Looking west with Bear Mountain in the background. The furthest building is the current ranger station with the original ranger station in front of you behind the current ranger station.
The Belly River Ranger Station is one of the oldest continually manned ranger stations in Glacier. When it was established in 1912, access to it and most other ranger stations at the time followed rough trails or “corduroy roads.” Eventually, dependable routes gave the stations an easier approach, except at Belly River. A road was never constructed up the Belly River valley and the station remains accessible only by horseback or hiking.