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 its 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 of the border of Montana and Idaho are 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 is 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
| Lakeview | Laurin | Lima
Maxville | Melrose | Monida | Nevada City
OpportunityPhilipsburg | Pipestone | Rochester
Rocker | Sheridan | Silver Star | Twin Bridges
Virginia City | Walkerville | Warm Springs
Waterloo | Whitehall | Wisdom | Wise River