Pryor Mountains

Big Pryor Mtn                                                                         

The Pryor Mountain Unit of the district is located about 60 miles east of Red Lodge, MT adjacent to both the Crow Indian Reservation, BLM lands, and the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The dry limestone uplifts and formations create a stark contrast to the Beartooth Mountains. The views from the Pryor Mountains offer long, beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside. The peak time for wildflowers is the month of July. 

Visitors will find primitive trails and old mining roads ideal for ATV and UTV riding. The roads in the Pryor Mountains are generally poor and high clearance vehicles are advised on many of the roads. For more information on road conditions and seasonal closures, please see our Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM ) or call the district office (406-446-2103).Big Pryor ATV

Some of the highlights of the Pryor Mountain Unit are Big Ice Cave, Dry Head Vista, and the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.  The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is found on the eastern edge of the Pryor Mountains and is managed by the BLM.

The Pryor Mountains are still used for religious and cultural ceremonies by the Crow Indians. Please do not disturb or remove any cultural sites or artifacts, particularly at Dry Head Vista.

Recreation opportunities in the Beartooth Ranger District are divided into 4 geographic locations:


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