Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

Choose your adventure among the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness!

Hikers in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness



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!




The 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.

Prior to any backcountry trip be sure to understand Leave No Trace principles, Food Storage Orders and Be Bear Aware.

Based upon you trailhead entry and exit points, contact the Custer, Gallatin or Shoshone National Forests with the most up-to-date information prior to visiting the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

For additional information visit

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center