At the base of the Beartooths, Roscoe is surrounded by adventure and wild places. Less than 50 people call Roscoe home, and these residents are fiercely dedicated to preserving the history of their little hamlet—landmarks like the Hogan Schoolhouse along Highway 78.
The Luther-Roscoe Scenic Drive offers a short, 18-mile road trip through the rolling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains with idyllic views of rugged peaks, soft hills, wide-open grasslands, historic stock barns, one-room schoolhouses, and East Rosebud Creek. There are several pull-offs along the way including a Montana Highway Historic Marker interpreting how the Bozeman Trail cut through the landscape in the 1860s.
Just a few miles southeast of Roscoe you'll find Red Lodge Mountain, a Montana ski area delivering big mountain fun without big crowds or big prices. Nearby Cooney State Park, an irrigation reservoir, is a popular spot for boating, swimming, stargazing, camping and fishing. You’ll find good walleye and rainbow trout fishing here, boating opportunities are abundant, and 75 camping spots are available. There's also camping near Roscoe at East Rosebud Lake.
For Made-in-Montana souvenirs, stop by Pioneer Pottery on the banks of the East Rosebud River. Master potters Janet Hero Dodge and Julie Dickinson have been making, displaying and selling their hand-made functional pottery from their studio, as well as nationally and internationally, since 1972.