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Horse Prairie Cabin


  • Southwest Montana
  • National Forest Cabin
This is a Forest Service administrative cabin used in the past by work crews. The cabin is log and has two rooms with sleeping facilities for four people. It has a wood burning heating stove and propane cook stove. The cabin is equipped with table, cooking and eating utensils, cots, four mattresses, axe, shovel, bucket, cleaning gear and firewood. Bring your own water. Has an outdoor toilet. Available year-round.

The non-refundable fee is $20 per night. Any changes in scheduled dates may be assessed an additional fee by NRRS. Capacity: four people. For more information, please call the Dillon Ranger District.

The Coyote Creek Road to the west of the cabin provides access to good cross-country skiing terrain. The Coyote Creek road runs approximately seven miles to the top of the Big Hole Divide. The vertical rise from the cabin to the Big Hole Divide is approximately 1,500 vertical feet.
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Mailing Address
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
420 Barrett Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Special direction map

From Dillon, take I-15 South for 19 miles, turn right at Clark Canyon Reservoir (west onto Montana Highway 324). Drive 12 miles to Grant, then 7 miles west of Grant at Red Butte turn right (north) onto the Bloody Dick Road #181 (leads to Reservoir Lake). Follow the Bloody Dick Road West for approximately 6 miles to the Horse Prairie Guard Station turnoff sign. Follow the Coyote Creek road northwest for 1-3/4 miles to the Horse Prairie Cabin. Over the snow distance to the cabin will vary from 1- 6 miles.