Montana Forest Service Log Cabins: Ibex

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Ibex Cabin

The Ibex Cabin is a rustic one-room cabin located in the Crazy Mountains 40 miles northeast of Livingston, MT. Read More

  • The Ibex Cabin is available for reservations... January 1st to March 31st and June 1st to December 31st (yearly). Closed April 1st thru May 31st.
  • The cost is $35.00 per night for 4 people.
  • Reservations can be made by calling or going to the Forest Service Office 406-222-1892: 5242 Hwy 89 South Livingston, MT.

Overview
It is advisable to use high clearance 4x4 vehicles to reach the cabin usually from June - October. During winter months, cabin access involves a 5.5-mile ski, snowshoe or snowmobile ride. This one room log cabin, built in 1939, has no running water or electricity.

Location
Ibex Cabin is located 15 miles east of Clyde Park and in the midst of the Crazy mountains.

Directions

  • To reach Ibex Cabin take US highway 89 north from Livingston, MT.
  • Proceed 1/2 mile north of Clyde Park on highway 89. Turn right onto Cottonwood Road.
  • Follow Cottonwood road approximately 7 miles to the intersection of Upper Cottonwood bench road and lower Cottonwood bench road.
  • Turn left on Upper Cottonwood bench road.
  • Take the next right continuing on upper Cottonwood bench road.
  • Continue approximately 4.5 miles to a Y and bear left following signs to Ibex Cabin another 2.5 miles.

In the winter, park at the winter parking area at the intersection of Briggs lane and Upper Cottonwood bench road - approximately 9 miles from US highway 89.  Ski, snowshoe or snowmobile the remaining 5.5 miles to the cabin. Winter winds may make traveling to the cabin in the winter months difficult.

Reservations
This cabin is available for reservations... January 1st to March 31st and June 1st to December 31st (yearly). Closed April 1st thru May 31st. Reservations can be made by up to 3 days in advance by calling or going to the Forest Service Office 406-222-1892: 5242 Hwy 89 South Livingston, MT or by Booking Online.

Specifics

  • Season or Open Dates – This cabin is available for reservations January 1st to March 31st and June 1st to December 31st (yearly). Closed April 1st thru May 31st.
  • Fee – Price is $35.00 per night and the cabin can be reserved from 1 to 5 nights.
  • Capacity - Capacity for this facility is 4 people.
  • Cabin Amenities - Inside the cabin are tables, chairs, two bunk beds w/mattresses, Propane lantern (bring fuel) & a wood burning stoves, firewood is provided.
    Additional items include broom & dustpan, mop & bucket, fire ring, and axe, & maul.
    There is an outdoor vault toilet.

Nearby Activities & Attractions
For the outdoor recreationist, the area offers creek fishing, trails for hiking & riding horses, & wildlife sightings of bear, deer, elk & moose. Although riding trails are close by for horseback riding, there are no corrals for livestock.

In winter, you can enjoy skiing or snowshoeing.

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