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Old 03-09-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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There are smaller mountain ranges in Eastern Montana. The Bull Mountains North of Billings, the Pryor Mountains southwest of Billings, The Crazy Mountains, the Bear Paw (or bears paw or bear paws)Mountains,
Just check your Montana Map, you will find the highways which go over the passes. The 2-lanes are more fun to drive, and have better scenery than the (two) freeways.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Actually my family and I were planning a trip this summer, and were wondering if you took the trip through Montana...we are from N. Minnesota and were wondering if we would have to travel very far W. from Billings to see the mountains...our plan is to spend a little time in Medora and travel E. to Billings...any suggestions.
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The absolutely most beautiful drive in America in the summer is from Billings to Red Lodge to Cook City to Yellowstone National Park. You will drive through the Beartooth Mountains and skirt Montana's highest peak. The road goes over Beartooth Pass at an elevation of 10,947 feet. Then exit the park at Gardnier and drive North through Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River to Livingston and you'll see the Absorkee Range - absolutely beautiful. West of Livingston the mountains are great, but they don't stand out like the route I suggested.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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Hey! I spent 7 years in Nebraska and it has it's own type of beauty. Kind of like learning to love a woman with a 32A bra.
I'd say more like jail bait with a training bra.... . I like my land like I like my women - Sporting BIG Hills
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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The absolutely most beautiful drive in America in the summer is from Billings to Red Lodge to Cook City to Yellowstone National Park. You will drive through the Beartooth Mountains and skirt Montana's highest peak. The road goes over Beartooth Pass at an elevation of 10,947 feet. Then exit the park at Gardnier and drive North through Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River to Livingston and you'll see the Absorkee Range - absolutely beautiful. West of Livingston the mountains are great, but they don't stand out like the route I suggested.
Grizzfan took the words out of my mouth. This is definitely the place you want to go. The Beartooth Pass is absolutely gorgeous, and it's very close (less than an hour away) to Billings. Red Lodge is a fun little town to visit, eat lunch at, etc., too!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: western montana
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Remember, the Rockies go east to west in Montana, not like Colorado's north to south. It creates more interesting sunrises. There's some northern sections of I-15 similar to I-25. But I-25 is still a ways from the mountains.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: NW MT
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Remember, the Rockies go east to west in Montana, not like Colorado's north to south....
Huh
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Remember, the Rockies go east to west in Montana, not like Colorado's north to south.
That is utter nonsense ! The delineation of the rocky mountains ( including the front) in Montana from Yellowstone area goes north-west to the Glacier area. The western boundaries of Montana's Rocky Mountains follow the Montana/Idaho state line in roughly the same direction.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: MT
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That doesn't make sense. They deffinately run North-West.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Montana
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C'mon folks.. Didn't you know the lush mountains are all by Miles City? Haven't you seen Lonesome Dove?
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Default Name this Road House. Pics and clues and prizes Oh My !

I drive up and down the Rocky Mountain Front as well as back and fourth from the "golden Triangle" to the Flathead /Missoula region at least twice a month. I am also a map/geography/geology enthusiast to put it mildly. I know North Central and North west Montana like the back of my hand. Anyone want to guess the name of this "Road House" ?
I'll give you a few hints; The rafters are festooned with antique chainsaws. It is located in The Coeur D' Alene Mountains and is not too far from some wonderful hot springs that you can get soaked in. It is very near to a town whose name is the last part of the name of a Jesuit missionary. The first part of the name of that missionary is Saint Regis. Name that Road house and you will win a prize. The prize will be disclosed at a later date. Notice that the walls are only three logs high and they still have the bark on them.
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