Nye, Montana

Elevation: 4857 FT

Population: 272

County: Stillwater

Originally settled as a mining community, Nye gets its name from Jack Nye, who discovered copper and gold in the area. Nye sits on the Stillwater River, and provides ample access to pristine outdoor recreation areas in the Custer Gallatin and Shoshone national forests and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The area is also a popular spot for deer, elk, and bighorn sheep hunters, as well as fishermen. Hike the popular Stillwater River Trail to Sioux Charley Lake, through a gorge and up a river canyon to a lake. This is a year-round hike–a rarity in the Beartooths. Nye is home to the only Platinum/Palladium Mine in North America.

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