Districts

Ashland Ranger District

Mule Deer, Ashland Ranger DistrictCovering just over one-half million acres, the Ashland Ranger District is located in eastern Montana.  Rich in coal and wildlife, it offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, OHV riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking and cross-country skiing in a unique setting and capitlizes on dispersed recreation opportunities.
 
Call Ashland:  406-784-2344
 

Beartooth Ranger District

Refelction of Mountains in Avalanche Lake Beartooth R.D.The Beartooth Ranger District is nestled in south central Montana and encompasses a portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and is home to the Pryor Mountain Range.  The District shares a border of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness with the Shoshone National Forest and the Gardiner and Yellowstone Ranger Districts of the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
 
The area serves as the northeastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park and is home to the Beartooth Scenic Byway, Red Lodge Ski Resort and four national recreation trails. The district office is located in Red Lodge, MT, 65 miles from Montana’s largest city, Billings.
 
Call Beartooth:  406-446-2103
 

Bozeman Ranger District

Bridger Mountains above Bridger Canyon, Bozeman R.D.The Bozeman district covers the northwestern section of the Custer Gallatin National Forest and encompasses much of the recreation area near the city of Bozeman, MT including Hyalite.
Big Sky, MT is surrounded by much of the Bozeman Ranger District, an area that includes parts of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.  The majority of the Bridger Range is also found on the northern half of the district.  As an active community, Bozeman has several trailheads just minutes from town and is part of a larger effort to connect city trails to county and mountain trails.
 
Call Bozeman:  406-522-2520

Gardiner Ranger District

Slough Creek Cabin The Gardiner district lies immediately north of Yellowstone National Park and covers the southeastern part of the Custer Gallatin National Forest. Both Gardiner, MT and Cooke City, MT are within the Gardiner district.  It is a wildlife mecca and fun adventure whether visiting for a weekend or planning a family vacation.
 
Call Gardiner:  406-848-7375
 

Hebgen Ranger District

Horsebutte Lookout Rising High, Hebgen Lake R.D.The Hebgen Lake district stretches down the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park, encompassing a portion of Hebgen Lake and surrounding West Yellowstone, MT.  Summer activities include OHV riding, hiking, trail running and mountain biking.  Abundant snow in the winter season provides for excellent snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing.   Working with the City of West Yellowstone, the West Yellowstone Chamber and the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation, the district offers abundant world-class cross country skiing on more than 35 kilometers of gently rolling, beautifully groomed trails winding through lodgepole pine and open meadows.  
Call Hebgen Lake:  406-823-6961

Sioux Ranger District

Chalk Buttes, Sioux Ranger DistrictEncompassing eight separate land units in southeast Montana and northwest South Dakota, the Sioux Ranger District rises with mesas of ponderosa pine and stretches out into the rolling grasslands.
 
The district office is located in Camp Crook, SD and covers a total of 163,000 acres spread across a distance of 100 miles.
The Sioux Ranger District is rich in archeological and paleontological resources and also includes two National Landmarks: Capitol Rock and The Castles. Each are massive sandstone outcroppings, remnants of volcanic ash.
 
Call Sioux:  605-797-4432
 

Yellowstone Ranger District

Crazy MountainsApproximately one million acres, the Yellowstone district holds a great variety of landscapes and opportunities.  It includes much of the Crazy Mountains, covers a portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the eastern side of the Gallatin Range.  The communities of Livingston, Big Timber, Clyde Park and Wilsall all neighbor the district.
 
Call Yellowstone:  406-222-1892

 


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