The Hogback Homestead is a fully furnished log cabin that sits on approximately five acres along Hogback Creek in western Montana. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including the Rock Creek, as well as exceptional scenery. The cabin is on a Forest Service work site, where fire crews occasionally assemble, but with plenty of space to spread out, visitors will hardly know they're there.
From Missoula, Montana, travel east on Interstate 90 for about 20 miles to exit 126. Drive south on Rock Creek Road for about 29 miles. Rock Creek Road is a hardened surface for 12 miles and the remainder is a gravel, single-lane road, with intermittent pull-outs. It is not suitable for RVs or trailers, due to blind turns, steep grades and a narrow width. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Missoula Ranger District. During winter, take the Drummond exit 153 on Interstate 90 and follow Scenic Highway 1 south to Philipsburg. One mile north of Philipsburg, turn west on State Road 348. Travel 13 miles west, cross Rock Creek and turn north onto Rock Creek Road. Continue 12 miles to the homestead. Winter access is plowed within 4 miles of the cabin. A four-wheel drive vehicle equipped with chains is recommended. Travelers may also want to bring an alternate form of transportation (ski, snowshoe or snowmobile) to complete the route.