Red Lodge is a resort and ranching community with a colorful past that looks onto 28 peaks rising over 12,000 feet. This charming alpine town is nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Beartooth Mountains and is surrounded by Custer National Forest
. Many of the downtown business district are locally owned and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the buildings housing these businesses were built between 1880 and 1915.
Carbon County Historical Society and Museum highlights historic Red Lodge with Greenough rodeo collection, extensive historical gun collection, interactive coal mine exhibit and much more. The museum is a valuable resource for those who have an interest in looking into the 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 part of this century. Annually celebrated for over 50 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 friendly people, great spring skiing, and its 18-hole public golf course beneath the breathtaking Beartooth Mountains.
Red Lodge's Beartooth Nature Center is a nonprofit, educational center with over 100 native wild animals that cannot be returned to the wild. This is the only facility of its kind in the state. View and pet native wild and domestic animals. Elk, deer, pronghorns, bears, mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, foxes, farm animals and more.
Designated a National Scenic Byway, the Beartooth All-American Road is one of the most beautiful drive in America. Reaching heights of nearly 11,000 feet, this 53.7-mile, three-hour drive offers skytop views of snowcapped peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes and plateaus. Recreation opportunities are abundant in the area traversed by the Byway. Visitors can cross-country ski in June and July; hike across the broad plateaus; view and photograph wildlife.
Elevation: 5,555 feet
Red Lodge Chamber