Yellowstone National Park is about 130 miles to the southeast – a day trip or stop on your way.
Visits to Virgina City, Philipsburg, and many other interesting communities are a short drive away.
Cycling (motors or pedals)
The Sportsman is on the loop of the scenic Big Hole route. Our campground, bathrooms and laundry make a great stopping spot – either for the night, or just for a water break. Check www.visitmt.com under Cycling Routes in Montana.
If you enjoy wildflowers, you’ll enjoy the Vipond, an alpine meadow that puts on an unparalleled show in the spring and summer. You’ll drive right past the “Beehives” on your way, so there’s plenty to photograph. Of course, we’ve also got enough thick mountain forests, sage-covered ridges, lush river bottoms, ranch scenes and wildlife to take many more.
How about bird watching? Several fascinating colonies of swifts build their adobe homes in cliffs and under bridges. The Montana climate is pretty hard on songbirds, but we do have some hardy finches and warblers. What we’re lacking in music, we make up for in majesty: bald eagles, osprey, and several hawk species. There are also grouse, pheasants, wild turkeys, plus sandhill cranes, swans and all kinds of migratory waterfowl.
For a relaxing break in the action visit one of the many hot springs within driving distance: Elkhorn Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, and Jackson Hot Springs.