At the Rocky Mountain Ranger Station in Choteau, check grizzly bear reports, road and trail conditions, and closures. Buy Forest Service Travel Map, topo maps, for hiking, here or locally.
Routes across grasslands with curlews, then move into rugged canyons, more open on Augusta loop than Choteau‘s. The Front, a wilderness gateway, supports game populations including the nation’s largest herd of bighorn sheep. Birds thrive as well. Best viewing depends on elevation, mid-May to mid-July at lowest, early June to mid-August at highest elevation. No fees.