While I grew up in Eastern Montana, there is really no place like the western side of the state! This map includes my favorite spots and hidden gems on the route that so many take from Glacier to Yellowstone each year!
Near Canyon Village, WY, US
Grand Loop Rd, Mammoth, WY, US
Bear Tooth HWY (us 212), Red Lodge, MT, US
Red Lodge, Montana, United States
Most people fly into Bozeman when they visit Yellowstone National Park, but you could also fly into Butte or Billings!
Hyalite Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT, US
Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT, US
U.S. Highway 286, Three Forks, MT, US
10778 US Hwy 287, Three Forks, MT, US
I just always have to stop here, their sandwiches are so good!
25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd., Whitehall, MT, US
106 N Parkmont, Butte, MT, US
The road out to here can get a tad bumpy, but you can get most of the way up and then walk. Be sure to stop at the dollar store or Walmart and get some hammers!
3100 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT, US
Get the tour up to the Lady at the Butte Plaza Mall (no private vehicles up here), and see what the amazing view is like from the mountain top!
E. Granite St and Arizona St, Butte, MT, US
Butte, MT, US
Learn about the role of the Berkeley Pit in helping to create environmental standards for mining that are still in place today! The US's largest superfund site, and really just an interesting place to visit!
219 w, MT, US
155 Mining Museum Rd, Butte, MT, US
Butte has one of the largest historic districts in the United States, and it's easy to see why! This museum is fun for the whole family, and you could easily spend hours here! Be sure to check out the underground tour- the 100ft level is well worth the time and money!
100 Smelter Road, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT, US
Learn about the history of mining in this whole part of Montana, and the central role of this smelter!
347 Granite Road, Philipsburg, MT, US
Philipsburg, Montana, United States
Make sure to stop and pan for sapphires, check out the Sweets Palace, and have a Razzu at the brewery!