The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is a landmark wilderness in the United States. The area, first protected in 1940 and designated as wilderness in 1964, was named in tribute to Bob Marshall, an environmentalist who spearheaded the crusade to protect natural wild areas in the US during the 1930's and called this area of Montana home. Situated along the continental divide in the northwest corner of Montana, the 950,000 acre complex boasts over 1800 miles of maintained trails and is, point in fact, three distinct wilderness areas that share common borders.
The Great Bear Wilderness covers the northernmost region of the 'Bob', the Bob Marshall wilderness covers the central region and the Scapegoat wilderness covers the south. The Bob Marshall Complex's lush forests, pristine lakes and rivers, sweeping vistas and impressive peaks translate into great hiking, backpacking, river running, horse packing and fishing, making this area an excellent area for visitors to spend some quality leisure time.