Philipsburg Scenic Loop

In Southwest Montana lies the beautiful town of Philipsburg.  If you want to get out of town for a bit you can experience the scenery from your car on the 49 mile loop drive through the Philipsburg Valley.  It is in the shadow of the Sapphire, Anaconda, and Flint Creek Mountain ranges.  It goes through the southern portion of the Long John Mountains.

If you have chosen your favorite B&B in Philipsburg, you can start your journey from there.  Take Montana Hwy 1 south, which is part of the Pintler Scenic Route.  From here you can see the snow covered peaks of the Anaconda and the Flint ranges.

Your loop then continues on Hwy 38 west.  12 miles of rolling grasslands are framed by the Anacondas.  When you reach the junction at Rock Creek Road, turn north to follow the creek.  Although it is gravel, we hear that it is usually in good condition.  You will pass through a narrow valley, as the road follows the river.

As you come to route 348, which is once again paved, you will head east to Hwy 1 and the town of Philipsburg.  This is a beautiful part of the drive.  You will cut through the Long John Mountains.  There are beautiful views of the Long John as well as the distant Sapphire Mountains.

Philipsburg makes a great ‘base camp’ for experiencing Montana.  Don’t be afraid to plan to stay there several days to enjoy it all.

Caledonia Bed and Breakfast

Caledonia Bed and Breakfast
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.7mi

Time After Time Bed and Breakfast

Time after Time
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 40.5mi

The Darby Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast Darby
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 47.1mi

Bitterroot River Ranch

Bitterroot River Ranch
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 48.1mi

Blossom's Bed and Breakfast

Blossom's Bed and Breakfast
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 48.6mi

Goldsmith's Bed & Breakfast

Goldsmith's Bed and Breakfast
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 48.7mi

Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast

Blue Montain
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 49.5mi

.