Glacier -> Yellowstone

Or Vice Versa. The highlights of western Montana!

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  • 33:28
  • 973 mi
  • $199
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Created by Jess - May 8th 2019

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!

Photo of Grand Prismatic Spring
4.5

Midway Geyser Basin, WY, US

Grand Prismatic Spring

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36mi 00h 58m
Photo of Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone
5.0

Near Canyon Village, WY, US

Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

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35mi 01h 03m
Photo of Yellowstone National Park
4.7

Grand Loop Rd, Mammoth, WY, US

Yellowstone National Park

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102mi 03h 19m
Photo of Rock Creek Vista Point Rest Area
4.5

Bear Tooth HWY (us 212), Red Lodge, MT, US

Rock Creek Vista Point Rest Area

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20mi 00h 30m

Red Lodge, Montana, United States

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146mi 02h 25m

Most people fly into Bozeman when they visit Yellowstone National Park, but you could also fly into Butte or Billings!

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16mi 00h 34m
Photo of Hyalite Canyon
4.0

Hyalite Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT, US

Hyalite Canyon

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1mi 00h 04m

Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT, US

Palisade Falls

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44mi 01h 01m

U.S. Highway 286, Three Forks, MT, US

Missouri Headwaters State Park

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9mi 00h 13m

10778 US Hwy 287, Three Forks, MT, US

Wheat Montana Bakery

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I just always have to stop here, their sandwiches are so good!

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17mi 00h 23m
Photo of Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
4.5

25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd., Whitehall, MT, US

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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29mi 00h 47m
Photo of Ringing Rocks Montana
4.4

106 N Parkmont, Butte, MT, US

Ringing Rocks Montana

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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!

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20mi 00h 36m
Photo of Our Lady Of The Rockies
3.3

3100 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT, US

Our Lady Of The Rockies

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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!

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4mi 00h 13m
Photo of Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens
4.0

E. Granite St and Arizona St, Butte, MT, US

Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens

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1mi 00h 06m
Photo of Berkeley Acid Pit
3.6

Butte, MT, US

Berkeley Acid Pit

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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!

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1mi 00h 05m

219 w, MT, US

W. A. Clark Mansion

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1mi 00h 05m
Photo of World Museum of Mining
4.5

155 Mining Museum Rd, Butte, MT, US

World Museum of Mining

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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!

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24mi 00h 27m
Photo of Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
4.0

100 Smelter Road, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT, US

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

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Learn about the history of mining in this whole part of Montana, and the central role of this smelter!

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35mi 03h 20m
Photo of Granite Ghost Town State Park
4.0

347 Granite Road, Philipsburg, MT, US

Granite Ghost Town State Park

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28mi 07h 51m

Philipsburg, Montana, United States

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Make sure to stop and pan for sapphires, check out the Sweets Palace, and have a Razzu at the brewery!

Jess

I'm a geologist and adventure lover living in the gorgeous state of Montana! Follow along here for great Montana routes, or check out the routes for the #MiningRoadTrip! Feel free to download/print the itineraries, and send me pics when you go on the trips!!