Badger-Two Medicine Loop

Stock-assisted hiking in the shadow of Glacier National Park

Trip Details

Trip Date:

07/22/2020 - 07/27/2020

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

6 Days - 5 Nights

Distance:

44mi

Distance with Day Hikes:

64mi

Rating:

Price Per Person:

$1,800

Availablity:

Yes

Highlights

  • Badger-Two Medicine
  • Near Glacier National Park
  • Next to Blackfeet Indian Nation
  • Mountain climbing
  • Stunning views

Description

The Badger-Two Medicine Loop is a great survey of this undesignated but truly wild landscape. Our route will take us along the Two Medicine River and deep into the heart of Badger Country to experience this remote landscape and learn about the history of the area, the challenges it has faced and the bright future so many in the conservation community and Blackfeet Nation have been working for. The Badger-Two Medicine is a place of wonder–it is not part of Glacier National Park or the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but is as beautiful and wild as both. The area has experienced political and physical changes in recent years, including ongoing controversy over old oil and gas leases and land management. Additional changes have included the removal of motorized travel from its trail system and forest fires in recent years.

Our route will take us through the Two Medicine River drainage and over the watershed divide into true Badger Country. Two camps provide guests with layovers that give them the option to hike to the Continental Divide, climb Half Dome Crag or take a long ridgetop stroll. For those wanting to stay closer to camp there are opportunities for shorter scenic hikes, a lazy day along Badger Creek or the chance to wet a fishing line.

This trip’s basic route is moderate, but if you opt for the more challenging day hikes on layover days you are rewarded with heart-lifting mountain views and stunning high-elevation strolls.

Please note: this trip requires guests to purchase a recreation pass from the Blackfeet Tribal government. This can be done online and costs $20; we will assist you with this process

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863
info@dropstoneoutfitting.com


TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are non-refundable, and the balance is due by May 15th  unless otherwise specified.  The balance is non-refundable after this date.  We do not give refunds for any reason. This includes but is not limited to: route changes due to wildfires, smoke, floods, trail conditions, or unprecedented weather events.  We do not give refunds if personal health inhibits you from participating on a trip.  Because of this, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing trip insurance.  We recommend Global Rescue’s Signature Travel Insurance.
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Trip Rating Definitions


 

Easy

  • 5 - 8 mile travel days along river grade trail with some undulating terrain, but no major changes in elevation. All hiking is on maintained trail.


Moderate

  • 6 – 10 mile travel days with some of those days requiring changes in elevation of 500 – 1200 ft. over several miles. Short portions of route may be off-trail.


Moderately Strenuous

  • 8 – 12+ mile travel days with some days having a combined change in elevation totaling 2,500 feet, or more, over several miles. Off-trail hiking and routing finding with short portions of limited exposure possible.


Strenuous

  • 7 – 12+ mile travel days with regular changes in elevation over a few miles. Frequent off-trail hiking over uneven terrain with areas of exposure and route finding involved. Previous backcountry experience required.


*Please note these descriptions are used for travel days only and are our attempt to provide a rating for the overall trip difficulty. On layover days we will offer optional hiking opportunities that may not be in keeping with the rest of the trip difficulty rating.

Additionally, changes in elevation are meant to represent the days’ starting and ending elevations, but not necessarily the total elevation lost and gained throughout the course of the day. If you have questions or concerns regarding trip difficulty and your abilities please contact us.