Mountain Paradise at the Beartooth Highway

Red Lodge Montana

This quaint mountain town is the epitome of Montana, tucked in between some of Montana’s highest peaks.  Coming from Billings, this is your last stop heading south before venturing onto the famous Beartooth Highway – an adventure all of its own - which then brings you into Yellowstone National Park.

Red Lodge still has the flavor of an old west town.  Here you will find friendly people, modern conveniences, great food and drink, festivals, and outdoor activities.

In winter, Red Lodge is a skier’s paradise.  Head up to Red Lodge Mountain for a full day of downhill skiing. At the end of the day, come down into town for an evening of great food, drink, music and entertainment. The Red Lodge Nordic Center with 15 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails is home to classic as well as skate skiers.

Summertime brings everyone into the outdoors.  Look for hiking and biking trails, kayaking and fishing.  There is plenty for everyone to do.  Thursday through Sunday in the summer you will find the Bearcreek Downs Pig Races and every Friday is the Farmers Market.  Check the calendar for special events like the Labor Day Arts Fair.

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a place for native Montanan wildlife that can no longer be released into the wild.  See the bear, bison mountain lion, bobcat, lynx, red fox, porcupine, coyote and owls, as well as s few friendly turtles.

Red Lodge Clay Center is a unique place dedicated to ceramic artists.  Here you will continually find new exhibits, education, and an opportunity to purchase ceramic art.

If you are interested in history, check out the Carbon County Historical Society to get an idea of what life was like in this part of the country as the town of Red Lodge was being formed.


Bed and Breakfast Nearby

Two Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast

Summer at Two Bears Inn
Red Lodge