Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area

The Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area is a non-motorized recreation area located on the west side of the Missouri River and Holter Lake, 30 miles north of Helena, Montana. The rock formation is a well-known landmark, readily visible from Helena. This natural and scenic area provides evergreen forests, sedimentary rock ledges and about 12 miles of shoreline. There is about seven miles of ridge line hiking routes offering spectacular panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. About 40 primitive campsites are available along the Holter Lake shoreline. The sites are easily accessible by boat. Wildlife in the area includes mountain goat, elk, big horn sheep, deer, osprey, bald eagles and waterfowl. A portion of the Sleeping Giant Area is also part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Several deteriorating structures near the river evoke the lifestyles of early settlers. The Bureau of Land Management advises against taking pets into this area.

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Snow Hop Presents: Acoustic Roll
Helena, MT
Jan 24 - Dec 19
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Helena, MT
Jan 25 - Feb 23
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Helena, MT
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Beyond the Brickyard Exhibition
Helena, MT
Feb 2 - Feb 23
Acrylic Workshop with Gordon Zuelke
Helena, MT
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Acrylic Workshop with Gordon Zuelke
Helena, MT
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Night to Shine
Helena, MT
Feb 19
Snow Hop Presents: Regan Clancy
Helena, MT
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Helena, MT
Feb 28 - Oct 10
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Wolf Creek - 5 miles away
Wolf Creek - 5 miles away
Craig - 8 miles away
Wolf Creek - 9 miles away
Craig - 10 miles away
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