Each of Southwest Montana’s communities provides unparalleled access to the outdoors, that is just the nature of the Treasure State I suppose. Wherever you go in Southwest Montana, you will find hiking trails, campgrounds, water recreation, areas to explore on ATV or Snowmobile, ski hills, nordic ski areas, horseback friendly terrain, and glimpses to the past. Around Helena, you will always find people taking advantage of Mount Helena City Park. There are countless trails that cover the mountain offering superb hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Mountain biking is one of the most popular activities in Helena, and the community offers a Trail Rider shuttle. Gates of the Mountains is located just 15 miles north of town and gives visitors a chance to follow the Lewis & Clark Trail. You can either explore the area in personal watercraft, hiking, or take a scheduled boat tour. Or maybe a day on the lake is just what you need, and Canyon Ferry Reservoir may suit your fancy. Whatever you choose to do, we promise you won’t regret a day out under Montana’s big sky.