Outlaws Oldtrails and the Sioux and Assiniboine Nations Route Scenic Drives


Roosevelt County,Wolf Point 59201,Northeast Montana,Roosevelt County

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Lewis and Clark ExpeditionScenic Drives
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You will cover 188 miles on this circle trip so allow yourself some time. You will probably need to take at least a couple of days even if you hurry through.

Lewis and Clark camped near Wolf Point where you begin this tour on May 5, 1805. They recorded killing a large grizzly bear on the banks of the Missouri which measured 8 feet 7 1/2 inches long and weighed in at 500-600 pounds.

Leave Wolf Point and head east on Highway 2 to Poplar. The headquarters of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes are located here. Take some time to visit the cultural center and museum located on the east end of town.

Lewis and Clark camped on the Poplar River near here, about 3 1/2 miles upstream from where it enters into the Missouri River. Because of the abundance of porcupine in the area, the team named the river the Porcupine River. The name was later changed to the Poplar River reflecting the abundance of poplar trees along the river’s banks.

Six miles past Poplar, turn left on Highway 151and head to Flaxville a little more than 50 miles away. While driving this road it can’t be explained, but you’ll know you are driving north and uphill. You’ll see why. Most of this stretch consists of

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