Square Butte Wilderness Study Area

  • Mailing Address
  • 920 NE Main Street
  • Lewistown, MT 59457
  • Contact Information
  • Phone: 406-538-1900

Square Butte has been designated a Wilderness Study Area. The flat topped butte juts 2,400 feet above the surrounding plains. With its soaring buttresses, spires, and pinnacles it is a compelling and imposing site. Scenic Square Butte has exceptional wildlife values with a herd of mountain goats that can be seen consistently on top. The butte's steep cliffs provide outstanding nesting habitat for raptors.

Area Activities

  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Services And Amenities

  • Trail

Driving Directions

Take Montana Highway 80 to the town of Square Butte, then drive west on a county road for 2.5 miles, following the signs to Square Butte Natural Area. Access to the butte is through the headquarters of a private ranch. Private landowner must be contacted to receive permission to cross their land to access the BLM land. Park at the base of the butte and then hike about 1 mile to reach the top.

Season / Hours Of Operation

  • Season
  • All Year

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