Day Trips

Philipsburg, Montana
Philipsburg is nestled in the mountains just south-east of Missoula along MT Hwy 1, also known as the Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway, between Anaconda and Drummond, Montana. Philipsburg is a 19th century mining town offering family activities and true Montana experiences for all ages. You might find yourself fly fishing along Flint Creek or in one of the many blue-ribbon streams in the area. Ice fishing and year-round recreation on nearby Georgetown Lake is also a favorite. Whether you’re hunting for big game, charming shops, sapphires, museums, or award winning craft brews, you’ll find it all in Philipsburg.

Known for its beautiful historic buildings, Philipsburg was once voted among the Prettiest Painted Places in America. A true Montana gem, this unique town is full of thriving locally owned-businesses and unbelievable history and is a must see during your visit to the area.

JM Outfitters, LLC
23967 Bonita Rd.
Clinton, Montana 59825
(406) 544-5249

Montana Gems of Philipsburg
204 W. Broadway
Philipsburg, Montana 59858
(406) 859-6725

Philipsburg Brewing Company
101 W. Broadway
Philipsburg, Montana 59858
(406) 859-2739

Seeley Lake, Montana
Seeley Lake is located approximately 1 hour northeast of Missoula between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges, along Hwy 83. As you travel to Seeley Lake, you will follow sections of the Blackfoot River, and in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark as they made their historic journey west. Seeley Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hundreds of miles of roads and trails for off er endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, skiing & snowmobiling on nearly 350 groomed miles throughout the valley. Seeley also offers boating, camping, golfing, fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching.

Montana accommodations abound in this beautiful area! Just imagine you and your family tucked into a cozy cabin in the heart of Montana after an amazing day of outdoor recreation and fun!

Double Arrow Lodge 
Hwy 83/P.O. Box 474
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868
(406) 677-2777

Holland Lake Lodge
1947 Holland Lake Rd.
Swan Valley, Montana 59826
(406) 754-2282

Resort at Paws Up 
40060 Paws Up Rd.
Greenough, Montana 59823
(406) 244-5202

Western Montana & North Idaho
Known as the most scenic trail in the United States, the Route of the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area is a great family adventure! The trail stretches nearly 15 miles through ten tunnels and seven steel trestles. The Hiawatha trail sits in the Milwaukee Railroad grade between Taft, Montana and the North Fork of the St. Joe River near Avery, Idaho. Bike Rentals and trail shuttles are available. The Hiawatha Trail is open May 28 to September 25 for hiking and biking enthusiasts alike. (Lights and helmets are required for all riders)

Whether you’re in the mood for world-class gaming, luxury spa and star-studded entertainment at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, or a hairraising ride on one of 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions at Silverwood Theme Park, you can rest assured wonderful memories will be made in this scenic part of the area, located just west of Missoula on I-90. If you want to really relax, stay over night in a cabin at Lozeau Lodge on your way back to Missoula.

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area
P.O. Box 108
Wallace, Idaho 83873
(406) 208-744-1301

Lozeau Lodge 
31 Westfall Rd.
Superior, MT 59872
(406) 822-4561

Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 N. Hayford Rd.
Spokane, WA 99001
(877) 871-6772

Route of the Hiawatha
(208) 744-1234 ext. 16

Silverwood Theme Park
27843 N. Hwy 95
Athol, Idaho 83835
(208) 683-3400