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Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Montana
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Description: 254,944 total acres; elevations range from 4400 - 11,316 feet. The Lee Metcalf Wilderness is comprised of four separate areas, centered around the Madison Range, the Spanish Peaks, the Madison River, and Monument Mountain. All areas fall within the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and are duly rich in wildlife, splendid landscapes, and human recreationists. Most of the scenery is classic western Montana: snowcapped peaks towering over a landscaped carved by glaciers, now lush with wildflowers, dense with forests, and sparkling with cirque lakes and perennial streams. The arid lower elevations of Bear Trap canyon are the exception. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, elk, moose, grizzly and black bear, mountain lion, and mountain goat.

Trails link all four areas, although heavy use has caused closures to horses in some areas. The Bear Trap unit is cut through by the Madison River, ideal whitewater for floating or kayaking. Hunting for big game, fishing for cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout.

Location: Access to the Spanish Peaks and the Madison Range (Taylor-Hilgard unit) from Bozeman on MT 64. Access to the Monument Peak unit from the Gallatin National Forest. Access to the Bear Trap is generally by river.

Address: Forest Supervisor`s Office
Beaverhead National Forest
420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT  59725
Phone: (406) 683-3900

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Managed in partnership with the Gallatin National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

No camping or fires within 200 feet of any body of water.
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