The historic Pine Butte Guest Ranch is your base for this remarkable journey in one of the most intact and wild landscapes in North America. Dramatic limestone peaks tower above native grasslands, the views go on forever and opportunities for exploring diverse habitats seem just as endless. Discover the country inhabited by grizzly bears, moose, mountain lions and lynx, as well as hundreds of wildflower species and a great variety of birds, from warblers and waterfowl to raptors. Through walks, horseback rides and informative presentations, you’ll have a unique opportunity to experience this rugged and beautiful region of Montana. After each day’s activity of your choosing, return to the lodge for a home-cooked meal, take a dip in the pool and relax in your own rustic cabin.
- Explore the Pine Butte Swamp Preserve and its unique savannah and wetland habitats
- Ride scenic mountain trails on horseback.
- Take in an evening wildlife watch for grizzly bears, moose and elk herds.
- Cool off in the ranch pool.
- Curl up by the fire with a favorite book.
- Enjoy delectable homemade meals prepared with ingredients grown at the ranch.
- Trek across wild mountains and prairies learning about botany, birds and fire ecology with our resident naturalist.
- Enjoy the simple Western beauty of the ranch, sipping a favorite beverage on the front porch of the lodge.
Dates: August 31-September 7, 2014 - Trip is FULL
Cost: $2,025 double occupancy; $2,175 single occupancy
(Price includes Legacy Club discount)
For more information, view the itinerary, contact Yvonne Geisel at (406) 466-2158, email Pine Butte or visit Pine Butte's website.
The Conservancy in the Rocky Mountain Front
The Crown of the Continent is a mountainous, 18-million-acre ecosystem with some of the most intact wild lands left in the Lower 48. The area is a biological crossroads where plant and animal communities from the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, boreal forest and eastern prairies overlap. Grizzly bears, wolverines, lynx and humans inhabit the forests and grasslands of this remarkable area. Threats to the Crown include climate change, subdivision of private lands, invasive weed species and energy development. The Conservancy works collaboratively with an array of public and private entities to address these issues and ensure the long-term health of the ecosystem and its wildlife.
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