Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway

Roy, Montana

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A 73-mile Type II byway through the scenic Missouri Breaks along the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River in north central Montana. The Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway is a 73-mile loop drive along the scenic southern rim of the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River beginning and ending in Winifred. Along the byway unfold sweeping views of the Missouri River in its canyon, of distant forested mountains that punctuate the horizon, of colorful cliffs and badlands that drop away below the road. The byway also traverses a land rich in history, wildlife, and solitude. Special Attractions: Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Nez Perce National Historic Trail, Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, James Kipp Recreation Area, camping, hiking, wildlife observation, canoeing, hunting, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

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Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

A 73-mile Type II byway through the scenic Missouri Breaks along the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River in north central Montana. The Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway is a 73-mile loop drive along the scenic southern rim of the Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River beginning and ending in Winifred. Along the byway unfold sweeping views of the Missouri River in its canyon, of distant forested mountains that punctuate the horizon, of colorful cliffs and badlands that drop away below the road.

The byway also traverses a land rich in history, wildlife, and solitude. Special Attractions: Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Nez Perce National Historic Trail, Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, James Kipp Recreation Area, camping, hiking, wildlife observation, canoeing, hunting, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Stewart M. Green/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Roy
Distance: 73
Season: May through October
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway

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