Birch Creek – Strawberry Loop

A stunning route through the northern reaches of the Bob

Trip Details

Trip Date:

08/19/2024 - 08/25/2024

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

7 Days - 6 Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:




Apply for this Trip:

Online Reservation


  • Peak climbing
  • Dark skies
  • Alpine basins
  • Remote wilderness
  • Point-to-point route


Sleep under the stars in an alpine basin, hike through large mountain meadows and pass under the stunning shear walls of Gateway Gorge on this spectacular seven-day trek into the remote northern reaches of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

This stock supported hiking trip will take you for a loop. Connecting the South and North Fork of Birch Creek as you travel through Crazy Creek pass, high mountain meadows, the sparkling waters of Strawberry Creek and the remote Badger Pass.  Layover days will allow time for exploring the area or a summit bid of Cap Mountain (7461’), with wide views of the northern limit of the Bob.

Additional stopovers are the high elevation Big River Meadows—an idyllic location surrounded by the limestone peaks of the Continental Divide and the opportunity for more wide-open views with layover hiking options along an open ridge.

If you are looking for a Bob Marshall Wilderness adventure that has a little bit of everything—peak climbing, high mountain passes, alpine basins and a strong sense of remoteness – this trip is for you.

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 461-2114 or (406) 403-1902
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Deposits are required at booking and are non-refundable. Trip balances are due by May 15 for summer trips and August 1 for fall trips unless otherwise specified. The balances are non-refundable after these due dates. We only give complete refunds in the event that you do not successfully draw a tag. Other than a non-successful draw, we do not give refunds for any reason. This includes but is not limited to: route changes due to wildfires, smoke, floods, trail conditions, a non-harvest hunt, or unprecedented weather events. We do not give refunds if personal health inhibits you from participating on a trip including exposure to an airborne virus or illness. Because of this, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing trip insurance.

Trip Rating Definitions



  • 6 – 10 mile travel days with some of those days requiring changes in elevation of 500 – 1500 ft. over several miles. Short portions of route may be off-trail.

Moderately Difficult

  • 8 – 12+ mile travel days with regular 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.


  • 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 may be involved.

*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.