Year of 2017

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana

Perhaps this photo acts as a metaphor for day two of New Year’s resolutions. Come on, it’s not that tough! But we’ll stick with the facts. The Cabinet Mountains are part of the Rockies, straddling the state line between northern Idaho and Montana. The protected wilderness—all 94,272 acres of it—lies within Montana’s borders.

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, created by an act of Congress in 1964, is located in the U.S. state of Montana. Protecting the wildest portions of the Cabinet Mountains and an integral part of Kootenai National Forest and Kaniksu National Forest, the wilderness had enjoyed more limited protection since 1935 as a Primitive Area.
Established: 1964
Managed by: United States Forest Service