Attention: The park will be closed for the following days in 2014: April 1 - November 30.

CHALLENGE CABIN, MT

Challenge Cabin is available during the winter and is located about 60 miles southeast of Hungry Horse, in northwestern Montana. It provides a primitive escape for visitors who enjoy winter recreation. The cozy shelter awards visitors with beautiful mountain views, peaceful sounds...
Status: Closed through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • There is a maximum stay of three consecutive nights with a total of seven days per calendar year.
  • Water, electricity and sewer is not provided.
  • Check-in and check-out time is 2 p.m.
  • Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather or road conditions.
  • Bears frequent the area; keep all food and garbage in appropriate containers inside the cabin.
  • The cabin remains locked; a combination lock code will be contained in the reservation confirmation letter.
  • Contact the Hungry Horse Ranger District at (406) 387-3800, during normal office hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), for updates on weather and road conditions.
  • Please bring garbage bags and remove all trash prior to leaving the cabin.
  • Firewood is provided for heating purposes only; please replenish wood supply prior to departure.
  • Conserve propane by minimizing use of lights and setting the thermostat at 55 degrees when away from the cabin.
  • Visitors must clean cabin prior to departure; a fee will be charged if extra clean-up is needed.
  • Commercial use of cabin is prohibited.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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AREA CHALLENGE CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 5
Pets Allowed
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Challenge Cabin is available during the winter and is located about 60 miles southeast of Hungry Horse, in northwestern Montana. It provides a primitive escape for visitors who enjoy winter recreation. The cozy shelter awards visitors with beautiful mountain views, peaceful sounds of nature and virgin, white snow for great photography and snow play.

Access to the cabin involves an 8-mile trek by hiking, skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits in a meadow surrounded by a stand of Douglas fir and pine trees, near Challenge Creek. The Hungry Horse Ranger District is bordered on the east by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and Glacier National Park.

Recreation:

Cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the area. Reaching the cabin on the 8-mile access trail is part of the snow sport fun. Visitors might also catch a glimpse of any number of wildlife that lives in the area.

Facilities:

The cabin can sleep up to five guests. It is equipped with a propane cook stove, lights, and a wood stove. Furnishings include a table and chairs, a bunk bed and a small loft where additional people can roll out sleeping bags. Basic cooking pots and utensils are supplied, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. Pets are allowed, but cleaning up after them is required.

A vault toilet is provided outside the cabin. Firewood is included for heating in the wood stove.

Guests should bring their own water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes, as well as food, bedding, flashlights, garbage bags and basic camp gear. Click here for more cabin details.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest grocery stores are in East Glacier and Hungry Horse. Both towns are about an hour-and-a-half drive, in addition to the trek from the cabin.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Dec 1 - Mar 31

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Dec 01 2014 Tue Mar 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Stove
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Reservations can be made one to 180 days in advance. Rental fee is $30 per night. There is a maximum stay of three consecutive nights with a total of seven days per calendar year.

Federal Pass discounts do not apply.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Dec 01 2014 -
Mar 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.22917, -113.33028
48°13'45"N, 113°19'49"W

From Hungry Horse, travel east on Highway 2 for 51 miles, then 8 miles south on Skyland Road 569. Park in the plowed area along Highway 2, then hike, snowmobile, ski or snowshoe approximately 8 miles along the groomed trail. The cabin is not accessible by car.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CHALLENGE CABIN
8975 HWY 2 E BOX 190340
HUNGRY HORSE MT 59919

Phone Number:

Information: (406)387-3800
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