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The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River is one of our nation’s most remarkable treasures. It’s the last major free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, traveling 680 dam-free miles. The river begins as a melting snow bank on Yount’s Peak deep in the Wyoming wilderness south of Yellowstone Park. From here it runs north then east until it […]

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Moccasin Mountains & Kendall Ghost Town

The Moccasin Mountains are an island range that has two sets of mountains – the North and South Moccasin Mountains. Neither mountain range is very large. The highest peaks in the North Moccasins are at about 5,400 ft and the mountains top out at 5,800ft. in the South Moccasins. As with the nearby Judith Mountains, […]

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Little Belt Mountains

The Little Belt Mountains are located in Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest southeast of Great Falls Montana. There are a lot of different access areas providing a variety of camping, hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities. For motorized recreation enthusiasts, the Little Belts offer many miles of trails and roads to explore. I highly recommend […]

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Judith Mountains and Their Ghost Towns

The Judith Mountains are a small “island” mountain range that lies just northeast of Lewistown, MT. There are a number of these island ranges in Central Montana including the┬áBig Snowy Mountains, Little Belt Mountains,┬áCastle Mountains, Moccasin Mountains and others. While most of the island ranges are on National Forest, the public lands in the Judith […]

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Judith Gap Wind Farm

The Judith Gap Wind Farm is not a destination in itself but it’s an interesting feature on the Montana landscape. The wind farm is located on both sides of US 191 between Harlowton and Judith Gap MT. Wind farms are a common sight today but when it was constructed the Judith Gap Wind Farm was […]

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Greycliff Prairie Dog State Park

This tiny state park is only 98 acres in total and offers visitors few amenities. The park really only has one thing – Prairie Dogs! Greycliff Prairie Dog State Park is home to a colony of black tailed prairie dogs that are easy to spot and fun to watch. Its hard to imagine that a […]

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Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy Mountains

Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy Mountains offers camping, hiking and fishing in an island of wild mountains surrounded by prairie. The Big Snowy Mountains are one of the small ranges that dot central Montana. The mountains are south of Lewistown, MT and offer camping, fishing, hiking and backpacking. The Big Snowy Mountains are part […]

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Cooney Reservoir and State Park

Cooney Reservoir is one of the most visited recreation destinations in south central Montana. Located within an hour of Billings, MT, Cooney offers great fishing opportunities for trout and walleye and is a popular destination for ice fishing in the winter. Cooney is great for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skis and all types of […]

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Central Montana Railroads

Montana is a very large state and in the late 1800’s it was a long way from Montana to any of the nation’s population centers. Before railroads reached the state regular commercial travel was problematic at best. The first rail lines brought both people and goods into the state and provided a way to send […]

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Camping and Hiking in the Castle Mountains

The Castle Mountains are an island mountain range located just east of White Sulphur Springs in Central Montana. The Castle Mountains are not the steep chiseled peaks encountered in other areas of the state. Rather, they are more rounded and not as severe with the highest peaks being about 8,000 ft in elevation. However, the […]