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Springtime in the Crazy Mountains
This country roads destination is the Crazy Mountains

The Crazy Mountains - A Roadless Range to Reset & Unwind


The Crazy Mountains in Montana rise dramatically some 7,000 feet above the Yellowstone River Valley and the surrounding plains 15 miles northwest of Big Timber. They cover an area of 136,547 acres and are part of the Gallatin and Lewis & Clark national forests. It is a roadless area but has not been classified as a wilderness area. 


The Crazies are a maze of nearly vertical peaks and sawtooth ridges. They range in elevation from 5,590 feet to 11,214 feet. The highest peak is known as Crazy Peak and with good reason. Despite their classification, they are indeed a remote wilderness. For those looking to get out, away from cellphones and computers, a hike or pack trip through these mountains will set you back in time and reset your inner self.

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Sample Itinerary

Itinerary for Exploring Montana's Crazy Mountains

Day 1:

Arrive at the designated meeting point and meet your guide. Spend the day hiking through the foothills of the Crazy Mountains and getting to know the area. Set up camp at a scenic location and enjoy a dinner cooked over the campfire.

Day 2:

After breakfast, head deeper into the Crazy Mountains with a guided hike to a high alpine lake. Take in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks and enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake. Return to camp in the late afternoon and relax by the campfire.

Day 3:

Spend the day rock climbing in the Crazy Mountains with a certified guide. Learn the basics of climbing or advance your skills as you tackle some of the area's most iconic routes. Return to camp in the evening for a well-deserved dinner.

Day 4:

Head out on a guided horseback ride through the Crazy Mountains. Explore the vast wilderness on horseback and take in the views from a new perspective. Return to camp in the late afternoon and relax by the campfire.

Day 5:

Spend the day hiking to the summit of Crazy Peak, the highest peak in the Crazy Mountains. This challenging hike rewards with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Return to camp in the evening for a celebratory dinner.

Day 6:

Pack up camp and head back to the meeting point, stopping along the way for a scenic picnic lunch. Arrive back in the late afternoon and say goodbye to your guide.


At Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures, we offer customized trips through the Crazy Mountains, tailored to your interests and skill level. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable journey through this stunning mountain range. Book your adventure today and experience the rugged beauty of the Crazy Mountains!

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