Rocky Mountain Front Traverse

Where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountain West

Trip Details

Trip Date:

06/21/2019 - 06/26/2019

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

6 Days - 5 Nights

Distance:

28mi

Distance with Day Hikes:

44mi

Rating:

Price Per Person:

$1590

Availablity:

Yes

Highlights

  • Wildflowers galore
  • Ecologically diverse landscape
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Off the beaten path
  • Rich conservation history

Description

This classic trip along the Front is a favorite of guests and staff alike for its magnificent vistas, abundant wildflowers, and unique geology. We traverse the iconic Rocky Mountain Front, with two layover days to give guests the opportunity to relax, enjoy the flowers, or explore the Blind Horse Bench and beyond.

The route travels along the face of the Rocky Mountain Front, traversing fecund benches filled with wildflowers and waterfalls. While the trip is visually stunning, it is also challenging as we make our way in and out of several deep drainages. Apart from these climbs, the trail is gentle and full of ever-changing scenery.

This is a great trip to start your season, and it’s one of the few times of the year we are able to travel the route in its entirety. Difficulty is moderately strenuous, but the two layover days provide a good option for those who are interested but feeling tentative. Warning: The Rocky Mountain Front Traverse is known to be a gateway drug!

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.