Rocky Mountain Front Traverse

with Naturalist Eric Bergman

Trip Details

Trip Date:

06/16/2020 - 06/21/2020

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

6 Days - 5 Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:





  • Naturalist lead hiking
  • Plentiful wildflowers
  • Wildlife watching
  • Ecologically diverse landscape
  • Rich conservation history


This six-day, five-night backcountry trip is a favorite among guests and staff as it travels along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Filled with wildflowers, waterfalls, deep drainages, distinct geology, incredible vistas and diverse scenery, it’s a great introduction to this part of Big Sky Country. While listed as a moderately strenuous, this stock-supported trip includes two layover days to relax, soak up quiet moments in nature and explore this area of Montana at your leisure. Master Naturalist Eric Bergman will be joining us for this trip.

The Rocky Mountain Traverse is a great trip to kick off the summer hiking season and is one of the few times of year we are able to travel the route in its entirety. Disclaimer: this trek is one that often gets our guests hooked on hiking and backpacking in Montana.

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


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.

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.