23 Oct 2017

The following links contain information that can introduce you to the area and help you plan your trip.

To find attractions in relation to the Homestead our address is: 7655 Owl Gulch Road, Helena, MT 59601.  Just copy and paste in the address field where applicable.

Montana Field Guide: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/default.aspx

US Forest Service:  http://www.fs.usda.gov

Google Earth: http://www.google.com/earth/

Google Earth is an excellent site for exploring an area and checking out the sites.  A fabulous planning tool before you leave on your vacation.

Recreation.gov: http://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=1018&recAreaId=1018&agencyCode=70903

We are within reasonable distance to all necessities and many attractions:

HIKING:

Sawtooth Mountain                             2.5 miles, hike as the crow flies

Cap Mountain                                      4.8 miles, hike as the crow flies

Sheep Mountain                                   5.2 miles, hike as the crow flies

Hogback Mountain                              5.4 miles, hike as the crow flies

Sacajawea Mountain                            5.8 miles, hike as the crow flies

Fields Gulch                                         5.9 miles, hike as the crow flies

Coulter Canyon Campground              6.2 miles, hike as the crow flies

Middleman Mountain                          6.3 miles, hike as the crow flies

Meriwether Canyon Picnic Site           6.6 miles, hike as the crow flies

Candle Mountain                                  6.9 miles, hike as the crow flies

Willow Mountain                                 7 miles, hike as the crow flies

Moors Mountain                                   7.6 miles, hike as the crow flies

Shellrock Ridge                                    10 miles, hike as the crow flies

Elk Ridge                                              11.8 miles, hike as the crow flies

HIKE or DRIVE:

Hunters Gulch Trailhead                      3.5 mile drive, 1.6 miles, hike as the crow flies

Big Log Gulch Trailhead                     5.5 miles driving, 3.5 miles, hike as the crow flies

Missouri River, via Beaver Creek       5.5 miles driving, 4 miles, hike as the crow flies, Missouri Fishing Access

Montana Blue Jewel Mine                   6.6 miles drive, 4.8 miles, hike as the crow flies

Missouri River Canyon Tralhead         7 miles driving, 4.2 miles, hike as the crow flies

Refrigerator Canyon Trailhead            8.5 miles drive, 5.3 miles, hike as the crow flies

Beartrap Trailhead                               12.3 miles drive, 7.3 miles, hike as the crow flies

Hanging Valley Trail                           13.2 miles drive, 8 miles, hike as the crow flies, trail is 5.8 miles long

Indian Flats                                         17.7 mile drive, 6.8 miles, hike as the crow flies

DRIVE:

York Bar                                              7 miles

Hauser Lake                                        12.5 miles

Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine               15.5 miles

Canyon Ferry                                      19 miles

Black Sandy State Park                      22 miles

Gates of the Mountains Ferry             35 miles

Holter Lake                                         56.5 miles

IN HELENA:

Spring Meadow Lake State Park         24.4 miles, a State park in the city

Kindrick Legion Field                         26 miles

Great Northern Carousel                     26.3 miles

Cathedral of St. Helena                       26.4 miles

ExplorationWorks                               26.4 miles Kid friendly museum

Holter Museum of Art                         26.4 miles

Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall       26.5 miles

Original Governor's Mansion              26.7 miles

Grandstreet Theatre                             26.8 miles

Montana Historical Society Museum  27 miles

Montana State Capitol                         27.2 miles

Reeders Alley                                      27.3 miles

Montana Wild                                      27.5 miles

Archie Bray Foundation                      27.7 miles

There are many creeks to fish and of course, the Missouri River

Above is an example of the Rock Face that makes up the Gates of the Mountains.  You can see some caves in the face of the mountain.