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About Little Bear Cabin
Little Bear Cabin was built in 1938 and still looks much the same as it did back then. It is available year-round for recreationists, as well as for those who seek a quiet mountain retreat. The cabin can be accessed by vehicle during warmer months, but winter access requires snowmobiling or skiing 10 miles from the paved road. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. Natural Features: The cabin sits atop a grassy knoll on a small ridge near the north end of the Gallatin Range, offering views of Gallatin Valley and the Bridger Range. Stands of mixed conifer surround the cabin. Wildlife in the surrounding area includes grizzly bears, gray wolves, mountain lions, deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and Canada lynx. Birders may see a wide variety of bird species. Recreation: Several multi-use trails and roads crisscross the area, ideal for motorcycle and off-road vehicle riding, mountain biking and hiking. Winter activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The area surrounding the cabin is popular with hunters in the fall. Facilities: The cabin has a bunk bed downstairs and two beds in the loft, each with mattresses, to sleep up to four people. There is a wood cook stove which provides some heat, but it may not be sufficient in extremely cold temperatures. A table with chairs, broom, dustpan and snow shovel are provided. A campfire ring and outhouse with vault toilet are located outside the cabin. Water and electricity are not available. Guests must bring their own drinking water, as well as fire starters (matches and newspaper), bedding, dish soap, flashlights or lanterns and extra toilet paper, among other necessities. The cabin must be cleaned and all trash removed prior to leaving. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Hiking Hunting Winter Sports: Cross Country Skiing Wildlife Viewing
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Drive In
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
Little Bear Cabin is located in Montana
Latitude
45.496 N
Longitude
-111.149 W
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Directions
From Bozeman, MT: Drive west towards Four Corners, then south towards Big Sky/West Yellowstone on US Highway 191 for 14 miles to Little Bear Road which is on the left (east) side of Highway 191. This road turns into Forest Service Road 980. Summer, June 16 to December 31: Drive about 5.2 miles on the Little Bear Road. Turn right onto Wilson Creek Divide Road FS 3138 for approximately 6 more miles. The gate to the cabin will be on the right (north). The cabin combination will open the gate. Please close the gate behind you. Winter, December 31 to June 16: Park at or before the gate 3 to 5 miles from Highway 191 (depending on snow conditions). ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION: (Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map ) Little Bear Road FS 980 is closed to all wheeled motorized vehicles from December 31 until June 16 beginning at the 2.7 mile gate (5 miles from Highway 191). Wilson Creek Divide Road is closed to all wheeled motorized vehicles from December 1 until June 16. Both of these routes are open to snowmobiles. All wheeled motor vehicles must park to the side of the road before reaching the gate. Please do not block the gate. This is a groomed multi-use winter trail. Please obey traffic rules. Ride on the right side of the trail and ride with caution. Snowmobiles and bicycles must purchase a winter trail grooming pass to travel on groomed snowmobile routes. Contact Montana, Fish Wildlife and Parks for details.
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Great view of Bozeman at night

Drice to in the summer. Amazing views and hiking outside your door.