Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation



Main Office: (406) 523-4500 / Visitor Center: 1-866-266-7750
5705 Grant Creek, Missoula, MT 59808


The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Find facts, such as the number of acres of elk habitat the RMEF has conserved or enhanced, the number of RMEF members and chapters across the country, and much more.

Elk Country Visitor Center:

Step into Elk Country at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Country Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is more than just a museum; it‚ an experience that reveals the beauty, diversity and importance of elk country across North America. Fun and interactive, their exhibits invite you to learn more about elk, elk country and the role the RMEF plays in conservation. Discover the diverse wildlife that calls elk country home, explore the role they all play in conserving habitat, and connect with the rich heritage that makes the outdoors so important to so many of us. Along the way, you’ll hear elk bugle, test your knowledge of wildlife, identify animal tracks, feel the weight of an elk antler, and enjoy wildlife conservation films. Other highlights include an impressive display of trophy elk mounts and our gift shop featuring Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation clothing and merchandise, wildlife art, calendars, and more. The Visitor Center is located at the Foundation headquarters just off of Interstate 90 at the Reserve Street exit. The Center is open year round and admission is free!

Outdoor Walking Trail/Tours:

Those wanting to stretch their legs will enjoy the beautiful, wooded nature trail that winds its way around the 22-acre RMEF property. Watch for the white-tailed deer, turkeys, bald eagles, owls, trout and other wildlife that frequent the property. Sign up for a tour now by emailing or calling 1-866-266-7750. Please include a date, time, age of group, anticipated number of people and contact information when requesting a tour. Tours are given 9:00 a.m. ‚ 4:00 p.m. Monday ‚Äì Friday.¬†¬†




January 1 – April 30
8am – 5pm (M-F)
10am – 5pm (Saturday)
Closed (Sunday)

May 1 – December 31
8am – 6pm (M-F)
9am – 6pm (Saturday)
9am – 6pm (Sunday)

Holiday Closures
Thanksgiving, Nov 22
Christmas, Dec 24-25
New Years, Dec 31-Jan 1


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