Red Lodge is a resort and ranching community with a colorful past. The town is surrounded by the Custer National Forest
, and lies in the foothills of the magnificent Beartooth Mountains where 28 peaks rise over 12,000 feet. Many of the buildings in the downtown business district are locally owned and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Carbon County Historical Society and Museum highlights Red Lodge featuring the Greenough rodeo collection, an extensive historic gun collection, an interactive coal mine exhibit, and much more. This museum is a valuable resource for those with an interest in the history of coal mining activities of this country. Mining defined Red Lodge, and this small town tucked away amid the mountain ranges managed to become an important source for coal in the early 1900's. Annually celebrated for over 60 years, the Red Lodge Festival of Nations continues to honor its roots as a coal mining town through the diverse ethnic groups that worked and settled the area.
Red Lodge Mountain Resort is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, 70 runs of great winter and spring skiing with a vertical drop of 2400 feet, and its 18-hole public golf course beneath the breathtaking Beartooth Mountains.
Red Lodge's Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit, educational center with over 70 native animals that cannot be returned to the wild, the only facility of its kind in Montana. This rescue features black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, wolves, raptors, fox, bison, deer, elk, cranes, owls, and more.
Designated a National Scenic Byway, the Beartooth All-American Road is one of the most beautiful drives in America. Reaching heights of nearly 11,000 feet, this 53 mile, 2 hour drive offers skytop views of snowcapped peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes, and vast plateaus. Recreational opportunities are abundant in the area traversed by the Byway. Visitors can ski and snowboard through June, hike, and view and photograph alpine flowers, wildlife, and magnificent vistas.
Red Lodge Chamber