Choteau is a city in and the county seat of Teton County
. It lies along U.S. Routes 89 and 287 (the latter terminating at the former in this city) about 20 miles (32 km) east of the Rocky Mountains, near Flathead National Forest, the Rocky Mountain Division of Lewis and Clark National Forest, and Glacier National Park. Accommodations and lodging range from mountain view vacation rentals to town center condo rentals.
Choteau is surrounded by outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities
on the Lewis and Clark National Forest and in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Hiking, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling are enjoyed in this beautiful area. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at Eureka Reservoir located 8 miles north west of Choteau on Teton Canyon Road. This is truly a great place with picnic areas and overnight vacation rental, condo rental and other accommodation options.
Freezeout Lake, located 4 miles south of Choteau, is a bird watchers paradise.
Each year visitors come from miles around to view the 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans that gather in March.
Choteau is near one of the most important paleontology sites in the world, Egg Mountain.
The Old Trail Museum in Choteau is home to the Maiasaura type fossil, which is the Montana State Fossil. The 3-D display can be viewed during the summer operating season. Also showcased is the Egg Mountain find along with a commentary on the significance to the paleontology world.
Eateries in town include a coffee house for all ages and the Elk Country Grill is one of Choteau's finest eateries.
Visitors will not only enjoy great home cooking and deli foods but also comfortable accommodations and vacation rentals.
Glacier National Park, a mere 2hours north of Choteau, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The park is a stunning display of the geological processes that changed North America over the last billion years. The rock formations in the park are almost entirely sedimentary, laid down 1600 to 800 million years ago when this area was an inland sea. Different trails offer visitors close encounters with animals from mountain goats to pine martens. The park is also one of the largest remaining natural grizzly habitats, and during late summer, grizzlies will often come to lower elevations to eat the area's popular berries and catch fish in the lakes.
From outdoor recreation, natural history and breathtaking nature to charming accommodations and unique vacation rentals, Choteau is a great vacation spot.