Things to Do

Golfing

The Beaverhead Golf Course is 9-holes, and 100 acres of grass fairways, bent grass, and large greens with a small creek running through two fairways.  Beautiful poplar, pine, and willow trees line the fairways and greens. The Beaverhead’s practice facility includes a driving range, and spacious putting green. One of the friendliest courses in Southwest Montana, the Beaverhead Golf Course provides a full-service bar, spacious dining room and a large deck for meeting friends and watching the sunset over the Pioneer Mountains!

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Hiking to the “B” and the “M”

The Beaverhead Trails Coalition trailhead is along Ten Mile Road/Reeder Street in Dillon.  Your hike could be as short as 30 minutes to 3 hours. Beaverhead Trails Coalition owns 1,114 acres of land on the west edge of Dillon, with 10 miles of trails to enjoy. These trails are for hiking, biking, running and horseback riding. You can enjoy vast views of the Pioneer Mountains to the west and to the east, overlooks Dillon and the Beaverhead River!

Ghost Towns

In Beaverhead County, we have two types of ghost towns:

Well-Preserved Ghost TownBannack State Park - Bannack was First Territorial Capital of Montana and the first Montana gold strike!

Ghost Town RuinsCoolidge in the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest - Coolidge was a small town in 1919 created as a silver mining town.  It was named after Calvin Coolidge, who was friends with the founder William R. Allen of the Boston-Montana Development Corporation. By 1923, the silver prices had plummeted and the whole operation was in receivership.

Splash Park | Jaycee Park

Dillon boasts a wonderful summer-time splash park at Jaycee Park at 122 Sebree St. It is clean and full of fun!  New in 2022/23, shelters over picnic areas and more!  Plus, there is a wonderful play park next door!

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Fly Fishing & Hunting

Fly fishing in the Beaverhead or Big Hole Rivers is a dream come true for avid anglers! There are too many fishing access sites to name, but visit Frontier Anglers, Big Hole Lodge or Silver Bow Club to get started!  There are also countless remote mountain lakes from which to choose.

 

Every fall, hunters come from miles around for the hunt of a lifetime. For your dream hunting trip, visit 2H Outdoors,  Montana High Country Tours or Silver Bow Club to book that once in a lifetime hunt!

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Hot Springs, SXS, Sledding & Horses...Oh My!

Every spring, summer and fall, you will find the area buzzing with explorers on side by sides or horses or folks relaxing in natural hot springs!  Visit Jackson Hot Springs or Elkhorn Hot Springs for more information.  Rent your side by side at Pipestone Rentals & Adventures!

Every fall and winter, the mountains are shredded by sledders!  Beaverhead Adventures has the sled for your trip.  Or book a Stay & Sled vacation at Montana High Country Tours to book that once in a lifetime trip!

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Ride a horse in Montana!  Learn to ride a horse or book a trail ride in the mountains with Diamon 7 Western Riding!  Book a lesson or a trail ride with Diamond 7 Western Riding!

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Look for the Trail of Bales!

Every fall season, our local ranchers "loan" large round bales and small squares to our Chamber, so that our businesses may be creative and decorate the bales in creative designs!  Always fun to drive around town and see these autumn decorations!  For more information, email info@beaverheadchamber.org

On the Saturday before Halloween each year, Dillon celebrates the season with the Halloween Fall Fest - Trunk or Treat...Dillon-Style!  Downtown merchants open their doors to gools and goblins for tricks or treat goodies and games for the kids!  Other area attractions in the fall include:  Beaverhead Maze & Pumpkin Patch and the Metlen Hotel Scary Tours!  Check their website or info@beaverheadchamber.org

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On the first Friday evening in December each year, Dillon brings in the holiday season with our Parade of Lights and Christmas Stroll!  At 6 pm, Santa lights the Christmas Tree at the County Courthouse and the Parade of Lights begins!  Followed by strolling through decorated downtown shops, hot chocolate, gift wrapping, caroling, and so much more! Festival of Trees fund raising is also happening during this time.  A GREAT weekend to visit Dillon Montana!  For more information: info@beaverheadchamber.org