Helena National Forest

Helena National Forest is located in west central Montana and surrounds the capital city of Helena. The forest contains 976,000 acres and is one of 10 national forests in the state. The Forest has a wide diversity of land types, ranging from sagebrush-type low elevation rang elands to peaks rising over 9,400 feet. The Forest is roughly divided into two portions. The westerly portion, with the Continental Divide forming the backbone, extends from the south edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness to just east of the town of Deer Lodge. The easterly portion, lying in the Big Belt mountain range, extends from the south edge of the State of Montana Beartooth Game Range, and runs to just east of Townsend. This Forest contains the Gates of the Mountain Wilderness Area and a portion of the Scapegoat Wilderness Area.Big-game species found in the area include bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mule and whitetail deer and Rocky Mountain goat. Along the trails, naturalists and photographers can see a variety of songbirds, hawks, eagles and owls. In shaded groves, along quiet pools and out on the windswept range, gophers, chipmunks, beaver, porcupine, woodchucks, rabbits, squirrels and other animals can be watched and photographed.

Events in Helena
First Friday
Helena, MT
Jan 6 - Dec 1
Tango class and social dance
Helena, MT
Aug 18 - Oct 21
Music at On Broadway
Helena, MT
Oct 4 - Oct 26
Music at On Broadway
Helena, MT
Oct 4 - Oct 26
Big Daddy Weave Concert
Helena, MT
Oct 20
“This Is Helena”
Helena, MT
Oct 20 - Dec 7
Music at On Broadway
Helena, MT
Nov 1 - Nov 30
Music at On Broadway
Helena, MT
Nov 1 - Nov 30
Villalobos Brothers
Helena, MT
Nov 2
Last Chance New Play Fest
Helena, MT
Nov 3 - Nov 12
Christmas Gift Shows
Helena, MT
Nov 4 - Nov 11
Three Redneck Tenors
Helena, MT
Nov 8
Ranky Tanky
Helena, MT
Nov 9
Holotropic Breathwork Workshop
Helena, MT
Nov 10 - Nov 11
  • Address:
  • 2880 Skyway Drive
  • Helena, MT 59602
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  • 2880 Skyway Drive
  • Helena, MT 59602
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