulder Cabin.




West Bridger Cabin

This cabin is located about 27 miles south east of Big Timber in a large meadow along West Bridger Creek.  The area has a lot of wildlife and is popular for hunting.  The 2 room cabin does have an electric stove and lights, 4 beds with mattresses for 4 people, a wood stove for heating, table and chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies, outside toilet and no water.  The fee is $25.00 per night and if you would like to know more, or make a reservation, click here: West Bridger Cabin.





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