Enjoy a day trip to see Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Norris Geyser Basin, Lamar Valley, Tower Fall, Lower Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. The beauty of the Grand Prismatic Spring will sweep you off your feet! Photograph wildlife as you travel through the park and learn about the seismic features of one of our country’s oldest national parks
Step back in time to the wild, Wild West and enjoy the historical flavor that Cody has to offer. Simply a treasure just south of the border! Enjoy the history of the town founded by Buffalo Bill Cody in the late 1870’s. From art festivals to western reenactments in front of the historic Irma Hotel to nightly rodeos to the gateway to the east side of Yellowstone National Park, Cody will be sure to please those looking for that western adventure.
Over 100 years of mining history in the quaint little town of Red Lodge, take the short drive and soak up the western history of Red Lodge while perusing talented and unique artists in the many galleries along Main Street. Enjoy the shopping, and dive into some of the best eateries that speak to the true Montana experience. Take in skiing, snowshoeing or cross country skiing, enjoy a hike at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains or take the family to the Home of Champions Rodeo to live out your Montana dream.
Situated at over 10,900 feet in the mountains, Cooke City is at one of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park. As you meander over the winding roads to get there, you will most likely encounter beautiful scenery and the occasional wildlife. If you are a snowmobiling enthusiast-this is the place for you!
Step back in time to the days during World War II and view what it was like for many Japanese and Japanese Americans who were interned at this facility during time of war. Acclaimed by the New York Times, indicating the Center’s interpretation as “powerfully commemorating” the “tragic consequences” of the government’s wartime imprisonment of Japanese Americans, including “the violation of principle, the loss of property, and the inability of internees to pick up their old lives, the suicides, the hatreds, [and] the lost possibilities.”
A Smithsonian collection of 5 museums and a research library under one roof, visitors can spend a full day or more exploring this region’s rich history.
Walk across the top of the Buffalo Bill Dam and look down 325 feet into the Shoshone River. Embrace the history and the culture of this museum while marveling at the beauty.
Since 1938, the Cody Nightly Rodeos (June 1-August 31) have brought together western folk and embraced the many visitors who are learning about rodeo for the first time. Hailed as the “longest running and only nightly rodeo in the world,” it’s a family event that is sure to please and provide a few hours of entertainment.
If you are a western history buff, this museum is sure to please-from gun collections to mining history and rodeo memorabilia, this piece of Montana history is sure to open your eyes to the Old West.
Hike up 1600 feet up Big Pryor Mountain, enjoying the wildlife and scenery along the way. The Pryor Mountains are ranked in the top 10 biggest views in Montana. From the top, hikers can take in the plains to the north, the Wind River Mountains to the south, the East Pryor Mountains and Bighorn Mountains and the Beartooth Mountains to the west. Cool off and enjoy the natural wonder of the Crater Ice Cave.
Walk through history and learn about Chief Plenty Coups and his plight to bridge two cultures and bring Crow culture to a settled reservation lifestyle.
The birthplace to many of the trout in the region, visitors can learn about the hatching, rearing and stocking processes.
This beautiful sanctuary takes in non-releasable wild animals and provides a safe home for them while teaching guests about conservation and wildlife education. A family experience to create memories!
Located off the Ski Run Road just before the West Fork turn off, enjoy views of the silver run elk herd on the winter range.
Nestled in between Cooke City and the Beartooth Highway, this 46 mile route is sure to please all travelers. Gaze at the natural wonder around you as you cross over the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone flowing through the deep canyons, to the deep red clay rocks as you look out over Dead Indian Summit.
On The Road correspondent, Charles Kurault, claimed the Beartooth Highway as the “most beautiful drive in America”. It connects travelers from Red Lodge to Cooke City and those traveling further west, to Yellowstone National Park. The Chief Joseph Highway connects to the Beartooth Highway. Travelers will reach as high as 10, 970 feet in elevation while taking in the extraordinary views from the switch backs to glacier lakes, snow on the plateau while winding in and out of Montana and Wyoming while possibly taking in some wildlife along the way.
Explore 44 miles of winding roads with magnificent views of the Beartooth Mountains along the Stillwater River. Stop in Fishtail or Nye to catch the day’s lunch or hike around the foothills.
Kick up some dust on the 18 mile journey through scenic Luther & Roscoe along the base of the Beartooth Mountains. Take in the views of the Absaroka Range and Crazy Mountains as you wind along side the East Boulder River. Stop in for a bite to eat the renowned Roscoe Bar.
Begin your 46 mile drive in Columbus and end in Red Lodge and visit smaller communities such as Absarokee and Roscoe in between as you take in the breathtaking views of the Beartooth Mountain along the Stillwater River.