Flanked by the beautiful backdrop of the Crazy Mountains, BigTimber is the gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and has some of the best blue-ribbon trout fishing in the state. Bordered on the north and east byprairie, and on the west and south by mountains, Big Timber features numerous outdoor activities and guided services, including ranch vacations, hiking, river floats, hunting, fishing, golf and the historical Big Timber rodeo. Area attractions include the Grand Hotel Bed and Breakfast and the Crazy Mountain Museum. On exhibit at the museum is the Cobblestone City, a detailed miniatureof Big Timber in 1907. The permanent rodeo display features the Cremer Rodeo ofthe 1930s. Part of the museum complex is a Norwegian Stabbur, or stone house, with artifacts from the area's Norwegian heritage, and a one-room schoolhouse, complete with ‘real' black boards and chalk, shared desks and pictures of the presidents. Big Timber has also recently been named as the designated site of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Population: 1,740 | Elevation: 4,091ft. | County: Sweet Grass | www.bigtimber.com
Photo courtesy of Howard Hecht