Dillon is a small, western town surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Dillon has eclectic shops, art galleries, spas/salons, hiking trails, restaurants, and saloons. Dillon is situated in a sweeping valley into which the Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers converge. Beaverhead River is a blue-ribbon trout stream that's a favorite for expert fly fishermen. Big Hole River is also a blue-ribbon trout stream with breath-taking views through the Wise River Canyon.
The Beaverhead County Museum in Dillon is devoted to preserving our local history. The country’s best preserved ghost town, Bannack State Park, located just southwest of Dillon. A nationally registered historic landmark, Bannack was Montana's First Territorial Capital and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. Over 50 buildings line the Main Street recalling Montana's formative years. Beaverhead County also has another type of Ghost Town, Coolidge. An abandoned silver mine from the early 1900's, Coolidge is located off the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest. Use Dillon as your basecamp, while you explore!
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Dillon is home to the largest of the national forests in Montana, covering 3.35 million acres. The Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway and the Big Sheep Creek Backcountry Byway are two must-see car trips. Then hit the trails from there!
Dillon has an eclectic blend of fantastic shops to browse!
From Custom Saddles to Custom Boots!
From Ranch Supply to Hardware Stores!
From Local Artists’ Galleries to Alpaca Socks and Sweaters!
From a Furniture Store to Archery and Trading Post!
From unique Gift Shops to an Incredible Bookstore!
From Spas to Salons – Dillon has it all!
The Beaverhead River is one of the premier brown trout fishing rivers in Montana. The Beaverhead produces more large trout brown trout on a consistent basis than any other river in Montana. The Big Hole River is the last river in the lower 48 that has a significant population of Artic Greyling.