Minton Peak Lookout

Minton Peak Lookout

The Minton Peak Lookout location is in Trout Creek, Montana
59874. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Minton Peak Lookout facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

2693 Mt Hwy 200

Trout Creek

Phone number


Campground information Trout Creek, Montana


Minton Peak Lookout is situated in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,351 feet in the Kootenai National Forest. The original lookout was constructed in 1932, replaced in 1968, and completely rebuilt in 2011. The mountain was named after Col. David Minton, an Ohio cavalryman who homesteaded (and is buried) near the mouth of Minton Creek. The lookout is typically open from late June through mid-October and is accessible by car. This rustic retreat offers a few amenities, but guests should pack in most of their own supplies and gear.


Mountain roads and scenic trails provide access to explore the area.


The 14×14 foot cabin sits on a five foot tower. The lookout has windows on all sides and is encircled by a catwalk. The cabin sleeps four people and is equipped with two twin size beds with mattresses. Other amenities include a table and chairs, wood stove for heat, two-burner cooktop (propane not provided), broom and dustpan. Firewood is provided. An outhouse with a vault toilet and a campfire ring are located outside. The lookout does not have electricity or water. Guests should bring enough water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Items such as cooking gear, bedding, lanterns, matches, extra toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap and towels are not available.

Natural Features

The lookout sits five feet off the ground and is surrounded by an evergreen forest. It offers panoramic views of the Clark Fork Valley, the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Cabinet Range to the east. This is an ideal vantage point to enjoy sunrises and sunsets and gaze out at starry skies on clear nights.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2693 Mt Hwy 200 Trout Creek, MT

How do I make a reservation with Minton Peak Lookout?

To make reservations at Minton Peak Lookout, you can call the office at 406-827-3533.

Where is Minton Peak Lookout located?

The Minton Peak Lookout is located at 2693 Mt Hwy 200 in Trout Creek,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Minton Peak Lookout have tent or RV camping?

Minton Peak Lookout offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 406-827-3533 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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