If you’ve ever been to Montana’s southwestern corner, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Rocky Mountain Eastern Front. However, how do you actually visit? You’ll need to be guided by a guide – or at least, get a great idea of what to expect. Here are the top things to do in the Front. You’ll also want to visit the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, which spans 1.5 million acres over four National Forests. The eastern half of this wilderness features numerous “refs,” which are east-facing limestone escarpments. They were probably formed by ancient coral reefs. They’re also the locations of the Bob Marshall Chinese Wall and other rock faces.
The Rockies’ eastern front is mostly uninhabited and sparsely populated. It’s also home to a huge paleontological mystery. While scientists found many dinosaur fossils in this far-eastern portion of the state, they found no nests. But they did find fossilized dinosaur eggs on the Front. These were 65 million years old, and a great find! These fossils helped scientists better understand the evolution of dinosaurs and the landscape around them.
The region also offers a plethora of wildlife. Its grizzly bears, for example, still roam the plains in spring. Bison, meanwhile, have been absent in the area since Yellowstone was created. Migrating waterfowl have found refuge here. Various species of plants and animals live in the diverse landscapes found in this region. These are just a few of the highlights of this region.
The proposed conservation management area on the Front would protect 195,000 acres of federal and state lands. The area also includes over 13,000 acres of federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The bill would also designate an additional 13,000 acres of public land for the Conservation Management Area. The Front contains numerous untouched cultural and scenic resources. There is no place on Earth like the Rocky Mountain Front. A new wilderness is a great place to experience a Montana wildlife spectacle.
The region’s scenic, historic, and fish and wildlife values would be preserved and enhanced by the conservation management area. Several of these values would be preserved through the creation of a Conservation Management Area, and the use of motorized vehicles would remain limited to administrative purposes. The Bill would also allow the construction of temporary roads and to manage vegetation. The area’s grasslands would remain open for livestock grazing. However, the Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Area would be managed in a way that protects the wildlife and enhances the ecological value of the region.
While the Rocky Mountain Eastern Front may seem remote, the area is relatively accessible and has very little traffic. Accessing this area is through a wilderess corridor, which has become a popular hiking route. It is possible to get to the summit and back without a long trek. You’ll also find that the scenery is beautiful. The Rocky Mountain National Park is located within an easy drive of most towns. So, whether you’re a hiker, mountain biker, or just looking for some fresh air, you’ll find it here.