Montana Adventures, located in Twin Bridges, Montana, was founded by Mike
was born into a Montana pioneering family with roots in this area dating
back to 1865. He has called this area home all his life. Mike grew up
hunting, fishing and exploring these very same mountains. With his
lifetime of knowledge and love for the mountains you will not find a more
capable outdoorsman to guide you. Mike has been guiding for more than 20
moved to Montana in 2000 to finish her college education. As a non-
traditional student her professors soon learned about her determination to
learn all about this area. That is exactly what she did. Carrie graduated
in 2002 with a B.A. in Environmental Science. She has enjoyed her new life
here in Montana. Carrie is fast becoming an experienced fisherman, nature
guide and hunter. Come experience the mountains with her.
Welcome to Southwest Montana. Backcountry Montana Adventures is a
complete outfitting business offering a fun and safe way for the entire
family to enjoy the backcountry. Whether you are a beginner or an
expert we will provide you with a vacation filled with memories. Your
activities may include fishing, hunting, bird and wildlife viewing, star
gazing, hiking and camping, historic ghost towns, Indian camps and much
views will be furnished by Mother Nature, with elevations running from
the mountain valleys at 6,000 feet to over 11,000 foot peaks along the
continental divide. The landscape consists of timbered canyons, lush
meadows, open sagebrush covered hillsides and streams and lakes teeming
with trout. This diverse topography allows for incredible viewing
We offer fishing on the blue ribbon trout streams and rivers in
southwest Montana. You will spend the day fishing from a drift boat as
well as walk/ wade fishing while battling trout with your local guide.
The opportunity to fish private spring creeks, ponds and high mountain
streams is also available.
fall arrives we will be found guiding both big game archery and rifle
hunters. We have enjoyed the opportunity of hunting with both men and
women looking for the hunts of their dreams. With over 140 combined
years of first hand experience, our guides will help you be a more
successful and knowledgeable sportsperson.
Learn more about the animals and birds as well as the diverse plant life
us show you why Montana is called "the last best place"
Montana Adventures offers fair chase archery and rifle hunts for all big
game species as well as mountain lion hunts and photo safaris. We outfit
in the same area our family has hunted for over 40 years. Southwest
Montana is known for its large elk numbers as well as a great bull to
cow ratio. This area of Montana has always provided a very high success
rate for hunters.
capable hunting guides bring into camp more than 140 years of combined
hunting experience. Their experience and knowledge will assist you in
having the hunt of your dreams. All our guides are native Montanans who
share a love for the land and the creatures that inhabit it.
season opens the beginning of September and lasts through much of
October. Rifle season begins the last of October and runs for five
consecutive weeks ending the Sunday after Thanksgiving. With elk and
deer combination hunts being our specialty, we also offer antelope,
moose and mountain lion hunts.
camp consists of comfortable wall tents with large wood stoves to keep
you warm on those chilly nights. Beds and/or cots come complete with
mattresses and/or pads to ensure a good night's rest. A delicious
variety of food is served in large quantities and losing weight is not
on our menu.
Four wheel drive vehicles, hiking and horses are used to access
the animals. Using all modes of transportation allows us to be very
mobile, thus keeping you in the animals at all times.
Women only hunts are available to those looking for that special
hunt. We recognize that you are an important part of the hunting
heritage and welcome you to southwest Montana.
success is very important to us. Through our commitment, expertise and
experience Backcountry Montana Adventures has established a relationship
with our clients that will last a lifetime! Our belief in customer
satisfaction will keep you coming back year after year.
for a fishing trip that you will cherish for a lifetime? You have come
to the right place. Beginner or expert, you will experience the time of
your life. We offer fishing trips on the four blue ribbon trout streams
located in southwest Montana - Beaverhead, Big Hole, Ruby and the
Madison. Our guides will help you catch big fish using small flies.
The Beaverhead is a small tail water that is the size of a spring
creek. This river has a large native population of fish over 18 inches.
Have you ever dreamed of catching a 20 inch trout or larger on a size 16
or smaller, dry or nymph? If so, come on out! The Beaverhead
is a great river for spot and stalk fishing. We access the river using
drift boats, allowing us to fish all the hot spots.
The Big Hole river is a free stone river that has five native
types of trout to taunt even the best fisherman. With fish ranging in
size from 10 inches to over 25 inches, you will be amazed at the quality
of fish you will catch. This river boasts a large population of brown,
rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout and even the occasional cutbow. The
Big Hole is the only river in the lower 48 to support a native
population of arctic grayling to add to the fun. Drift boats are
used to access this river.
If your search leads you to a trip in the mountains, we fish
mountain lakes and streams teaming with trout. These areas are
accessed by 4X4 vehicles and hiking. Both brook and cutthroat
trout are waiting for your presentation. These trips include, at no
additional cost, abundant wildlife and high mountain vistas for your
enjoyment. Bring that light action fly rod and have a ball!!!
Visit ghost towns, explore old Indian camps, discover Indian rock art,
learn the wildflowers growing in abundance and view the diverse birds
and wildlife. These are just a few of our summer activities for your
Hiking your passion? Spend a day or two hiking the
mountains, meadows and stream valleys. Enjoy the wide open vistas
along the Continental Divide Trail.
you are a photographer, artist or avid plant lover then our mountains
are your palette. With the many varieties of wildflowers available you
will never run out of subjects.
Southwest Montana is home to eagles, hawks, song birds, ducks,
Sandhill Cranes etc. What could be better than a day viewing and
listening to our fine feathered friends.
Our heritage tours will take you to old homesteads dating back to
the 1800's, ancient Indian encampments and where the young braves went
to sit in their ceremonial vision quest circles made of stone.
Southwest Montana is loaded with historic cemeteries and rustic
trapper's and miner's cabins just waiting for you to explore.