The Mountains (of Anaconda and Philipsburg) are Calling

Snowshoeing in Southwest Montana

The Seattle-ites might be freaking out about the presence of winter, but in Southwest Montana we know there’s nothing better than some fresh snow (sorry Western Washingtonians, a shameless joke at your expense). Fresh snow means more skiing, more snowmobiling, and – as long as you wear the right clothes and drive carefully – more … Read more

The Mountains of Dillon are Calling

In the heart of the expansive Beaverhead Valley, Dillon is an outdoor-er’s paradise, and not just because it is home to Montana’s only Patagonia Outlet Store. Dillon is primarily know as a hot spot for fisherpeople, but it is equally active in the winter, when the cold weather and heavy snow open up new possibilities. … Read more

Main Street Montana

Willie's Distillery | Ennis, MT

From bustling downtowns to main streets that dead-end at the foot of a mountain, Montana’s towns never disappoint. Even the smallest of towns has something, from surprising steakhouses (in a registered ghost town) to unique pottery from local clay, the Main Streets of Southwest Montana offer an eclectic array of unexpected experiences that never fail … Read more

On the Road Again | Andy Austin

Wildflowers at Georgetown Lake

When a person mentions Montana most people immediately think of picturesque landscapes, rivers that snake through valleys, and big skies. As someone who has spent the last three weeks covering over 3,500 miles just in the state of Montana alone, I can confirm that Montana is full of these things… and more. Upon reaching Southwest … Read more

What to Know about Visiting Southwest MT during Wildfire Season

Even on a good year, wildfires are an inevitable part of summers in the west, just like blizzards are inevitable in the winter. And, just like blizzards, there are a number of ways to prepare to ensure that your trip to Southwest Montana is an excellent experience, whatever the weather. Your first port of call … Read more

Mountain Biking in Southwest Montana

Biking is quickly becoming one of Southwest Montana’s most popular pastimes. Helena and Butte in particular have enthusiastically embraced mountain biking. And, it’s not hard to see why, considering that both cities are deep in the Rockies, and surrounded by National Forest and public land. Both cities host annual mountain biking endurance races, and Helena … Read more