Wilderness Areas

Southwest Montana encompasses a number of wilderness areas that you just can't miss! Rugged wilderness, abundant wildlife, scenic trails, spectacular canyons, steep cliffs, and breathtaking scenery make up these protected regions. Enjoy them by horseback, by foot or by boat. Be sure to add some extra time, because you won't want to leave!
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Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness

Located along the Madison River in southwest Montana, the Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness is the Bureau of Land Management's first designated wilderness a...

Town: Ennis, MT
Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area

The Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area covers 28,465 acres and is managed by the Helena National Forest. It was Meriwether Lewis who was responsib...

Town: Helena, MT
Scapegoat Wilderness Area

The Scapegoat Wilderness Area created in 1972 and covering 239,936 acres, is an administrative unit of the Lewis and Clark, Lolo and Helena National F...

Town: Lincoln, MT

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