Located at the confluence of the Stillwater and Yellowstone rivers, Columbus offers plenty of outdoor recreation, including fishing and backpacking. Visit the Museum of the Beartooths for an understanding of area history, including artifacts of the Rosebud River Crow Indians, Northern Pacific Railroad memorabilia and World War II history.
This full-service community, which lies in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountain Range, boasts the “most scenic route to Yellowstone Park,” via Montana Highway 78 and U.S. Highway 212, over the Beartooth Pass.
Population: 2,039 | Elevation: 3,600ft. | County: Stillwater | http://www.StillwaterCountyChamber.com
Photo courtesy of Bradley Gordon