Sculpted by glacial activity, the Beartooth Mountain Range is one of the most scenic areas in the Rockies. It features small glaciers, high alpine meadows, glacial tills, timbered canyons and hundreds of lakes and streams teeming with trout.
Camp is a scenic five-mile ride by horse from the trailhead. Nestled near a lake full of trout at the edge of a large meadow, is your home for the next few days. This is one of my most popular trips, and people book it year after year. We take side trips each day to different lakes and streams to fish, sightsee and horseback ride. The plateau and high alpine meadows are draped in wildflowers. There are elk in the meadow in front of the camp in the mornings and evenings. On the day rides we see elk, moose, deer, Rocky Mountain goat, marmots, eagles and picas. There are a lot of old trapper cabins to take pictures of. An old stockade built by trappers and miners in the 1800′s is still partially standing. Some historians think it was built for defense when Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce came through the area in the 1870′s.
The area’s lakes are full of brook, cutthroat and golden trout. Both flies and spinners work well to attract these fish. Even small children have no trouble catching trout on this trip. You’ll want to take the day trip to the infamous Deep Lake where we catch large brook and cutthroat trout. This trip normally runs five to seven days in length.
|Beartooth Plateau Trip 5–7 days||$200/person per day|