Best Scenic Drives in Montana

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

    2 Reviews

    Saint Regis, MT

    A quiet family resort set in a grove of ponderosa pine trees on the banks of the Clark Fork River. Located about 200 yards above the Clark Fork River, the hot springs are 120 degrees F at their ...
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    A quiet family resort set in a grove of ponderosa pine trees on the banks of the Clark Fork River. Located about 200 yards ...

  • #2 Jerry Johnson Hot Springs (Idaho)

    3 Reviews

    Lolo, MT

    A series of primitive hot springs pools scattered along the banks of a rushing creek in a valley of statuesque cedar trees. Like neighboring Weir Creek Hot Springs, Jerry Johnson is not technically ...
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    A series of primitive hot springs pools scattered along the banks of a rushing creek in a valley of statuesque cedar trees. ...

  • #3 Upper Potosi Hot Springs

    2 Reviews

    Harrison, MT

    Two primitive high-country hot springs pools with outstanding views of the surrounding Tobacco Root Mountains. This is one of the few hot springs in Montana on public land. The two primitive ...
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    Two primitive high-country hot springs pools with outstanding views of the surrounding Tobacco Root Mountains. This is one ...

  • #4 Chico Hot Springs Lodge

    1 Reviews

    Livingston, MT

    A romantic turn-of-the-century resort that combines Victorian refinement with easy-going Western hospitality. The hot springs feed a large sheltered soaking pool and an adjacent outdoor swimming ...
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    A romantic turn-of-the-century resort that combines Victorian refinement with easy-going Western hospitality. The hot springs ...

  • #5 Glacier National Park: Going-to-the-Sun Road (West Glacier to Saint Mary)

    2 Reviews

    Saint Mary, MT

    This spectacular 48-mile mountain drive switchbacks up and over the Continental Divide, following glacial river canyons and crossing an alpine mountain pass. Not only are there not enough words ...
    •  48 miles
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    This spectacular 48-mile mountain drive switchbacks up and over the Continental Divide, following glacial river canyons and ...

  • #6 Beartooth Highway

    1 Reviews

    Cooke City, MT

    A 60-mile route across alpine plateaus and past many alpine lakes, with spectacular mountain views. The Beartooth Highway is one of the most spectacular routes on this continent. Charles Kuralt, ...
    •  60 miles
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    A 60-mile route across alpine plateaus and past many alpine lakes, with spectacular mountain views. The Beartooth Highway ...

  • #7 Wild Horse Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Hot Springs, MT

    An isolated bathhouse with private soaking rooms located on the arid east side of the Little Bitterroot Valley. The bathhouse at Wild Horse Hot Springs is contained in a blue-and-white one-story ...
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    An isolated bathhouse with private soaking rooms located on the arid east side of the Little Bitterroot Valley. The bathhouse ...

  • #8 Camas Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Hot Springs, MT

    Two hot outdoor soaking pools in the shadow of an abandoned bathhouse in the sleepy town of Hot Springs. The two cement pools make for marvelous soaks that draw an eclectic mix of long-time ...
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    Two hot outdoor soaking pools in the shadow of an abandoned bathhouse in the sleepy town of Hot Springs. The two cement ...

  • #9 Lolo Hot Springs

    0 Reviews

    Lolo, MT

    A developed resort with an outdoor swimming pool and indoor hot plunge located on the historic Lolo Trail. The mineral pools at Lolo Hot Springs are located about 50 yards north of US 12, at ...
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    A developed resort with an outdoor swimming pool and indoor hot plunge located on the historic Lolo Trail. The mineral pools ...

  • #10 Bozeman Hot Springs

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    Bozeman, MT

    A comfortable older resort offering a variety of soaking opportunities in seven separate pools. Bozeman Hot Springs offers a smorgasbord of soaking opportunities. The main building houses six ...
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    A comfortable older resort offering a variety of soaking opportunities in seven separate pools. Bozeman Hot Springs offers ...

  • #11 Renova Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Whitehall, MT

    Two hot water seeps located on the banks of a side channel of the Jefferson River. Volunteers have constructed rocklined pools that allow cooler river water to mingle with the thermal water, ...
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    Two hot water seeps located on the banks of a side channel of the Jefferson River. Volunteers have constructed rocklined ...

  • #12 Boulder Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Boulder, MT

    One of the last remaining grand hotels from the golden age of Montana’s hot springs resorts. The thermal waters on the hillside behind the hotel feed indoor men’s and women’s plunges, as well ...
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    One of the last remaining grand hotels from the golden age of Montana’s hot springs resorts. The thermal waters on the hillside ...

  • #13 Bozeman, MT, to West Yellowstone, MT: the West Entrance

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    Big Sky, MT

    A scenic, 89-mile drive through the Gallatin River Canyon, with the Gallatin Mountains to the east and the Madison Range to the west. Special attractions: In Bozeman: Montana State University, ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  89 miles
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    A scenic, 89-mile drive through the Gallatin River Canyon, with the Gallatin Mountains to the east and the Madison Range ...

  • #14 Symes Hot Springs Hotel and Mineral Baths

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    Hot Springs, MT

    A flamingo-pink hotel with outdoor soaking pools and indoor mineral water tubs located in the quiet town of Hot Springs. The hotel décor and slow pace of the surrounding town transport guests ...
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    A flamingo-pink hotel with outdoor soaking pools and indoor mineral water tubs located in the quiet town of Hot Springs. ...

  • #15 Glacier National Park

    1 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    The worst thing you can say about Glacier is that it doesn’t quite have the diversity of features found in, for example, Yellowstone, Yosemite or Olympic National Park. What it does have in abundance ...
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    The worst thing you can say about Glacier is that it doesn’t quite have the diversity of features found in, for example, ...

  • #16 Pipestone Hot Springs

    0 Reviews

    Butte, MT

    An abandoned hot springs with decaying resort buildings easily seen from a public road. A large quonset hut about 200 yards east of the road contains the swimming pool, which for a time was an ...
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    An abandoned hot springs with decaying resort buildings easily seen from a public road. A large quonset hut about 200 yards ...

  • #17 Corwin Springs - La Duke Hot Springs

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    Gardiner, MT

    Scalding hot springs that flow down a steep bank into the Yellowstone River. A bathhouse was built near the springs in the 1900s. In early times the water was piped 2 miles down the river to ...
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    Scalding hot springs that flow down a steep bank into the Yellowstone River. A bathhouse was built near the springs in the ...

  • #18 Red Lodge, MT, to Cook City, MT: the Northeast Entrance

    0 Reviews

    Silver Gate, MT

    A 65-mile drive that climbs through national forest to a 10,947 foot plateau overlooking mountain ranges of two states. The famous Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byway, crosses the highest ...
    •  2.5 to 3 hours
    •  65 miles
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    A 65-mile drive that climbs through national forest to a 10,947 foot plateau overlooking mountain ranges of two states. The ...

  • #19 Elkhorn Hot Springs Resort

    0 Reviews

    Dillon, MT

    A rustic mountain resort and hot springs located in the heart of the Pioneer Mountains. The two outdoor pools at Elkhorn are just right for a soak after a day of skiing in the nearby Pioneer ...
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    A rustic mountain resort and hot springs located in the heart of the Pioneer Mountains. The two outdoor pools at Elkhorn ...

  • #20 The Big Hole: Divide to Bannack and Back to Divide

    1 Reviews

    Wisdom, MT

    This 113-mile drive meanders through the Big Hole Valley to the ghost town of Bannack. You can end the route there or go an additional 40 miles through the Pioneer Mountains to loop back to where ...
    •  113 miles
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    This 113-mile drive meanders through the Big Hole Valley to the ghost town of Bannack. You can end the route there or go ...