Pine Butte Preserve
Spend your days in Montana exploring the largest wetland complex along the Rocky Mountain Front.
All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 to participate on 2023 Legacy Journeys.
Two Departures: July 9-14, 2023 or July 17-22, 2023
Where the mountains meet the prairie in western Montana, you see “the big sky,” a phrase coined by A.B. Guthrie Jr. in his 1947 novel of the same name, and it’s where you’ll find The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte Preserve. The historic Pine Butte Ranch is your base for this remarkable journey into one of North America’s most intact and wild ecosystems. Dramatic limestone peaks tower above native grasslands, the views seemingly go on forever, and opportunities for exploring diverse habitats seem just as endless. Through hikes and guided naturalist tours, you’ll have a unique opportunity to experience this rugged and beautiful region.
- Set out on trails that pass lush wetlands, century-old pines and alpine streams.
- Let our naturalists guide you through part of North America’s largest intact ecosystem.
- Soak in the ranch’s rustic vibe while relaxing in one of its sturdy porch rockers.
- Look for signs of grizzly bears, moose and elk.
Information & Reservations
Reservations for all trips will open on Wednesday, August 31 at 2 p.m. ET and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.
Phone: (800) 329-4930
All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate on 2023 Legacy Journeys.