Racetrack Cabin is a favorite of hiking enthusiasts during the summer months. The surrounding area is serene and beautiful, and somewhat off the beaten path. It is a great way to explore western Montana and offers access to numerous lakes, where fishing is popular. The cabin is remotely located and was built to house miners in the 1930s. It was later donated to the Forest Service and refurbished for use by the public. Access to the cabin requires a vehicle with four-wheel drive and high clearance year-round. Guests need to plan for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling up to 14 miles to reach the cabin during during winter months. A map may be necessary to locate the cabin. The cabin is very primitive and offers very few amenities. Guests should be prepared to bring most of their own supplies and gear.
From Deer Lodge, travel south on Interstate 90 for about 11 miles to the Racetrack exit 195. Turn west and drive about 1 mile, then turn south and continue less than a mile to Forest Road 169. Turn west onto Forest Road 169 and continue about 16 miles to the cabin. Maps may be purchased by calling the Pintler Ranger District. Vehicle access cannot be guaranteed any time of year due to ever-changing weather or road conditions. In the winter, guests must be prepared to travel up to 14 miles to the cabin on skis or snowmobile from the end of the plowed road.