Crystal Park - Dig For Crystals Pioneer Mountains, Montana Crystal Park is the perfect place to discover rockhounding as crystals are fairly easy to find and fun to dig for in an alpine setting. The Park is located near the upper elevations of the Pioneer Scenic Byway, a road that follows the Wise River [...]
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Corporate Retreats and Business Meetings Reward executives and get down to business with a corporate retreat at the Silver Bow Club in Southwest Montana. Here your team will be refreshed with a mix of wide-open spaces and fresh air, exhilarating activities, and amazing meals prepared fresh by our chefs. Our massive, 15,000 sq ft [...]
Red Rocks Lakes National Wildlife Refuge The Centennial Valley lies along the Idaho-Montana border and in summer, is home to thousands of trumpeter swans. An easy day trip from the lodge, this National Wildlife Refuge offers wildlife viewing against a backdrop of rugged, snow capped mountain peaks. A series of shallow lakes and marshes [...]
BIG HOLE'S SALMONFLY HATCH June Dry Dry Action! In June, the river is swollen, yet receding after a heavy snowmelt. However, the fishing is heating up. A western angler's favorite hatch, the salmonfly hatch, begins on the Big Hole River. Big Bugs, Big Fish These are big bugs so it's no wonder the river's [...]
COOLIDGE GHOST TOWN Abandoned Silver Mine Silver was discovered near a pair of elk horns high in the Pioneer Mountains in 1872 by a man named Preston Sheldon. The area became known as the Elkhorn district. More silver was discovered and soon prospectors started coming to the area. The town formed in 1914. Narrow gauge rail [...]
BANNACK GHOST TOWN Gold was struck near Grasshopper Creek in 1862 and the fledgling town of Bannack, Montana was founded. Bannack was named for the nearby Bannock Indians, however, a mistake in Washington forever named the town Bannack. In 1864, Bannack was briefly the territory capital before moving to Virginia City just a little [...]
Pioneer Scenic Byway Montana Scenic Route The Pioneer Scenic Byway is an easy-to-drive, scenic route which travels through the Pioneer Mountains in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest. 49 miles in length, plan on taking the day to enjoy the sites and the hikes that the scenic byway has to offer. The route takes you [...]
Bugs of the Big Hole Summer Hatches - Part Two The spring hatches conclude and the summer hatches begin in late June. The water flows normalize and it becomes easy to wade the Big Hole River. Summer in Montana, could there possibly be anything better on Earth? For the angler, bugs hatching and fish [...]
Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area Just a short, 15-minute drive from the ranch you'll find the Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area. Popular with rock climbers, the primitive area has a unique outcropping of quartz monzonite. Take Moose Creek Road, a good gravel road to the trailhead. The 11,000 acres area features over 50 towering [...]
Bugs of the Big Hole River Hatches - Part One As winter gives way to spring and the snowpack recedes to the mountain peaks, the Big Hole River awakens and comes alive. Fishing begins on the Big Hole as the calendar heralds spring's arrival. At that time, streamers and nymphs bring fishing success. But as the [...]