Things To Do

While visiting the area, be sure to experience some of the finest outdoor activities found in southwest Montana. The cabins are a short walk from the Big Hole River’s premiere salmon fishing access. Or enjoy other activities in the area such as hiking, four wheeling, and big game hunting. You’re also a short drive from the historic ghost towns, Glendale and Hecla.



Activities include:

  • Trout Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • River Swimming/Wading
  • Campfires 
  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Four Wheeling
  • Golfing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • and much more!
  • Caving
  • Exploring
  • Ghost Towns
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowmobiling

Fishing

 

    The Big Hole River is one of Montana's finest attractions, with diversity that's hard to match. The Big Hole is home to Rainbow, Brown, Brook Trout, and Cutthroat fish. Rocky Mountain Whitefish are also present, as well as the last fluvial (river-dwelling) population of grayling in the continental United States. The Big Hole is fish-able all the way from the source down to the convergence with the Beaverhead.

   

  During a normal year, with average runoff from the snow packed mountains, the salmon fly hatch will begin early to mid-June. Anglers and Outfitters descend upon the Big Hole to take part in the frenzy. This may be the busiest time of year on the Big Hole River. The river can become a little crowded with boats as well as bank anglers but there is no place to fish like the 'Big Hole' during the salmon hatch.  After the salmon fly hatch, fishing pressure on the 'Big Hole' is relieved. Angling is still excellent . . . as the caddis and mayfly hatches are very abundant. Fishing the in fall may be the best time to relax and spend a quiet afternoon fishing on the river. The weather is perfect and the water levels are stable. There are very few anglers and the browns are aggressive.    

Hunting

 

Elk, moose, and deer are routinely seen along the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains and at times an occasional bear is spotted.

Hiking

 

Our locals treasure the scenic beauty of the Pioneer Mountains and the outdoors man live for the abundance of wildlife and beautiful trails for hiking. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest offers some of the best hiking in Montana and with hundreds of miles worth of trails to choose from there is something for everyone.

Exploring

 

Just a short drive away from our cabins are some of Montana's historic ghost towns.

Pioneer Mountain Cabins

46 Trapper Creek Rd.,

Melrose, MT 59743
Phone: 406-596-1007 and 406-835-2721.

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