The rustic Ibex Cabin is located in the Crazy Mountains; approximately 40 miles northeast of Livingston, Montana. This cabin is available for reservations... January 1st to March 31st and June 1st to December 31st ( yearly). Closed April 1st thru May 31st. It may be reached by high clearance 4x4 vehicles usually from June - October. During winter months cabin access involves a 5.5 mile ski, snowshoe or snowmobile ride.
This 1 room log cabin, built in 1939, has no running water or electricity. The cabin is supplied with two bunk beds, mattresses, wood stove, firewood, a propane lantern (please bring a propane canister) table & chairs, axe, bucket, broom, mop and shovel. There is an outdoor vault toilet.
No corrals are available for livestock. Supplemental livestock feed must be certified noxious weed seed free.
Capacity for this cabin is 4 people. Price is $35 per night. The cabin can be reserved from 1 to 5 nights. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. Last minute reservations (up to 3 nights in advance) are available by calling the Forest Service Office 406-222-1892.
Services & Amenities:
- Broom & Dust Pan
- Mop & Bucket
- Propane Lights
- Table & Chairs
|Less Than 100 Feet|
|Less Than 1000 Feet|
|Less Than 1 Mile|
Alerts and Important Information
*To obtain the cabin combination call the Forest Service Office at 406-222-1892, Mon-Fri, 8:00-Noon 1:00-4:30 MST one week or *less before your reservation date.
The road to the cabin is not plowed in Winter. Do not drive beyond the winter parking area at the intersection of Briggs Road and Upper Cottonwood Road. It is a 5.5 mile ski, snowshoe or snowmobile ride from the snowmobile parking lot to the cabin.
During high wind events the Upper Cottonwood Road may drift closed below the parking area. Please carry Topographic maps & compasses for navigation, since the route may be difficult to find and signs may be gone
Be sure to bring your combination with you-little or no cell phone coverage
This cabin does not have cooking or eating utensils plan accordingly
Please provide your own blankets & bedding
Don't drink untreated water from streams due to presence of Giardia.
Minimize exposure to Hantavirus: avoid contact with rodents, keep a clean cabin, store food in sealed containers, pack out all unused food and garbage, and report heavy rodent activity to the Livingston Ranger District.
Please bring your own drinking water or treat water out of the small spring to the east of the cabin. Accessing the spring in winter may be difficult due to deep snow.
Pets must always be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites, clean up necessary.
There is no corral or hitching post at the Ibex cabin.
Horses can be used on nearby trails, when tying horses to trailers please clean areas before leaving trailer area.
Supplemental livestock feed must be Certified noxious weed seed free.
Out of State horses must have a current Coggins test.
Please bring garbage bags. This facility is "Pack it in. Pack it out."
Leave the cabin better than you found it-Lock door(s) & Close windows.
Cabin renter must be at least 18 years of age.
Cabin can be reserved up 180 days in advance.
Maximum group size for using the facility and adjacent area is 15 people.
Fire ring is available for campfires. Please collect your own firewood for campfires.
Firing a gun is not allowed: a) in or within 150 yards of the developed recreation site; b) across a road or body of water; c) in any circumstance whereby any person may be injured or property damaged.
Starting in 2007 the Food Storage Order is in effect from March 1 through December 1 on all lands in the Gallatin National Forest.
Acceptable food storage includes: a hard-sided building; a certified bear resistant container; a closed vehicle constructed of solid, nonpliable material; or articles suspended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and 4 feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole.
For further information on this cabin, go to www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin.
Jun 17 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Jun 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Jan 01 2011 -
Mar 31 2011
Jun 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011
Campground Phone: 406-222-1892
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Ibex Cabin Campground Reservations