Outdoor Recreation

Badlands National Park


Badlands National Park SD

Millions of years of wind, water and erosion have created the chiseled spires, deep canyons and jagged buttes of Badlands National Park. 

Big Hole National Battlefield


Big Hold National Battlefield MT

Big Hole National Battlefield is a memorial to the people who fought and died here on August 9 and 10, 1877. About 750 non-treaty Nez Perce were fleeing from US Army troops charged with enforcing the US government's demands that all Nez Perce move to a reservation a fraction the size of their traditional homeland. In doing so, the Army was enforcing a national policy of placing all American Indians on reservations to make way for States.

Big Sheep Creek Back Country Byway



The Big Sheep Creek Back Country Byway is a scenic drive through the backcountry of southwestern Montana. The 50 mile two-lane gravel road with a short stretch of one-lane dirt surface can be safely driven from May through early October. Once past the canyons of the Tendoy Mountains, the traveler may pass only two or three cars along the entire route. Passing beneath the high rock cliffs of Big Sheep Canyon, one can look down into clear, deep pools of spring-fed Big Sheep Creek. Perhaps nowhere else in America can one see so many trout without leaving the car.

Big Sky Back Country Byway



Tired of the fast pace of the Interstate System? In eastern Montana you can try the new Big Sky Byway travel route, which links the two major rivers in the state, the Yellowstone and the Missouri. This route follows a section of the historic Regina-Yellowstone (R-Y) Trail, which tourists from Canada used to reach Yellowstone National Park. The north-south orientation of the trail will give you a glimpse of dry land farming, rolling prairie grassland, scenic scoria buttes, and badlands terrain.

Big Sky Resort


Big Sky Resort
1 Lone Mountain Trail
59716 Big Sky, MT

The biggest skiing in America is right here in southwest Montana! With the Big Sky Resort-Moonlight Basin interconnect, skiers and riders can access more than 5,500 uncrowded acres and 27 lifts, all on one lift ticket. Add slopeside lodging, lots of evening and family activities, and Yellowstone Park next door and you'll never want to leave, Big Sky Montana. Live Big.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area


Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area MT

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. This dam, named after the famous Crow chairman Robert Yellowtail, harnessed the waters of the Bighorn River and turned this variable stream into a magnificent lake. Bighorn Lake extends approximately 60 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55 miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon.

Bighorn Scenic Byway



Byway Basics:
A 58-mile paved highway over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains, the byway winds past thick forest, lush meadows, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Stretching from the Powder River Basin to the Big Horn Basin, the Big Horn Byway follows US 14 from the west outside Greybull. 

Billings, MT


Billings MT

Bordered on the north by distinctive rock formations known as rimrocks, Billings was established in 1882 with the coming of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Two years later the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroads arrived and further boosted the economy. Today it is a major shipping center for cattle and other agricultural products. Interstates I-90 and 94 offer Montana's largest city access to easy travel. Billings is where Montana Territory began, and where your historical and cultural passport to the legendary west begins.

Bismarck-Mandan CVB


Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bismarck, ND

Visitors to Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota, are encouraged to Pack Higher Expectations – and when you’re here, you’ll understand why.

Black Hills National Forest


Black Hills National Forest SD

Sky-piercing granite peaks and forested mountains dominate the skyline of western South Dakota.

Paha Sapa
America's oldest mountains rose above the surrounding flatlands 60 million years ago, about the time the dinosaurs disappeared, and even after eons of erosion their granite peaks still soar as high as 7,242 feet to the dizzying heights of Harney Peak. The Lakota Sioux named the area Paha Sapa or Black Hills because a thick forest of pine and spruce trees cover the slopes making them appear black from a distance.