High Rye Cabin is a quaint place to stay, ideally situated for exploring the northern Fleecer Mountains. An abundance of recreational activities are available in this
The cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1919 and is located in the historic mining district of German Gulch. It was used as an administrative
site until the 1940s, when it was opened to the public.
The cabin can be accessed by vehicle; however, during the fall, alternative resources may be required to reach the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel
arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Fishing and big game hunting are popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the area. Nearby mountain creeks and streams provide opportunities for bait and fly fishing.
Proper licensing is required to fish or hunt in Montana.
There is a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that are easily accessed from the cabin into the surrounding forest. Off-road
vehicles and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads.
The 2-room cabin is equipped with bunk beds that can sleep up to 4 people. A table with chairs and a wood stove are also provided. Cooking can be done on the flat
stovetop. Basic cooking and eating utensils are provided, as well as minimal cleaning equipment.
Firewood is sometimes available, but it is not guaranteed. An axe is provided. An outhouse with a vault toilet is located outside the cabin. A corral is available for
horses. Weed-free certified hay is required.
Electricity and potable water are not available at the cabin. Guests will need to bring their own water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. Water can also be taken from
the nearby creek, but it must be treated prior to using for drinking or cooking.
Guests should bring bedding, pillows, lanterns or flashlights, matches, food, soap, towels and other necessities. Guests are required to take out all
garbage and must bring their own garbage bags. The cabin must also be cleaned prior to leaving.
Please remember that High Rye Cabin is considered a recreational area and shooting is not permitted around the cabin.
The cabin is situated in an evergreen forest in the northern Fleecer Mountains. This area features wildlife-rich highlands and wetlands. Alpine creeks and streams
offer ideal habitat for a variety of fish.
The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bear, coyotes, wolves, and a variety of birds and small mammals
(learn more about bear safety). The Fleecers provide a year-round range for elk
and deer, and large populations winter on the nearby Fleecer Mountain or on sagebrush slopes in the southeast portion of the landscape.From Butte, travel west on Interstate 90 for about 12 miles, to exit 211. Continue about 3 miles south on Highway 441. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 82 and travel 4 miles south to the cabin.
Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte Ranger District.406-494-2147N