Play in Butte Montana
FISHING / HUNTING
The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness to the west of Butte is accessible from the Big Hole River Valley or the Georgetown Lake-Philipsburg area, providing primitive hiking and horseback riding. The Humbug Spires area south of Butte offers a unique geologic setting for hiking or rock climbing. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management offer over 400 miles of motorized trails 30 minutes from Butte to the east at the Whitetail-Pipestone area and to the south at Fleecer Mountain.
Over 10 miles of great trails can also be found within the Butte city limits. The Copperway and BA&P trails, named for the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific electric railroad, allow trail users to learn about Butte’s colorful history. Hike the ‘M’ at Big Butte, a 300-acre open space area with several loop trail opportunities. Try the Whiskey Gulch Mountain Bike Skills Park or the disc golf course at Montana Tech, next to Big Butte. Enjoy bird watching at Blacktail Creek along the Schotte-Ulrich and Poore-Wilde trails.
Ride a bike along one of the largest creek-restoration projects in the world, the 26-mile Greenway Trail from Butte to Anaconda. Portions of the Greenway are still under construction, but many miles west of Butte are completed and readily accessible from several trailheads. Most urban trails are paved for yearlong access. Finally, Maud S Canyon Trail puts nature within easy reach of urban Butte, providing a loop trail great for a sunset hike or bike ride up Butte’s majestic East Ridge. Adventurers looking for a longer hike or ride can follow the Maud S Trail all the way to the CDNST. Trail maps are available at the Butte Chamber Visitor Center, BLM or Forest Service.
PARKS AND RECREATION
CAMPING / PICNICKING
Highland View Golf Course | bsb.mt.gov | 406.494.7900
As the name suggests, Highland View has a wonderful view of the Highland Mountains south of town. The regulation nine-hole course was built in 1939. It is a par 35. This course has two challenging par 3 holes; small greens require accuracy and different tees for the back nine. It takes about two hours to play even when busy. The par 3 course was built in 1980, and has a full swing on every hole. The greens are excellent with a lot of character. It’s great fun for all members of the family and a nice walk in the park. Highland View is located in Butte’s Stodden Park. The park entrance is off Dewey Boulevard on South Utah Avenue.
Butte Country Club | www.buttecountryclub.org | 406.494.2394
The Butte Country Club is a member-owned private country club that provides its members golf, racquetball, swimming, tennis, and fine dining opportunities. The course is an 18-hole, challenging par 70. The club also provides a driving range to master technique or warm up before a round. The Butte Country club is located at 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave.
Fairmont Golf Course | www.fairmontmontana.com | 406.797.3000
Fairmont’s Golf Course features an outstanding 6,741 yard, 18-Hole, par 72 layouts. Fairmont’s “mile high, mile-long” 5th Hole is recognized as one of the most challenging among Montana golf courses. The green is a mile high and the Tee Box is 649 yards away, making this par 5 one of the longest holes in Montana. Fairmont’s 3rd hole features Montana’s largest green, a three-tiered 10,000 square foot putting surface.
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