American Legion Rodeo
Photo courtesy: American Legion Rodeo
JJJ Wilderness Ranch
Photo courtesy: JJJ Wilderness Ranch
Photo courtesy: Donnie Sexton
General Merchandise Store
Photo courtesy: MTOT
Along the southern Rocky Mountain Front, Augusta is located on US Highway 287 53 miles west and slightly south of Great Falls and about 25 miles north of the Hwy 200/287 junction at Bowman's corner.
Waving prairie grasses and scattered timber invited cattlemen to the area in the early settlement days. Today, Augusta's heritage and livelihood remain rooted in "cowtown life." It's no small wonder that the legendary "Wildest One Day Show on Earth," the annual American Legion Rodeo, is an embedded community calendar event. With a population of about 250, the town literally bursts at the seams with the influx of people coming to town for a weekend of high stakes camaraderie.
A popular gateway to the Rocky Mountain Front, immense Bob Marshall and adjoining Scapegoat Wilderness, hikers, backpackers and horseback riders assemble in Augusta to access a million acres of unspoiled, rugged beauty in the high country. There are ten beautiful lakes ranging from 6 to 25 miles from town, and many excellent fishing streams close by. Guest ranches in the area offer riding, rustic cabins and hunting, fishing and sightseeing trips. The area teems with wildlife, and the real meaning of being in a major bird flyway is understood in the spring and fall.
In addition to the spectacular landscape, true western hospitality awaits visitors to Augusta with gift shops, an array of food and drink opportunities, motels, campgrounds and an RV park. Making friends in Augusta is as natural as enjoying burgers and beer.