Bozeman is an attraction all its own, but it can also be the hub of many other great places to visit, explore and enjoy in the region.
The Beartooth Mountains are located in south central Montana and are part of the 900,000-acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The mountains are just northeast of Yellowstone National Park and are part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212) travels through these mountains with the highest elevation at Beartooth Pass (10,974 ft). The mountain range is named after a rugged peak found in the range that has the appearance of a bear's tooth.
The Big Horn Mountains extend from the plains and Great Basin area of Wyoming northward into south central Montana. The Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest are an outdoor paradise filled with recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, sightseeing, photography, snowmobiling, skiing, and sledding.
The Billings area has evolved into a large town but has retained its small town feel. In Billings, business is booming, people are enjoying life and the scenery is as original as the people are. Here you will find historic attractions, museums, and opportunities for outdoor fun.
The Bitterroot Mountains are where Lewis and Clark met the severest test on their 1803 journey to the Pacific, and where Chief Joseph's Nez Percé band sought refuge on their 1877 retreat from the U.S. Army. These mountains are bordered on the north by Lolo Creek, on the south by the Salmon River, on the east by the Bitterroot River and Valley, and on the west by the Selway and Lochsa Rivers. Its highest summit is Trapper Peak, at 10,157 feet.
Black Hills South Dakota
The mountains and forests of the Black Hills include a treasury of six national parks, 101 miles of National Scenic Byways, waterfalls, watchable wildlife, acclaimed recreational trails, trout fishing, and Old West landmarks like Deadwood and Wounded Knee.
Butte is an old mining city, which not only offers countless hours of historic mining exploration but also caters to the outdoor enthusiast. If it can be done in the great outdoors, Butte, and its surrounding area can serve as your playground. Its location allows for easy access to any of your destinations in Montana.
Cody Wyoming represents the last of the true West. This is a place where the old cowboy culture thrives and where the new west begins. The vistas are spectacular, the land is wild, the people are genuinely friendly and the opportunities for outdoor adventure, recreation, education and entertainment are large and varied.
Dillon is the headquarters for the Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest. Dillon is surrounded by dozens of mountain lakes, great fishing rivers and streams, and wildlife in abundance. Dillon also forms the center of Montana's largest cattle and hay producing areas, and is one of Montana's top agricultural centers
Gates of the Mountains
Great towering walls of limestone still stand guard over the Missouri River near Helena, Montana. Bighorn sheep and mountain goats still scamper in the rocks high above the water. When Lewis and Clark first traveled this way, Meriwether Lewis noted in his journal “'In many places, the rocks seem ready to tumble on us.”' At each bend in the waterway, great stone walls seemed to block passage, only to open like gentle giant gates as the expedition drew near. In his journal, Lewis wrote: “I shall call this place: Gates of the Mountains”.
Glacier National Park
Located in northwestern Montana, Glacier National Park is where the Rocky Mountains cross the border into Canada. Glacier provides a majestic splendor meant to relax visitors and provide them with many opportunities for outdoor recreational enjoyment.
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park was established to protect the area's spectacular scenic values, as characterized by the geologic features of the Teton Range and Jackson Hole, and the native plant and animal life. The Park encompasses approximately 310,000 acres of wilderness and some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the western United States.
Great Falls Montana
In and around Great Falls MT you can bike the scenic River’s Edge Trail, picnic in a city park, stroll through vibrant flower gardens, boat or fish the Missouri River. Great Falls offers a landscape richly blessed by nature and is a community steeped in history.
The “Queen City of the Rockies” lives up to its nickname. Helena’s nineteenth century architecture is spectacular, its gold rush history is compelling, and its arts and culture reflect a richly talented community. Helena’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and recreational opportunities speak to the community’s spirit that is still the heart of the West.
Jackson Hole Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is where the Old West is still alive. Close by are the renowned attractions of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. Jackson is known for being both a winter and summer vacation destination. Come enjoy the great outdoors in this “Gem of the Rockies” in Wyoming.
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument near Crow Agency, Montana, commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles, the Battle of the Little Bighorn also known as Custer’s Last Stand. Here on June 25 and 26, 1876, two divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle.
Missoula is 3 hours south of Glacier National Park and 5 hours northwest of Yellowstone National Park. It is surrounded by national forests and a handful of wilderness areas. In short, it's not a bad place to hang out in the summer or winter.
Red Lodge Montana
Located in southwestern Montana, Red Lodge is the perfect mix of small town hospitality and larger city amenities. It is a perfect place to spend time in the great outdoors or to make a stop as you travel over the Beartooth Scenic Highway on your trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Salt Lake City Utah
Salt Lake City is Utah's capital and gateway to the state's renowned ski resorts, scenic national parks and recreational areas. Many travelers headed to Montana, fly into Salt Lake International Airport located 346 miles from Bozeman. Salt Lake is a well-known ski destination, as well as a city filled with history, popular tourist attractions and lively entertainment and nightlife.
West Yellowstone Montana
West Yellowstone is a small Montana town located in a high mountain valley, surrounded by national forests and Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone's west entrance is located right in West Yellowstone and is the closest and easiest route to Old Faithful and Yellowstone's geyser areas.