Whether you’re hunting elk on the Rocky Mountain Front, climbing crags on the east face of the Bitterroots, hiking with your family in the Scotchman Peaks, or snowshoeing through the Gallatins - the finest backcountry recreation can be found throughout Montana’s roadless
National Forests. 

Hunting and Fishing:  Learn why roadless areas are important for the future of hunting and angling opportunity, quality, and success in Montana.

Horseback Riding and Pack Trains:  If you’re a traditionalist who likes packing into the backcountry with the help of your rugged 4 legged companions – roadless National Forest lands are the place.


Hiking and Camping:  If you wish to spend time with family and friends while getting away from the crowds, yet you still want to experience scenic views found almost nowhere else in the lower 48 - Montana’s backcountry is for you.

Climbing and Mountaineering:  Like to bag beautiful peaks?  Some of the best climbing around is located in roadless areas right out your back door.

Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing:  Fresh tracks, unbelievable views, and no need for lift tickets or parking passes.  Snow sports are best in the backcountry.

Support the Backcountry: Governor Schweitzer is listening to Montanans who know, use, and love our National Forests. Learn why the backcountry needs your support more than ever.


Hunting and Fishing
Horseback Riding
Hiking and Camping
Backcountry Skiing
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