Red Lodge, Montana did not just become the Travel Montana’s world headquarters by accident.
In fact, I started Travel Montana’s sister company, Zephyr Adventures, when I was living in Minneapolis. I wanted to move back west and spent two weeks driving the towns and cities of Colorado and Montana. After reviewing at least a dozen towns, I finally selected Red Lodge as the absolutely best place to live and stage our business. Why?
- Red Lodge is quaint, with a wonderful main street filled with unique shops and art galleries, good restaurants, and fun watering holes. There are no stop lights in the county!
- Its population of 2,300 is much more diverse and interesting than you might expect, with a combination of local ranchers and farmers as well as those who moved in from other states.
- The adjacent Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area of nearly a million acres is an outdoors mecca with incredible alpine scenery and some of the best hiking anywhere in the world (and without the crowds).
- The small city is only one hour from Billings, one of the major airports in the state.
We know there are more famous cities in Montana. Big Sky attracts skiers, Whitefish attracts visitors to Glacier National Park, Bozeman is a hip college town, and West Yellowstone is the gateway to our nation’s number one national park. And we love all these fellow Montana gems.
But what Red Lodge and the Beartooth Mountains offer is a true Montana experience, with a wonderful small town and hiking trails that are practically deserted. It is a fantastic place to live and a fantastic place to visit.
It is because of this we are so proud to offer our Beartooth Hiking Vacation, our Red Lodge Multisport Vacation, and our Montana Family Vacation, each of which are based in Red Lodge. We get to show you why we love this little corner of the world, offering you the best of small town Montana.