Sitting on Rock Creek and central to both Billings and Red Lodge, Joliet is located within a few hours of many historical sites. If you're traveling to Yellowstone National Park from Billings, you'll pass through Joliet on Highway 212 before reaching one of the most scenic drives in America—the Beartooth Highway. Enjoy the many surrounding year-round recreational opportunities like hiking, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding and skiing.
Joliet boasts a large historic residential district, and the old Rock Creek State Bank anchors “downtown” Joliet—one of several buildings in town listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nearby Cooney State Park is one of the region’s most popular recreation spots for boating, swimming, camping and walleye and rainbow trout fishing. It’s also one of the best spots in the state for stargazing. Witness a mind-blowing display of constellations, galaxies, planets and nebulae, point out the Milky Way, and, if you’re extra lucky, maybe even see the northern lights.
Meet western hospitality at its finest at the Botts Family Motel A stay at the Botts Family Motel, the perfect spot to get a good night’s rest before embarking on Beartooth Highway drive into Yellowstone National Park.