Private parties of five or more participants – July & August dates available.
Trip Fare: $1900. per guest. Five day trip.
Bordering Yellowstone Park to the north, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is an immense expanse of mountainous terrain encompassing nearly 700,000 acres of high elevation splendor. No other U.S. mountain range south of Alaska has as much land above the treeline.
The landforms here are both dramatic and sublime. The A-B is made up mostly of enormous alpine plateaus separated by rugged canyons and small valleys. In many places the canyon walls are sheer vertical faces hundreds of feet high. In other places elegant sub-alpine basins stair step gently from high plateau to the valley below.
We have a base camp on Buffalo Creek in the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth. It is a fourteen mile, five hour ride through beautiful country from Slough Creek trailhead to camp. The first nine miles of the trail go through Yellowstone before crossing the northern boundary of the park into the A-B Wilderness Area.
A clear, cold, willow lined stream flows right by camp. Its runs and riffles, pocket water and deep meadow pools, offer a variety of water to fish. This friendly little stream hosts a prolific population of pan sized rainbow trout in the eight to twelve inch category. Larger fish can be found in beaver ponds about a miles walk downstream from camp. Casting is not difficult as the creek is easily waded and much of it flows through open meadow.
The A-B supports a wealth of native wildlife. Grizzly, wolves and lions wander freely between the wilderness area and Yellowstone Park. Elk, moose, bison, mountain goat and big horn sheep thrive here in large numbers.