In northeast Montana you’ll find the American Prairie Reserve Huts, quaint yurts cast against the state’s majestic purple mountains. They’re right on the fruited plains of the reserve. Situated in an are where you can gaze at the Missouri River’s white cliffs. Or the scenic brutality of sandstone coulees.
The American Prairie Reserve, a non-profit organization who believes in the beauty Montana has to offer and is actively pursuing to make these landscapes more accessible, has stitched together over three million contiguous acres of the Great Plains and built huts as way to provide shelter to guests and recreationists when they’re winding down from a day’s worth of exploration.
The organization’s network of shelters currently consists of two circular tents: the John and Margaret Craighead Hut, located off the banks of the Judith River, which are close to fishing or kayaking spots; and the Founders Hut, which overlooks the Missouri River valley and is closer to hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing spots. Both have 30-foot yurts that can accommodate up to nine travelers, and includes a full kitchen, a dining area, and even a library. Solar panels are their primary energy source. They also have features like climate control, insulation for year-round use, and separate bathroom facilities.
More huts will be added overtime as the American Prairie Reserve secures more financing from fundraising efforts. Eventually, they want to form a complete system with sites that are a day’s travel apart. That should certainly be excellent for travelers planning to hike through northeast Montana.BOOK HERE