National Parks / Natural World

Bitterroot National Forest Darby

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Bitterroot National Forest
Off Hwy 93
Darby
MT
59829
Tel: 406-363-7100

Where are we going today?

Are you ready to experience the magic of Montana? There's certainly a great chance you'll find it at Bitterroot National Forest! This National Forest has a whopping 1.6 million acres of forest in southwest Montana, all ready for families just like yours to play in!

Summer or winter - there is something for everyone at the Bitterroot National Forest! In winter, you can experience the thrill of the snow, with snowmobiling, downhill skiing and that lovely solitude of cross-country skiing. There is even snowshoeing which is always an experience that should be tried once!

Summer brings just as exciting adventures, with more than 1,600 miles of trails you better bring your comfortable shoes! You can take to the trails to enjoy the wildlife, or relax on the banks of the river and try your luck for some brook and rainbow trout. The crystal-clear Alpine lakes are calling your name!

Take your boat out and enjoy a few hours under the sun, or grab those bikes and go for a little ride through the trees! There is even horseback riding - we did tell you there was something for everyone!

Bitterroot National Forest has so many fun activities for the family, that we wouldn't blame you if you wanted to stay for more than a day - lucky your you there is camping and cabins that you can rent to really get to enjoy nature! 

Make sure you have your camera - you never know what amazing wildlife you will encounter!

The Big Sky of Montana is out ready and waiting for you! 

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LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

All year round.

I'm Hungry!

You're in the outdoors! Take a picnic for the day, or enjoy a breakfast by the river!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you have plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks! .

Any Top Tips?

Read up on the history of the forest too! The Nez Perce National Historic Trail is a fascinating story. .

Doing our bit

The park look after everything that calls it home, and the section that is protected is in good hands. Help them out and don't leave any trash behind, and be respectful to all that live there. .

Need a little extra help?

Call the park to check the accessibility of the trails. .

More information

Make sure you pack the sunscreen and spare clothes in Summer!.

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Mot thanh pho mot thi tran co nhung khu rung nhu vay gio day rat it chi co nhung nuoc tay phuong duoc cham soc va bao ton moi duoc nhu vay nguoc lai o nhung nuoc chau a nhu 10 nuoc dong nam a con lai rung la rat hiem dien hinh nhu VIETNAM hau nhu khong con nua nhung thien tai luon say ra doi voi nguoi dan ngay tai khu vuc co rung truoc do (do bi khai thac bua bai vo toi va) uoc muon co duoc khu rung nhu vay gio chi con la uoc mo xa voi doi voi nguoi dan viet nam noi chung va chau a noi rieng. Tom lai la do cach quan ly long leo cong voi tham nhung voi nhung cai dau bao thu ma nen khong trach duoc ai ma chung ta la mhung nguoi truc tiep hung chiu su noi gian cua ba me thien nhien.chinh vi vay chung ta can phai co nhung bien phap huu hieu nhat de bao ve moi truong xanh cua rung va cuoc song cua chung ta ca hai khong the tach roi( CHUYEN DAI NHIEU TAP NOI CON HOAI)

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