Cycling Southwest Montana offers scenic solitude

With right at a million residents under the Big Sky of Montana, there are many wide-open spaces and roadways guaranteed to tickle the fancy of any skinny-tire zealot. Road Read More >>

Get away on a budget to Southwest Montana

In these lean economic times, trips to our National Parks are on the rise for their affordability and beauty.  Southwest Montana’s proximity to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Park Read More >>

Virginia City: Ghost town echoes the heyday of historic gold strike

The six men had been traveling on foot for weeks, escaping encounters with hostile Indians and ultimately just trying to get back to where they started. But when they Read More >>

Just outside Yellowstone, Ennis is a hub of rich history and epic fishing

Every year, more than 3 million people visit Yellowstone National Park to gaze upon its postcard-perfect vistas, cast flies to native cutthroat trout and feel the pulse of nature. Read More >>

Bike. Beer. Repeat.

From up on many a ridgeline in Southwest Montana, you can look down on human and geological history, you can look down toward culture … or shopping to restaurants Read More >>

State Parks to rival the National Parks

Southwest Montana’s equidistant proximity to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks gives visitors an opportunity to experience some of North America’s most famed natural vistas, from the heat of Read More >>

Lesser-known rivers offer first-rate fishing

Every year, trout hunters from around the world flock to Southwest Montana to fish the region’s celebrated waters. The June salmonfly hatch on Rock Creek and the Big Hole Read More >>

The black sands of the Copper King lure golfers to Montana

It is known as one of the finest municipal golf courses in North America. But even to nongolfers, it’s easy to see that the Old Works Golf Course in Read More >>

316 Reasons Why Southwest Montana is a Birder’s Paradise

When Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939, the trumpeter swan was almost extinct. Today, North America’s heaviest bird is thriving; but there’s still no better Read More >>

Montana’s Tobacco Root Mountains offer unforgettable backpacking adventure

An iconic Montana adventure weekend centers on Pony, Montana and the wild Tobacco Root Mountains in Southwest Montana. Many backcountry weekend-length trips beckon in the rugged, multi-use Tobacco Roots Read More >>

Take a dip in southwestern Montana’s natural hot springs

Natural hot springs abound in Southwest Montana, tucked conveniently between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. What better way to end a trip to Yellowstone’s geothermal geysers or Glacier’s famed Read More >>

Tour Montana’s original Governor’s Mansion and step into Montana’s Old West

The capital city of Helena in Southwest Montana is home to a wealth of historic and cultural gems from the community’s rough-and-tumble gold mining past. One residence, in particular, Read More >>

Iconic America: Southwestern Montana’s small towns

Nobody ever confused Montana with New York City. The entire state’s population is a small fraction of the Big Apple’s. But spend a little time in one of Southwest Read More >>

Autumn & winter attractions: Subterranean spectacle, colorful culture, haunted history

The region of Southwest Montana (formerly called Gold West Country) is a large swath of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and hearty communities halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.  Read More >>

Winter adventure abounds in Southwest Montana

Winter in Southwest Montana boasts the best the Rocky Mountain West has to offer. Skiiers will find plentiful powder and diverse terrain at the area’s three resorts; snowmobilers thrill Read More >>

Mountain town transforms itself from dying mining community to the gem of SW Montana

Meet Philipsburg, Montana (Population: 810) Tucked in the Flint Creek Valley next to the Pintler Mountains in Southwest Montana lies Philipsburg established in 1867 by silver miners. The town’s Read More >>

Dream trip: The Ranch at Rock Creek

World-renowned fly fishing. Epic mountain biking. Haute dining, haunted ghost towns, old-west culture and top-shelf amenities: Yes, you can find it all in one place at Montana’s Ranch at Read More >>



Saturday, July 16, 2016 The Helena Symphony and Carroll College present Symphony Under the Stars as a gift to Helena and her guests. This year’s concert marks the 13th Read More >>

The Wild West rises from the dead each Halloween in Southwest Montana

Southwest Montana is chock-full of historical and often spooky locations and notorious characters that give its mountains, rivers and communities a colorful past. In several of southwestern Montana’s legendary Read More >>


Autumn spells adventure in Southwest Montana

With school back in session, autumn is the most colorful and quiet season to visit Montana. First-time visitors never forget the scenic driving tours across the state, where they Read More >>