Where a rugged past meets a vibrant present, Central Montana remains an authentic experience unlike any other. With Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone National Park to the south, Central Montana is the perfect route to travel between two of America’s gems.
This route covers the area between Great Falls, White Sulphur Springs, and Helena, covering roughly 266 miles. This ride is doable in a single day, or you can split it into two leisurely-paced days to visit several attractions along the way.
You’ll ride through the charming mountain towns of Monarch and Neihart, cross Kings Hill Pass, and then into White Sulphur Springs. There are hot springs here and the water is used at the Spa Hot Springs to heat one large outdoor pool and two smaller pools. You don’t need to be a motel guest to soak, just pay a small fee and enjoy the thermal waters.
From Helena to Great Falls you can take portions of I-15 and the frontage road. The terrain on this 90 mile route will amaze you with rocky cliffs, grassy mountains and the Missouri River. For a break, stop in and enjoy the locally owned shops and eateries in Cascade, about 25 miles southwest of Great Falls.
Central Montana is a unique riding destination, and it's recommended you spend a couple of days in this area if you are traveling through.