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Frontier Forts & Trading Post Loop- 103 Miles

Fort Union

GETTING TO MONTANA IS EASIER THAN EVER

FRONTIER FORTS & TRADING POST LOOP | 103 Miles

Road Conditions:

This tour is a “Must Do” for history buffs. Start your travels from Culbertson to Sidney on MT 16, Sidney to Fort Union on MT 200, then to Hwy 2 and back to Culbertson.

THINGS TO SEE/DO:

Fort Union Trading Post on the Banks of the Missouri (built in 1829)

Fort Buford - Where Sitting Bull surrendered

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone River

Fairview Lift Bridge - 1913 vintage. At one time, this bridge was used for both cars and trains. Now, it is a walking trail across the Yellowstone River.

TIPS:

Gas Up. It may be 50 miles between gas stations.

Also be prepared for quickly changing weather in Big Sky Country.

Campgrounds and Motels are available.

For more info, call 1.800.653.1319, email 2mtmrc@nemontel.net or log onto missouririver.visitmt.com

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Fort Union Trading Post was the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri from 1828 to 1867.
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Fairview Bridge

The old Fairview Bridge, located about 3.5 miles east of Fairview across the North Dakota border, is also a vertical lift structure, but its lift span cannot be moved.
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