Beartooth Highway, All photos courtesy Visit Billings
Your perfect summer adventure awaits in Billings Montana’s Trailhead. Home to more than a few spectacular must-sees, Billings is a bucket list destination you’ll be talking about for years to come. As you begin dreaming of your summer vacation, consider these can’t miss suggestions for you and your group:
- Beartooth Highway: No Montana adventure is complete without a trip in to Yellowstone National Park, and this scenic pass is the entrance you’ll want to use. Arguably the most beautiful gateway to Yellowstone, breathtaking vistas and Montana’s highest mountain – Grizzly Peak – will delight as you make your way over the pass. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors will see glacial lakes, mountain meadows and, even in the height of summer, impressive snowpack! This is a stop that can’t be missed.
- Billings Rims: Sandstone bluffs surround the Billings community, varying in height from 300 – 500 feet above the city. These bluffs, affectionately known as the Rims or Rimrocks, offer miles of trails and history and are a favorite among visitors and locals alike. From the top, enjoy a view of five different mountain ranges: Beartooths, Bulls, Pryors, Crazies, and Bighorn Mountains. Adventurers can enjoy biking or hiking along the cliffs, while some may even rappel over the edge or climb the rocks along the trail system! History buffs will enjoy the Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site, which will open summer 2017.
- Yellowstone River: With a variety of options to explore the Yellowstone River, take the time to walk along and enjoy the beauty of the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48. Kayaking, fishing, and more add to your experience on the Yellowstone.
- Pictograph Caves, Pompeys Pillar and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Billings is filled with historical beauty nestled alongside outdoor adventure. Pictograph Caves State Park combines easy trails with viewing cave paintings done over 2,000 years ago. Pompeys Pillar National Monument offers the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Stand in William Clark’s footsteps and look upon his signature carved over 200 years ago. At the Battlefield, look upon the same sights General Custer did in 1976 when he made is last stand against Sitting Bull and the Lakota. Adventurers can hike or walk these places, fully immersing in the historical sites. All of them are group tour friendly and offer guided tours.
Learn more at VisitBillings.com.