Connecting and Lodging Info

Connecting and Lodging: It is your responsibility to get to the motel, and there is air service/public transportation to all meeting places. We will meet the night before the trip at 6 PM in the lobby of one of the following motels, at which time we will hand out trip food and equipment, and conduct a brief safety meeting. We’ll set a pick-up time and leave for the trailhead early the next morning. We recommend the motels listed below for accommodations while in town. Note: It is your responsibility to secure your pre-trip and post-trip motel reservations; we do not do that for you!

Arctic TrekkersPlease inform the management that you are a Big Wild Client (some motels give client discounts). It is your responsibility to secure motel accommodations. These motels provide storage space for personal items while you explore the wilds and will help you find alternate accommodations if they are full. They’ll also allow you to park a personal or rental vehicle while you are in the wilds.

  • Bozeman, Montana: Comfort Inn, 1370 N. Seventh Avenue, Bozeman, MT, phone (406) 587-2322. aash@comfortinn.com. Air service to Bozeman; call motel in advance for airport shuttle.
  • Gardiner, Montana: Comfort Inn, Route 89 Gardiner MT, phone (406) 848-7536; gm.mt411@choicehotels.com. Mention that you are a Big Wild client for a 10% discount. Air service to Bozeman; rent vehicle for drive to Gardiner. Major rental companies available. Or, Journey Rent-A-Car is economical and will give Big Wild Clients a 10% discount if you book by phone at 406-551-2277. Amazing Taxi from airport to Gardiner at 406-223-5344 is another option, though more expensive.
  • Missoula, Montana: Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 South Pattee Street, Missoula MT 59802; phone 406-721-8550. Mention Big Wild Adventures for the reduced “Outfitter Rate”. Fly to Missoula & call motel for airport shuttle.
  • Jackson, Wyoming: Antler Motel, 43 W. Pearl Street, Jackson WY; phone (307) 733-2535 or (800) 522-2406. townsquareinns.com. Air service to Jackson, ground transport from airport to motel is available upon arrival. The owners of the Antler also own 3 other nearby motels, so if the Antler is full they may place you in one of their other Inns.
  • Cedar City, Utah: Stratford Court Hotel, 18 S. Main, Cedar City, UT 84720, phone (435) 586-2433.  Air service to Cedar City, call motel in advance for transport from airport to motel. The El Rey Inn and Suites is next door and owned by the same people.
  • Tucson, Arizona: Airport La Quinta Inn, 7001 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85706, (520) 573-3333 or (800) 753-3757. Fly to Tucson, call motel for short shuttle.
  • Great Falls, Montana: O’Haire Motor Inn, Seventh St. and First Ave. South, Great Falls, MT, (800) 332-9819.omi@mcn.net. Air service to Great Falls, call motel for airport shuttle.
  • Fairbanks, Alaska: Fairbanks Super 8, 1909 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK; (907) 451-8888. Air service to Fairbanks, call motel for airport shuttle.
  • Moab, Utah: Moab Valley Inn, 711 South Main, Moab, UT 84532, 800-831-6622 or 435-259-4419. For airport shuttle call either Nomad Cab 435-260-9986 or Coyote Shuttle 435-259-8656.

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Livingston, MT 59047
406-823-0337

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