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Absarokee

Absarokee

Named for the Crow Indians—the original stewards of the land—this small (all of 2 square miles) and scenic valley community below the Beartooth Mountain foothills is a popular “stop along the way” on Montana Highway 78 between Red Lodge and Columbus.

Adventures frequently begin in Absarokee–including rafting and fishing the Stillwater and Yellowstone rivers, hiking in the Absarokee-Beartooth Wilderness and horseback riding with Paintbrush Adventures.

At the end of a fun, frolic-filled day, relax and unwind at The Big Yellow House, a charming bed-and-breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Take the scenic routes: The stunning Beartooth Front Scenic Drive passes right through town, the Bridger Creek Backcountry Drive begins just outside of town, and the Absarokee Scenic Loop offers 40 miles of panoramic splendor beginning and ending right in town, where you'll find basic services as well as some local Montana treasures.

Absarokee is home to the Montana BBQ Cookoff held the last Sunday in June every year. This event is a Kansas City Sanctioned BBQ event where approximately 20 competitors face off for the creation of the best BBQ dishes. Get your fill of ribs, brisket pulled pork, craft beer, live music and small-town spirit.  

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