Wildlife Viewing/Photography | Fishing
Hunting | Hiking
Thereapeutic Massage of Cooke City
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Cooke City Snowmobiling is an experience of a lifetime. It
brings snowmobilers back year after year. Cooke City and the
surrounding area lies in a premium snow belt at elevations
between 7,000 ft and 10,000 ft. During 99% of the snowmobiling
season you can count on Cooke City getting “The Snow”.
With the reputation of the “Black Diamond” of
snowmobiling you won’t be disappointed! The extreme
snowmobiler can find every challenge - from high marking to
sensational boon docking. The scenery is priceless no matter
which trail you take to the back country. There is nothing
that will take your breath away (besides the altitude) like
the white laced mountains of snow, and Montana evergreens
against the blue Montana sky. SnoWest Magazine (the authority
for western snowmobiling) rated Cooke City #1 Overall in 2004.
Cooke City rated #1 in 2005 for Off-Trail & Scenery riding.
City, Montana snowmobiling starts with 60 miles of groomed
trails maintained by the local snowmobile club. Visit their
wesite at email@example.com
to get updated information on grooming and snow measurements.
Trails to the Gallatin National & Custer National Forests
in Montana aren’t the only places to ride. Easy access
on groomed Hwy 212 will take you East of Cooke City to connect
with a trail that will take you to more spectacular riding
in Wyoming- The Beartooth Mountains for even a larger area
of meadows, hills and ultimate scenery. The Beartooths are
often referred to as the Top of the World and at elevations
up to 11,000 feet you will respect the view. It might seem
like you are the only soul on the mountain but at the Top
of the World Resort you can still find drinks, food, gas,
parts, supplies and good old western hospitality.
stay at Big Moose Resort for your Montana snowmobiling experience?
Moose Resort is family owned & operated. We are a
small business and we plan to stay that way! You will
speak to Todd, Bev or Chelsie - we are the owners, housekeepers,
maintenance guy, groomer, shovelers, etc. We do it all!!
Except cooking - some of our guests invite us to their
kitchenette cabins and
we get to eat their cooking!!
are a snowmobiling family and have ridden in the area
for 30 years! We know the talk and walk the walk!
over snow only to the Big Moose; park your sled at your
door, and have easy access to all trails right from your
quiet out here-we are 3 miles East of town...
take pride in making sure you know all there is to know
about the area, including trail maps, suggest places to
ride for your riding desires! Sometimes we even ride with
you - well Todd & Chelsie mostly because mom is back
at the inn!
course we expect you to share your snowmobiling photos
and stories when you get back in every evening—our
door is always open!
provide avalanche reports, encourage avalanche awareness,
and we rent or sell you avalanche equipment so you end
up at home, safe and sound with nothing but bragging photos.
As more folks are educated our avalanche accidents have
been rare over the last couple of years! There are plenty
of places to ride and have fun without being in an avalanche
danger area. Don’t be scared!!
are some snowmobile web sites with great information:
- SnoWest- The authority for western snowmobiling
- Montana's snowmobile clubs & news
- Mtavalanche- Avalanche advisory & conditions
The Cooke City area offers spectacular back country for the winter extremist. The National Forests and Wilderness are abundant with deep virgin powder. Professional boarders utilize this phenominal country for photography, films and the ultimate challenge. All levels of skiing and snowshoeing for the novice or beginner.
Viewing & Wildlife Photography
Moose Resort is the place to begin your wildlife viewing adventure!
Located just 7 miles from the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone
National Park your just minutes away from the premier wildlife
viewing & photography opportunities available in “Lamar
Valley”... Our guest are up at the crack of dawn and
most stay out until dark before retuning to their cabins at
the Big Moose. Timing can be everything when you’re waiting
for the opportunity to see a wolf, a grizzly or black bear,
moose, elk, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep or a bald eagle.
Wildlife sightings aren't limited to Yellowstone National
Park! It is not unusual for guest to see wildlife in the Cooke City Area or within a few
hundred feet of their cabins. Sometimes wildlife wanders onto
the property here at Big Moose Resort, and you can take a
photo right here! We always try not to disturb guests but
we've been known to knock on cabin doors to make sure guests
get to see a moose, bear or buffalo on the
Big Moose property! This is Grizzly Bear Country!
All-American Road will take you over the majestic Beartooth
Mountains and into Red Lodge, Montana. The drive provides
access to some of the most rugged and pristine wildlife watching
areas in America. Another scenic drive through Crandall & Sunlight Basin via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway may also
provide wildlife viewing opportunities. Frequently, on trips
to Cody, Wyoming, we see a bear!
Our area has unlimited access to lakes, rivers
and streams, both in Yellowstone National Park, and the Gallatin,
Custer and Shoshone National Forests surrounding Big Moose.
Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley is just 20 short minutes
Big Moose Resort and offers fantastic fishing in Slough Creek,
Soda Butte, Pebble Creek, Hell Roaring, Lamar River, and Yellowstone
headwaters of the Clarks Fork River run within a few hundred
yards of Big Moose and offer spectacular trout fishing.
Beartooth Mountain Ranges offer upwards of a thousand freshwater
lakes, streams and rivers stocked with trout of all variety.
to the Sunlight Basin Rivers via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
(Hwy 296) and fish in some of the most spectacular mountain
waters in America. The scenery makes the fishing an unforgettable
Local outfitters are available for drop camps. The experience of a pack trip using horses to back all your gear to the back country is awesome!
come wet a line and use Big Moose Resort as your base camp
to experience it all!!
For state fishing rules/regulations & license information:
Game & Fish Department
& Game Department
Big Moose Resort provides access to top hunting areas in both
Montana and Wyoming. Make Big Moose your "base camp".
For hunting rules/regulations & license information:
& Fish Department
& Game Department
Contact any of these fantastic outfitters and they can set
you up for the hunt of a lifetime!
The K Bar Z Guest
Hiking & Backpacking
Big Moose Resort is centrally located for hiking in the Absaroka-Beartooth
Wilderness, and the Gallatin, Custer and Shoshone National
Forests, and provides easy access to Yellowstone National
Park for the ultimate back country trek. Whether it’s
a day hike or week long adventure, Big Moose is at the heart
of hiking country. We once had a hiker who stayed in the in
the mountains for 2 months-WOW! With easy access to trail
heads via Hwy 212, the Beartooth All-American Road, or Hwy
296, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, it is only a scenic drive
or short walk to begin a hike. Big Moose Resort is walking
distance from the Clarks Fork Trail Head! Back country hiking
takes you to pristine lakes, streams, waterfalls, meadows
& valleys. You may encounter some fantastic wildlife so
don't forget the camera! Guidance as well as supplies &
equipment can be obtained in Cooke City for your unforgettable
Montana hiking experience.