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Southeast Montana Trips

Explore trip ideas and inspirations in Southeast Montana


Billings Area Adventures

Where can you get horses and dinosaurs in one spot? Saddle up for a wild ride around Billings, where both riding trails and fossils await. Eastern Montana is home to both Southeast Montana and Missouri River Country tourism regions, where rolling plains, prairies and badlands intersect to form some of the Lower 48's vastest stretches of pristine landscape.
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Beauty of Little Bighorn Trip

The wide-open spaces and canyons of eastern Montana take travelers through epochs, from dinosaur bones to the Little Bighorn battle site to classic western ranching towns like Miles City. If history, solitude, and space are what you’re after, you’ll find them in abundance on this road trip.
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Bighorn and Beyond Trip

Learn more about Montana’s rich Native American heritage and cowboy culture on this four-day drive through Little Bighorn Country. The history-packed route crosses Indian nations, the state’s biggest city, and the path taken by the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition.
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Lewis and Clark Trip

Retrace the path of Lewis and Clark, and parallel two mighty rivers—the Missouri and the Yellowstone—on a five-day loop around the state’s northeastern badlands and spacious plains. This route-less-traveled crosses the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and passes through lands where dinosaurs once roamed.
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Billings: Montana's Trailhead Trip

Billings is a melting pot of everything that makes Montana great: the rustic Western heritage, the natural beauty, the small town charm and the big city attractions. And with so much to see and do both in the city and just outside it, it's no wonder it's known as Montana's Trailhead! Whether you're looking to enjoy the culture at a renowned museum, explore the natural environment, or you just want to chow down on burgers and beer, Billings and the surrounding region is the perfect place to do it.
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State Parks Trip

Sure, Montana is most famous for being home to Glacier National Park (and for being the Gateway to Yellowstone, too!) but just because you can visit National Parks here doesn't mean the state parks are any less awesome. From unique wildlife and stunning scenery to historic caves and rugged hikes, you'll find that Montana has some really awesome state parks that are unlike anything you've ever experienced.
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A Miles City Meander

No one leaves Miles City a stranger. Expect smiles and waves from the locals on your first stroll through Main Street, plan on the patrons at the Hole in the Wall to ask where you're from and don't be surprised when the waiter at the Montana Rib and Chop remembers your dinner and drink from the time before.
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The Billings Scene

Folks have found Billings a comfy haven for at least 2,000 years—just study the paintings at Pictograph Cave State Park. The wildlife drawn on the cave's rock walls still roam this area—catch real-life glimpses along the Rimrock Trail or on a Yellowstone River float. Then fast forward to more recent history at the Moss Mansion, Pompeys Pillar National Monument or Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, less than an hour’s drive off I-90.
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Make for Makoshika

Makoshika State Park (the biggest in the state) packs a potent mix: deep ravines, miles of trails, abundant wildlife, fossils and even a disk golf course. Every summer, in Glendive, take in a play by the Montana Shakespeare Company or celebrate the return of the turkey buzzard in June with a run during Buzzard Day celebrations.
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Snow Much to Do Trip

If you’re at home on the mountain, look no further than Red Lodge. It’s only an hour away, and it provides visitors with a fantastic location to ski, snowboard and even snowshoe. This is a spot beginners will feel comfortable, too, with bunny hills and a convenient ski school option. Make sure you visit Main Street in Red Lodge and check out the restaurants and shops.
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State Parks and National Monuments Trip

Billings provides access to many State Parks and National Monuments. Make sure you carve out some time to visit the locations below. They'll provide you with breathtaking views and a learning experience unlike any other.
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Crow and Northern Cheyenne Trip

The Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes are some of the most influential people in our region's history. Explore the options in this itinerary to gain more knowledge of these people and Montana history as a whole.
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Billings Food Culture Roundup

Whether it’s a piece of fine jewelry or a craft beer, Whitefish is full of local artisans. Check them out on a self-guided walking tour along Central Avenue and the Railway district. Take time to wander into all the independently-owned shops and hunt for unique local treasures.
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