Big Hole River

Butte Area

Known as "the richest hill on earth", the town of Butte is surrounded by riches in minerals. Once the largest city in Montana during it's peak with a population of about 110,000, it is now a quiet historic town with around 35,000 people. The town and the area south to the border of Montana and Idaho is rich with the early history of the state. The nearby town of Anaconda is home to the tallest chimney in the world. The town of Bannock near Dillon is one of the best-preserved ghost towns found anywhere. South of Butte are the Tobacco Root, Pintlar, and Pioneer mountains with endless scenic drives. 

Towns in the Butte Area

Alder
Anaconda
Butte
Cardwell
Deer Lodge
Dell
Dewey
Dillon
Divide
Fairmont
Galen
Garrison
Georgetown
Glen
Jackson
LaHood
Lakeview
Laurin
Lima
Maxville
Melrose
Monida
Nevada City
Philipsburg
Rocker
Sheridan
Twin Bridges
Virginia City
Warm Springs
Waterloo
Whitehall
Wisdom
Wise River