Experience Charming Philipsburg, Montana

Nestled in the rugged Sapphire Mountains of western Montana, halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park, lies the charming town of Philipsburg. With a population of just under 1,000, this historic town is a perfect destination for those seeking either an off-the-beaten-path day trip or a weekend getaway.

Philipsburg is known for its rich mining history, which you can explore at the Granite County Museum. The town’s downtown area also offers a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings.

If you plan to spend a few days exploring Philipsburg and the surrounding landscape, you’ll find several lodging options. If you want to immerse yourself in historic surroundings, check in at The Broadway Hotel, established in 1890, and restored in the present century. If you want a full luxury guest ranch experience, including a spa and outstanding cuisine, look no further than the Ranch at Rock Creek.

The nearby Sapphire Mountains offer hiking trails with stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. For a unique experience, you can try your hand at gemstone mining on a guided tour of the Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

After a day of exploring, indulge your sweet tooth at the Sweet Palace, a candy store offering over 1,000 different types of candy as well as handmade chocolates and fudge.

Philipsburg is located less than 80 miles from Missoula. Learn more and plan your trip at visitphilipsburg.com.