Ninemile Remount Depot


Head west for a firefighter's trip back in time. From the early 1930s to 1953 -- the years of smokejumping's infancy -- Ninemile Remount Depot was the Northwest firefighting headquarters. Instead of airplanes, pack animals such as mules were used to haul men and gear into the back country. Take an historic journey through the northern Rocky Mountains in forest firefighting's early days at the visitor center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ninemile Remount Depot looks much like it did in the 1930s and 1940s. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. The station shelters more than 200 horses and mules during the winters; the animals are still used in the Forest Service's firefighting efforts. Admission is free, and self-guided tours are offered.


20325 Remount Road
Huson, MT 59846


47.06565600, -114.39833800
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(406) 626-5201

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