Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area

The Lee Metcalf Wilderness area has 300 miles of trails and was established as a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. 

Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Snowshoeing, Winter
Adam Parkison
Improvising in the wilderness.  Read more >>
Ramona Lake, Madison Range, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Hester, Charley
Fishing Ramona Lake.  Read more >>
Spanish Peaks, Montana Trail Running
Parkison, Adam
A notable Spanish Peaks traverse. Read more >>
Spanish Peaks, Avalanche, Beehive Basin
Jauquet, Kala
A close call in the Spanish Peaks. Read more >>
Photo by Craig Hergert
Reuss, Dave
Class IV means churning rapids, dangerous rocks, and high waves. Anything less than powerful and precise maneuvers means swimming—or worse. And “Wilderness” means no cell phone service, no roads, and no real easy way to fix a disaster. Read more >>
Greg Smith
“Where ya headed?” I asked. He turned, occupied with the task of saddling his horse, and said simply, “up-valley.” “Well,” I said, “have a good ride.” Read more >>
Turiano, Thomas
With its blocky shape, truncated summit, and unique color, Sphinx Mountain has drawn more people climbers to its summit than any other major peak in the Madison Range. Read more >>
Burnside, Zachary
I walk on concrete wherever I go. The windows around me reflect pictures of the sky. I travel on trains through the tunnels, no wind in my hair. Then feel the pulse of swift life with fast steps. The people are oddly quiet as paper flies by on the breeze. Read more >>
Roots, Alex
Gallatin Peak, at 11,015 feet, is the tallest of the Spanish Peaks south of Bozeman. Read more >>
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