At over 9k’, Beartooth Campground sits at the “Top of the World”. Beartooth Pass is a stone’s throw away. With trailheads from the campsite shooting up to high mountain ponds and beyond, and the 1,000,000 acre Absoroka Wilderness just to the north, it was the perfect willow-bound and solitary setup for some awesome fishing and hiking opportunities.
Campsite 19, at the end of the campground, and arrived at only after jimmying the rig around an illegally -parked camper. We’d already been turned away from a packed Island Lake, so got super lucky with this, the last site at Beartooth. With a swiftwater slough just outside the door and fluttery aspens overhead, it was idyllic for crisp morning yoga and campfire-cooked steaks.