We invite you to forge your own path to Montana’s Trailhead and let the adventure begin with big dreams in big skies. Born in the shadows of the Rimrocks, fed on the waters of the Yellowstone River, Billings offers unparalleled views, amazing recreation, a walkable brew trail, museums, galleries, events and a food scene that will not disappoint.
Enjoy unique Montana hospitality as you explore the city with locals who will take the time to make you feel welcome. Unique Western history and adventure await groups with state parks and national monuments. Billings is your trailhead as you prepare to take in so many of these fantastic Montana experiences — all easily accessible from town. Whether it’s history or scenery, adventure, or relaxation, you’ll find it in and around Billings.
Enjoy a taste of the authentic, seasonal cuisine and craft beverages that support residents and local farms and ranches. Billings has earned local adoration and national accolades for ever-changing, delectable bites and beverages dreamt up and prepared by some of Montana’s most influential locals.
Crowds won’t be an issue at Montana’s Trailhead as there is plenty of space to go around!
Beartooth Scenic Byway
Billings is not just Montana’s Trailhead; it is the gateway to Yellowstone’s Most Scenic Route via the Beartooth Highway. The Beartooth Highway provides breathtaking vistas from start to finish. The highway is a place filled with forever views and forever memories; Forbes even calls it one of the country’s most dazzling drives. Reaching a peak of 10,977 feet through the pass, Roadtrippers will take in Montana’s highest mountain range with 20 peaks over 12,000 feet.
Billings Brew Trail
Montana’s Only Walkable Brewery Trail is in the heart of downtown Billings. This self-guided tour is made up of six breweries, two distilleries and one cider house, all within easy walking distance. Take this 1.5-mile brewery route and enjoy historic sites along with award winning craft beer!
Within an hour of Billings are two historic National Monuments, Pompey’s Pillar National Monument and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Pompey’s Pillar offers a glimpse at the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, where William Clark inscribed his name in 1806. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn which took place is 1876 between the US Seventh Cavalry and Sitting Bull and the Sioux.
Sandstone bluffs surrounding the city are known as the Rimrocks and are estimated to be at least 70 million years old. They are part of the Eagle Sandstone formation and were originally the delta of an ancient sea. The Rimrocks provide unparalleled views of the city along with five mountain ranges. Take a walk or bike ride along the trails located atop the Rimrocks.