Gallatin National Forest
Hell's A-Roarin' Outfitters
Montana Horses, Inc.
National Geographic Maps/Trails Illustrated Maps
Want to ride from a national park into a wilderness area? How about riding from one state into another? Would you like to have a "hellroaring" good time? Then join us as we ride and pack through Hellroaring country in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.
Just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana lies the vast Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Containing almost one million acres, this wilderness is the largest single land block above 10,000 feet in the contiguous 48 states. This region also boasts the highest mountain in Montana, Granite Peak, which rises to 12,799 feet in elevation.
With almost 1,000 lakes and nine major drainages, this wilderness is an angler's paradise. Geologists also love the region: A band of igneous rock rich in rare minerals crosses the range. The uplifted granite contains some of the oldest rock on earth.
And nearly 1,000 miles of trails lie within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, making the area a great place for horseback exploration.
Enjoy this bonus photo album from our trip! (For more on Montana's Hellroaring Country, see The Trail Rider, July/August '09.)