Southwest Montana Itineraries and Day Trips
Around every bend, over every hill, awaits another beautiful view when you’re driving through Southwest Montana. Here are a few favorite routes and some things to do and see along the way. Be sure to have your camera handy and allow plenty of time for, “Pull over, I’ve got to get a picture of that!”
Other Southwest Montana Itineraries and Day Trips
Distance: Approx. 115 miles
Highlights: Copper King Mansion, World Museum of Mining, Thompson Park, Warm Springs Wildlife Management Area, Old Prison Museum Complex, Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Garnet Ghost Town
Distance: Approx. 205 miles
Highlights: Dillon, Bannack State Park, Jackson Hot Springs, Big Hole Battlefield National Historic Site, Wisdom, Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Highway, Philipsburg.
Distance: Approx. 85 miles
Highlights: Canyon Ferry Lake, Missouri River, Helena, Townsend, Big Belt Mountains, Elkhorn Mountains, Broadwater Historical Museum, St. Joseph's Canton Church, York, Hauser Lake, Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine, Gates of the Mountains.
Distance: Approx. 415 miles
Highlights: Montana’s Museum, Old Prison Museum Complex, Bannack, Virginia City, Montana Zipline Adventures, Elkhorn State Park, Tizer Gardens
Distance: Approx. 183 miles
Highlights: Anaconda, McDonald Pass, Helena, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Montana City, Tizer Botanical Gardens, Boulder Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs.
Distance: Approx. 130 miles
Highlights: Marysville, Sculpture in the Wild, Blackfoot River, Lincoln, Ovando, Scapegoat Wilderness, MacDonald Pass Recreation Area, Helena
Distance: Approx. 160 miles
Highlights: Townsend, Helena (the capital of Montana), Flesher Pass, Lincoln, Ovando, Browns and Upsata lakes.
Distance: Approx. 270 miles
Highlights: Norris Hot Springs, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Boulder Hot Springs, Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, Helena, Gates of the Mountains, Augusta.
Distance: Approx. 72 miles
Highlights: Hebgen Lake, Madison Canyon Earthquake Lake Visitor's Center, Madison River, Madison Canyon, Cameron, Ennis.
Distance: Approx. 120 miles
Highlights: Old Works Golf Course, Montana Zipline Adventures, Georgetown Lake, Philipsburg, Gem Mining, Sweet Palace, Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Old Prison Museum Complex