A Spectacular Setting
Surrounded by seven mountain ranges and vast tracts of public land, lakes, forests and rivers, southwest Montana is a recreation paradise.
What’s more, Montana Western is located close to two of the most treasured national parks in the western region and the area features incredible skiing, some of the world’s best fly fishing, hunting, climbing, hiking and numerous outdoor activities.
Dillon is situated in a sweeping valley into which the Ruby, Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers converge. Beaverhead River is a blue-ribbon trout stream that's a favorite for expert fly fishermen. There are several museums in Dillon devoted to preserving local history. Bannack State Park is located just southwest of Dillon. It is a registered historic landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. Over 50 buildings line Main Street recalling Montana's formative years.
You can learn more about activities in the Dillon, Montana, area by visiting the websites below:
Panorama Photo Credit: UMW Student Margaret Anderson