Rocky Mountain Front – High and Low

Explore one of the West’s most diverse eco-tones, the Rocky Mountain Front.

Trip Details

Trip Date:

06/18/2018 - 06/22/2018

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

5 Days - 4 Nights

Distance:

28mi

Distance with Day Hikes:

42mi

Rating:

Price Per Person:

$1300

Availablity:

No

Highlights

  • Abundant wildflowers
  • Perfect for hiking groups with varying abilities
  • Extra natural and cultural history component
  • Beautiful vistas
  • Rarely visited

Description

Start the summer by stretching your legs with the opportunity to explore one of the West’s most diverse eco-tones, the Rocky Mountain Front. Millions of years ago, two tectonic plates collided and pushed large slabs of rock upward into a fold-and-thrust belt of mountains. This lends to very dramatic and unique geology. On this trip, find yourself traveling suspended high above the prairie as you make your way along the various benches seated against the mountains. Each day’s journey affords dramatic views of both the peaks and the plains as we move along seldom-used trails and drop into rarely visited stream bottoms.

This trip offers great opportunities for hikers of different abilities and interests to hit the wilds together. As we travel along the front, you have the option to scramble up mountain sides and stand atop a few of the front’s peaks or hang to the fecund benches and ID a few of the vast complement of wildflowers that abound this time of year – all the while traveling through a truly stunning landscape. Start the season off right and share the experience with a hiking pal that might not normally join you as you recap your adventure at day’s end. Please call or email for more details.

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


TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY

Trip deposits are non-refundable.  The remainder of the trip price is due on May 15th unless otherwise specified and is non-refundable at that time.  We STRONGLY encourage purchasing trip insurance for reasons including, but not limited to health issues, weather events such as wildfires/smoke/floods, and necessary route changes that may impact your ability or desire to participate in the trip.   We recommend the Gold or Platinum Plan by TravelGuard.
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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
7 – 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 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 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.