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Popularly known as the gateway to Yellowstone Park, Red Lodge, Montana, is a charming and historical mountain town. Visitors commonly come through via the Beartooth Highway, revered by some as the most scenic roadway in America. It passes a variety of ecosystems from lodge pole pine forests to tundra, lakes and 20 mountain peaks.
Stop by The Pollard Hotel, a restored hotel known for its extensive range of western history. In 1897, guests witnessed the Sundance Kid rob the Red Lodge Bank adjacent to the hotel. The Pollard also boasts a long guest list of western legends such as Buffalo Bill Cody and Calamity Jane.
Red Lodge has an abundance of recreational activities for every family member. With the autumn leaves changing color, the hiking and biking trails, such as the Morrison Jeep Trail or Silver Run Trail, are stunning with the spectacle of turning leaves. Fishing, skiing and camping also bring many visitors to Red Lodge.
After a day of exploration, grab a pint and a tour at the Red Lodge Ales Brewery or eat at Red Lodge’s oldest and most unique fast food restaurant located inside a 100-year-old boxcar, Red Box Car.
For more information about this historical and recreational town, visit their website at redlodge.com.