Short Drives

HEBGEN LAKE & EARTHQUAKE LAKE

Hebgen Lake, site of the 1959 Earthquake features many great Hikes, as well as the earthquake visitor’s center. Take route 191 out of town (towards Bozeman). After approx 8 miles, turn left onto Rt 287. There are several landmarks and information posts about the earthquake along Rt 287.

VIRGINIA CITY MONTANA

Virginia City is a remarkably well preserved old west Victorian gold mining town just an hour and a half west of Yellowstone National Park. When the gold ran out, there was still enough left so that homes and businesses were occupied, but there was not enough wealth to remodel the buildings. So it froze, and now represents the whole Victorian era. It is the true and original Old West.

BIG SPRINGS & ISLAND PARK IDAHO

Head down Route 20 out of Town into Idaho and visit Big Springs five miles east of Mack’s Inn on Highway 20 in Island Park. Feed the trout and Muskrats and be sure to visit Johnny Sack’s Cabin. The cabin can be reached via a short, paved walking path starting in the campground at Big Springs. The cabin’s unique location, construction, and furnishings provide for an interesting visit.

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