Beartooth Plateau Outfitters, INC, MT

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Cooke City, Montana

Beartooth Plateau Outfitters, INC, MT


Beartooth Plateau Outfitters was founded by Ronnie L. Wright 33 years ago and has been an Orvis-Endorsed operation for the past 26 years continuously. We specialize in full-service horseback, fly fishing, pack trips into the million acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the backcountry of Yellowstone Park.

Date Range

Our season runs from July 1 to Sept. 7.

What is Provided to Customer

Beartooth Plateau Outfitters provides the horses and tack, tents, cots, camp equipment, all the meals while at the camp, a cook, guides/wranglers, etc.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Beartooth Plateau Outfitters offers backcountry horseback pack trips into the million-acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and Yellowstone Park. The elevation of our Elk Park base camp, which is located in the Beartooths, is around 8,000 ft. There are literally hundreds of pristine, high alpine lakes and streams in the Beartooths. We will be fishing from 8,000 ft. up to 10,000 ft. This remote area is only accessible by horse or on foot.

Typical Weather by Season

Our season runs from July 1 through Sept. 7. The days are long and temperatures can range from 40 degrees F at night to 80 degrees F during the day. Rain showers can occur at anytime.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Our typical pack trip is a 5-day (4-night) trip. We also offer 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day pack trips. It is about a 2-hour horseback ride from the trailhead to our base camp. Each morning, after a hearty breakfast, we pack a lunch and take a day ride to different fishing waters.


Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

We have a comfortable wilderness base camp equipped with wall tents and cots for our guest to sleep on. Wholesome meals are cooked over a campfire.


Species You Fish for by Season

Cutthroat, rainbow, cuttbow, brook, and golden trout, along with arctic grayling.


What Should Customers Bring?

Fishing Gear:
Bring a 4-piece, 5- or 6-wt.rod in protective hard case, fishing vest, reel, tackle, lightweight waders, and a net (optional).

Please pack everything in two 12” x 28" soft duffle bags. Due to regulations governing the amount of horses we can use on our pack trips, and our use of low-impact camping techniques to protect the environment, each client's personal/fishing gear combined weight is limited to 35 lbs. total.

Personal Items:
Warm sleeping bag and pad, small flashlight/extra batteries, toilet articles, lip balm/sunscreen, ear plugs (snoring protection), camera, boots with heel for riding, warm coat/gloves, extra socks and underwear, 1 or 2 changes of clothes (long-sleeved shirts and denim jeans are best), cap or hat, towel and wash cloth, personal wipes, medication (if needed), water bottle, binoculars (optional), camp shoes (tennis shoes), rain gear (riding slicker).


Beartooth Plateau Outfitters, LLC
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition
James and Jeremy Hays
302 East Main Street
Cooke City, MT 59020

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