Glen is in Beaverhead County, Montana and lies on U.S. Route 91 south of Melrose and north of Dillon.
It is also home to the Big Hole River, one of the prettiest rivers in Montana.
Beginning at Skinner Lake, which is tucked away in the Beaverhead Mountains near the Idaho border, the Big Hole River flows for 155 miles. Historically, it is a popular destination for fly fishing, especially for trout. The accommodations and lodging here range from homely vacation rentals to cozy condo rentals.
More outdoor recreation adventures await visitors at the Beaverhead National Park.
This 3.3-million-acre forest is the nation's undiscovered jewel and visitors can find the primitive experience of wilderness, the freedom of driving backcountry roads and trails, fishing high-mountain lakes and streams and the serenity of small accommodations and rustic vacation rentals, where dinner tastes extra good because it was made over an open fire.
Dillon, south if Glen, began as an important shipping point and today has many points of interest.
These include Beaverhead County Museum: exhibits include early mining and ranching exhibits, Indian artifacts and natural history. The bones of a mammoth and a branded boardwalk are among impressive indoor and outdoor displays. The Seidensticker Wildlife Collection is a featured exhibit at the gallery on the campus of University of Montana-Western. The Historical Walking Tour takes a look at turn-of-the-century architecture on homes and buildings dating from Montana's gold rush era. The Clark Canyon Reservoir offers many fishing access sites and a park that provides areas for boating, picnicking and camping, 20 miles south of Dillon.
Dillon has no shortage of its own charming accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental choices.
The Lewis & Clark trail sites near Dillon include Camp Fortunate, Clark's Lookout, Beaverhead Rock and others. The Nez Perce National Historic Trail is a 1,170-mile trail that follows the route of Chief Joseph's bands, including the battlefield site in the Big Hole Valley. Big Hole Battlefield
, located northwest of Dillon, is an interpretive center and historic trails tell the vivid story of the 1877 battle between five bands of the Nez Perce and Colonel John Gibbon's troops, joined by settler volunteers.
Bannack State Park, off Highway 278 west of Dillon, offers a ghost town adventure
at the site of Montana's first big gold strike and territorial capital, the home of crooked Sheriff Henry Plummer.
Visitors should also make sure to visit the Elkhorn Hot Springs
, 46 miles from Dillon on the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, to take a soak in the mineral waters. With mountain backdrops in all directions, the area is situated in a sweeping valley into which the Ruby, Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers drain.
Dillon celebrates 'Montana's biggest weekend'
with the annual Jaycee Labor Day rodeo which features professional rodeo excitement, big-name entertainment, parade and more.
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