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Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Area Activities

Red Lodge is a small town nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountain Range.  With a population of around 3000, Red Lodge has retained that small town Western spirit.  Friendly people, curious characters and interesting locals surround visitors with a truly welcoming feeling as well as a wealth of unique Western history.  Stroll our historic downtown where the Sundance Kid and the Hole in the Wall Gang attempted to rob our local bank and then visit The Peaks to Prairie Museum to learn all about it.  Take the kids to The Beartooth Nature Center to learn about area wildlife and finish it off with a trip to The Montana Candy Emporium.  Don’t forget to check out our galleries and shops for undiscovered treasures and mementos of your Montana experience and then try some fine dining or just whoop it up at a local watering hole.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Red Lodge has more than enough options for every level of activity.  Whether you’re looking for an easy day-hike in the Beartooth, whitewater rafting down the Stillwater River or biking up the Pass, we’ve got it all!  With world class fly fishing, big game hunting, day-hikes, back country expeditions, mountaineering, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ATV rentals and more, there’s no shortage of summer fun.

If snowflakes and winter sports are your kind of thing, Red Lodge has plenty of things to do once the snow flies.  Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort offers some of the most affordable skiing in the area, check out our specials page for more info on lift tickets and rental deals!  If cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is more your speed, the Nordic Center has groomed trails to get you going or make your own trail and get first tracks! And don’t forget the epic spring skiing up the pass at the Beartooth Basin Ski Area to extend your winter fun.

No matter what time of year, there is always an adventure waiting for you in Red Lodge.