As the gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Big Timber, Montana is a small mountain town ready to impress you with its stunning mountain views, outdoor recreation opportunities, and Old West character. Located just 60 miles east of Bozeman and 80 miles west of Billings, Big Timber is easily accessible off I-90 and highway 191.
Big Timber MT and the remainder of Sweet Grass County is really where the plains and the Rocky Mountains meet. Big Timber is surrounded on three sides by the Crazy Mountains and the Absaroka Beartooths, and the prairies lie to the east.
Big Timber is the gateway to the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness and contains breath-taking scenery. The Yellowstone River, Boulder River, and the many smaller streams in the area provide some of the best fishing, camping, and outdoor recreational opportunities in Montana.
Located just 60 miles east of Bozeman and 80 miles west of Billings, Big Timber Montana is easily accessible off I-90 and highway 191.
Lodging and Services
Big Timber has several Bed and Breakfasts, hotels and motels. Some of these establishments have been in business since the late 1800’s and still provide excellent accommodations and service.
The town also has everything to eat from fast food at drive inns, to hometown cooking at local cafes, to fine dining. And don’t forget a trip to Big Timber's old-fashion soda fountain.
Downtown Big Timber offers shops peddling everything Montana made gifts, groceries, clothing, and hardware.
There are many choices of activities in the Big Timber area. You can enjoy rafting, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and golfing. Interesting regional activities and evens include cutting horse competitions, a sheep drive and local rodeos.
Don't miss the breathtaking beauty of Natural Bridge State Park or the novelty of Prairie Dog Town State Park. Yellowstone National Park is only a few hours away. And there is a great water slide right in town.
To get from Big Timber, MT to Bozeman, head out west on US Route 191/I 90. Travel for about an hour or a distance of 60 miles and you will be in Bozeman.