People naturally think of camping out when they think of Montana and Wyoming. After all, the Big Sky Country invites visitors to lie on their backs and count the stars as they come out one by one. Far away from city lights, the Beartooth Highway provides plenty of opportunities for pitching a tent, packing up the camper, or simply tossing some sleeping bags in the back of the pickup.
Traditional campgrounds nestled in wooded forests or near pristine lakes abound along this All-American Road. For fishing or boating access, try Beartooth Lake or Island Lake Campgrounds. With elevations of over 9,000 feet, both these sites receive considerable snow pack, and visitors will find snow late into June. However, fishing for brook trout or rainbow trout at these lakes can't be beat, and what better way to get an early start than sleeping at the spot? Hikers will find trailheads at each campground, leading them on adventures through the wilderness.
For more primitive camping, try the North Absaroka Wilderness. This vast area remains virtually untouched by the developing hand of man. Here, you'll find solitude, wildlife, and opportunities to truly "get back to nature." With over 217 miles of minimall