Activities and Amenities
Improvements: The Bozeman Ranger District in the Gallatin National Forest will be making improvements to Spanish Creek Cabin this summer. The Forest Service requires time during the summer season to access and complete the work thus resulting in some closure periods. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Attention: Beginning June 2013 firewood will not be available at this cabin during the months of June, July, August, and September. Plan to bring your own firewood for heating, cooking, and campfires.
Attention: Beginning June 2013; Pots, pans, plates, cups, bowls, and cooking/eating utensils will not be provided at this location. Please plan ahead and bring your own cooking needs.
SPANISH CREEK CABIN, MT
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewSpanish Creek Cabin was constructed in 1934 and retains much of its rustic character from that time. The cabin is available year-round and offers an excellent base camp for a variety of summer and winter recreation opportunities. It is adjacent to a popular trailhead and a campground.
Guests can drive to the cabin when there is no snow, but winter access is generally by snowshoes or skis for approximately 3.5 miles from the end of the plowed road. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits at the base of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, in a large meadow, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Wildflowers add bursts of color around the cabin each summer. South Fork Spanish Creek flows nearby.
A nearby trailhead provides access to a network of trails that head south into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and west into non-wilderness areas. The trails can be used by hikers, equestrians, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Mountain bikers can access the trails to the Spanish Peaks. Trails lead to Little Hell Roaring Creek, the north end of the Madison Range and the South Fork of Spanish Creek.
The two-story cabin has bunk beds and beds with mattresses to sleep up to four people. A wood cook stove is provided. In a kitchen area cleaning equipment is available.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Bozeman, Montana, travel south on Highway 191. Turn right on Spanish Creek Road and travel 5.5 miles west on the gravel road. At the end of the gravel, turn left and head south on paved road. Drive 4 miles to the Spanish Creek Trailhead. Just after crossing a bridge over Spanish Creek and before the parking area, take the small road to the left, pass through the gate and follow the road a quarter mile to the cabin. The lock on the gate has the same combination as the cabin.
During the winter, Spanish Creek Road is plowed for three or four miles, but vehicles can generally drive to the beginning of the pavement. Snowdrifts above this point usually prohibit further travel by vehicle.
Mailing Address:SPANISH CREEK CABIN
Phone Number:Information: (406)522-2520