Anaconda’s State Parks

In the Anaconda area, there are three state parks that should draw your eye: Anaconda Smoke Stack The Anaconda Smoke Stack dominates the valley between Butte and Deer Lodge. At 585 feet tall the Smoke Stack is one of the tallest free-standing masonry structures in the world and cuts an imposing figure against the foothills … Read more

On the Riverway: Summer Fishing in Southwest Montana

One of the beauties of writing for a Montana tourism blog is that it doesn’t need a lot of salesmanship. The state pretty much sells itself. Don’t get me wrong, I could talk all day about the extraordinary beauty of Montana’s diverse rivers, that range from hurtling boulder-strewn cascades to imperturbable meanders through wide, grassy … Read more

Meander through the Big Hole Valley

If you’re looking for an adventure in Southwest Montana, chances are you have a few criteria in mind. Remarkable scenery, history, wildlife, preferably off the beaten path, and good camping, and maybe a few interesting towns to stop in along the way. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you should start planning a trip … 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