To us, the best people in the world are outsiders. People who embrace pure, unencumbered Montana in all its forms. Rock walls. Mighty rivers. Mountains stretching into big, blue skies.

But it’s also the people who go against the grain and believe that normal just isn’t good enough. People who crave boldness and authenticity, rather than settling for the same old. Billings was built on that outsider spirit. That despite appearances and naysayers, no climb was too steep. No trail was too rocky. No burger was too juicy. On the idea that staying true to our roots is more important than fitting in with everyone and everything else. That’s what is great about Billings. We’ve been authentic Montana since 1882. And maybe that makes us the outsiders of the bunch. Not sure about you, but that’s just fine with us. Because as we say:

 

Forge Your Own Path
WE WERE BORN TO BE OUTSIDERS

This time of year, our optimism flows as strongly as the Yellowstone River. The light from our big blue skies illuminates paths 
to unencumbered Montana adventures. And longer days mean more hours to explore all the state’s largest city has to offer. It’s a great time to be an outsider in Billings. So come visit us.

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BREW TRAIL PASS!

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Enjoy Local Craft Brews Outside the Norm

EXPLORE the billings brew TRAIL

The Billings Brew Trail treats hikers to the locally crafted, Montana-inspired goodness of 11 breweries, three distilleries, plus a cider mill and a winery. Many stops on the trail are located in close proximity along a 1.5-mile loop through the historic downtown.

 

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OUTSIDE THE CITY A RICH STORY UNFOLDS

The region surrounding Billings boasts historic landmarks that tell the history of southeastern Montana. Visit Pompeys Pillar National Monument to examine the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Or peek into ancient caves to observe evidence of early civilizations at Pictograph Cave State Park.

Explore a path Outside the Ordinary

There are many ways to explore outside in Montana. Sometimes it's in the car. Sometimes it's in a kayak. No matter how you like to immerse yourself in a destination, there's a path for you.

THE BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY

The most beautiful entrance to Yellowstone begins here.
breathtaking from start to finish

THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

The open road is calling you to magnificent views and untamed wilderness.chart a course to Adventure

SCENIC LOOPS

Experience Montana your way with breathtaking experiences by day and relaxing hospitality by night.
Miles of adventures await
HEAR FROM
THE LOCALS

The Billings Trail Guide program introduces visitors to local proprietors, artists, chefs and personalities that call Billings home. Because when it comes to exploring Billings like an "Outsider," the best recommendations come from our insiders.

 

 

What does it mean to truly be an outsider? Tag @montanastrailhead with all of your favorite Billings’ adventures.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Explore Arts, Culture and More in Montana's Trailhead
June 23
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this family event!
July 19
An olympic-style sports festival for people of all ages and abilities.
July 25 - 28
Come and join us for the largest balloon event in Montana. FREE for the whole family.