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Cities and Towns of South Central Montana
Big Sky
Big Timber
Cooke City
Gallatin Gateway
Red Lodge
West Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

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Big Timber

"Horse Whisperer"

Movies Filmed in Bozeman
"A River Runs Through It"

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"A River Runs Through It"
"Horse Whisperer"

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Red Lodge

"Ballad of Little Jo"
"Missouri Breaks"
"Triumphs of a Man Called Horse"

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South Central Montana Travel Region
Yellowstone Country

South Central Montana is best known for its share of the Yellowstone National Park. Approximately eight percent of the park extends into South Central Montana, which is a patchwork of national forests, scenic drives and historic attractions.

Bison at Yellowstone National Park

The city of Bozeman lies northwest of Yellowstone in the heart of the beautiful Gallatin Valley and is a favorite jumping off place for numerous types of recreation. Missouri Headwaters State Park, 35 miles northwest of Bozeman, at the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers, is a favorite location for kayaking and canoeing. Local river guides can organize a tour of some of the historic Lewis and Clark stopping points along the Missouri River.

Numerous ski areas pepper the region, which isn't surprising, since the heart of the Rocky Mountains cuts through this area. Southeast of Bozeman, near the town of Roscoe, the 9,416-foot Red Lodge Mountain commands 1,600 acres of skiable terrain in the Beartooth Mountain Range.

Straddled between the northeast tip of Yellowstone and Red Lodge Mountain, sits Grasshopper Glacier, elevation 11,000, feet named for the millions of grasshoppers embedded in it. Montana's highest mountain, Granite Peak (el. 12,799), nearby, is proving ground for seasoned mountain climbers. It is considered one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the lower 48.

Interstate 90 intersects the upper half of the region and a spider web of state roads that are almost as numerous as Montana's rivers connect with every corner and natural wonder in the region. Camping areas as well as lodges and other accommodations are salted throughout Montana's south-central area, making it a prime vacation destination.

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