Blackleaf Canyon

Explore Montana's Rocky Mountain Front with naturalist Eric Bergman

Trip Details

Trip Date:

06/29/2022 - 06/29/2022

Trip Type:


Number of Days/Nights:

1 Days - Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:





  • Naturalist-led hiking
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness day hike
  • Wildflowers
  • Unique Geology


Join naturalist Eric Bergman on a hike through one of the areas most stunning canyons and up to Blackleaf Pass. This out-and-back hike affords you breath-taking views of the mountains and plains, and the opportunity to study the flora, fauna and geology along the way. An unforgettable Rocky Mountain Front classic.


Trip price includes transport to and from the trailhead from Choteau, guiding/naturalist services, any extra equipment needed, lunch/snacks, and permit fees.

Details: Book at least 5 days in advance.  You can call us at (406) 289 – 0863. Hikes will leave from our headquarters (Glen Willow) at 4365 US-89 just outside Choteau at 8:30 AM unless otherwise arranged.

Payment is due upon booking (please fill out registration form in link below) but is refundable up until 7 days before trip.


Day Hike Gear List and Rental Info

Day Hike Registration Form and Waiver 2022

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863


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



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.