Montana Travel Itineraries and Day Trips:
West Yellowstone to Augusta

Mileage: Approximately 270 miles.

From Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance, take Highway 287 north to Norris Hot Springs and enjoy the clean, clear hot mineral water pool. There is also live music poolside on the weekends. Continue north on Highway 287 to the spectacular caves, lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites, of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.

Head north on I-15 to spend the night at historic Boulder Hot Springs. Swim in the outdoor pool, soak in the indoor hot pools, relax in the sauna, and jump in the cold plunge at the end! After an organic, homemade breakfast, tour the dazzling Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum.

In Helena tour the Montana State Capitol, visit the Montana Historical Society, play at Exploration Works or ride the Great Northern Carousel, enjoy local brews at Blackfoot River Brewing Company or Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, ride the Last Chance Tour Train, or take in a Shakespearean play in Anchor Park.

Travel 20 miles north of Helena on I-15 for a boat tour to marvel at the natural wonders of the Gates of the Mountains, named by Meriwether Lewis in 1805.

Continue north on I-15, exiting to Highway 287 to Augusta. Enjoy the spectacular landscape and true western hospitality awaiting visitors to Augusta, with unique shops and galleries, and an array of food, drink and lodging opportunities.

Continue northward on Highway 287 to Glacier National Park.

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