Lee Metcalf Wilderness


The Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness is one of the four units of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The Bear Trap Canyon is the first wilderness area to be managed by the BLM. The 6,347-acre area offers beautiful wilderness scenery plus exciting whitewater rafting featuring the famous Class IV - V Kitchen Sink rapid. The 1,500-foot cliffs that border the canyon provide a dramatic backdrop along the nine-mile Bear Trap Canyon National Recreation Trail. The trail follows the river the length of the canyon but can only be accessed from the north end. Open Year Round. River level and temperature information is available at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mt/nwis/current?type=flow. Refer to the "Madison River below Ennis Lake


Floater access is at the south end of the canyon at the Wilderness Boat Launch. Turn east off US Hwy 287 at McAllister, follow the Ennis Lake road to the Wilderness Boat Launch. Hiker access is at the north end of the canyon.





Dillon Field Office 1005 Selway Drive Dillon, MT 59725


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