Beartooth Mountains - Cooke City

The 943,377-acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is an enormous and rugged expanse of high elevation country, boasting over 20 peaks greater than 12,000 feet in elevation, including Granite Peak (Montana's highest at 12,799 feet), along with approximately 950 alpine lakes and over 700 miles of maintained foot and horse trails. The wilderness experience is a challenging opportunity for discovery, solitude and self-reliance.

From day hikes to multi-day treks and outfitter guided experiences the A-B Wilderness, as referred to by locals, is sure to leave memories!

Hikers in the Absaroka-Beartooth WildernessThe Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is a 943,377-acre track of land covering portions of three states, boasting over 20 peaks greater than 12,000 feet in elevation and dotted with more than 950 alpine lakes.

Set aside by Congress in 1978, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is located in south-central Montana with a small portion in northern Wyoming, just north of Yellowstone National Park. The Wilderness is home to Montana's tallest peak, Granite Peak, at 12,799 feet, it towers above Beartooth Plateau and anchors the Beartooth Range.

Active glaciers, sweeping tundra plateaus, deep canyons, sparkling streams and hundreds of alpine lakes tucked into granite cirques make the A-B wilderness an unique experience in the lower 48.

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