Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area

Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area:

Divide, MT

Phone: 406-533-7600

Additional Information:
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Big Game
  • Bird Hunting
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Deer Hunting
  • Elk Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sightseeing
  • Tent Camping
  • Upland Bird Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Maps
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom
  • Toilets
  • Trail

The Humbug Spires Primitive Area is a non-motorized area popular for rock climbing. Impressive outcroppings of quartz monzonite, part of the Boulder Batholith, rise 300 to 600 feet and provide outstanding climbing opportunities, most of which range from 5.5 to 5.7 in difficulty, although routes to challenge all levels of ability are present. The main trail extends up Moose Creek into the rock spires. Trailhead facilities; backpacking or day hiking trips on foot or horseback; wildlife viewing and fishing. When hiking in Humbug Spires, carry water, a compass and a copy of the site map. Camping is primitive with no designated campsites, a parking area and toilet are provided at the access point. Proximity camping for RVs available at the Divide Bridge Campground on the Big Hole River five miles away. The three-mile trail at the parking area and winds along the creek through an old growth forest.

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  1. Beaver Dam Campground
    Beaver Dam Campground
    Butte, MT
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  2. Basin Canyon Campground and Picnic Area
    Basin Canyon Campground and Picnic Area
    Basin, MT
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  3. Divide Bridge Campground
    Divide Bridge Campground
    Divide, MT
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  4. Wise River Club
    Wise River Club
    Wise River, MT
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  5. Troutfitters Cabins
    Troutfitters Cabins
    Wise River, MT
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  6. Silver Bow Club
    Silver Bow Club
    Divide, MT
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  7. Big Hole Canyon Ranch
    Big Hole Canyon Ranch
    Divide, MT
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  8. Hyde RV Park
    Hyde RV Park
    Divide, MT
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  9. Devil's Elbow Campground
    Devil's Elbow Campground
    Helena, MT
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  10. Clarion Inn Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
    Clarion Inn Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
    Butte, MT
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  11. Big Hole River Cabins
    Big Hole River Cabins
    Wise River, MT
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  12. 2 Bar Lazy H RV Park & Campground
    2 Bar Lazy H RV Park & Campground
    Butte, MT
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  13. Maidenrock Fishing Access Site
    Maidenrock Fishing Access Site
    Melrose, MT
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  14. Hampton Inn
    Hampton Inn
    Butte, MT
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  15. Toad Hall Manor B&B
    Toad Hall Manor B&B
    Butte, MT
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  16. Super 8
    Super 8
    Butte, MT
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  17. Butte KOA
    Butte KOA
    Butte, MT
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  18. Best Western PLUS Butte Plaza Inn
    Best Western PLUS Butte Plaza Inn
    Butte, MT
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  19. Eddy's Motel
    Eddy's Motel
    Butte, MT
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  20. Quality Inn & Suites
    Quality Inn & Suites
    Butte, MT
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