Birch Creek Cabin

Area Status: Open
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Located in the Pioneer Mountains this cabin is especially popular with cross-country skiers and summer hiking enthusiasts.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Electricity available. Water unavailable during winter months.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $20.00 per night fee for this cabin.
Open Season: January
Closest Towns: Dillon, MT
Water: Drinking Water available Spring, Summer and Fall
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District
Phone: (406)683-3900

General Information


The cabin is about 20 miles northwest of Dillon, MT. Take the Apex exit, where you turn west and travel the Birch Creek gravel road for 7 1/2 miles to the Education Center turnoff. Depending on snow conditions you may have to park at this turnoff. Cross the bridge and take the first turn right on the Thief Creek Road. The cabin is about 1/4 mile to the west at Thief Creek.


Depending on the snow guests may need to park at the turnoff at the Western Montana College of the University of Montana, Environmental Education Center and hike the rest of the way to the cabin.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The Birch Creek Loop and the May Lake Ski Trail are both popular nearby trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult


Drinking water No water in winter
Toilets Outdoor vault (no showers)

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