Helena Hikes

Mount Helena | Southwest Montana

Take a look at a map of Helena. It’s a small city surrounded by green. That green means public land, and public land means hiking. The mountains around Helena are absolutely full of extraordinary hiking opportunities. In fact, there’s something like 70+ miles of hiking options within walking distance of downtown. There are a whole … Read more

Lewis and Clark Caverns

Of all Montana’s wonderful state parks, Lewis and Clark Caverns is probably the most memorable. Situated in the winding and scenic Jefferson River Canyon between Whitehall and Three Forks, the park offers 3,015 acres of hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching, camping, and fishing. But as you may have guessed from the name, it’s not … 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

Heading for Lost

Maybe it is just the name, but I have always felt like Lost Creek State Park, north of Anaconda, doesn’t get enough notice. The state park stretches for 502 acres along Lost Creek. Like much of Southwest Montana, the area sits on a limestone formation. The creek courses through a deep canyon beneath towering limestone … Read more