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