Total tour distance: 358 miles
Daily tour distance: 59 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
On this stunning weeklong tour you’ll experience Big Sky Country in all its glory. We’ll travel through spectacular mountain ranges and broad scenic valleys, enjoy quiet roads, and explore terrain that boasts loads of history and hosts more cattle than humans.
The tour will kick off in Bozeman and travel across high plains to the blue-ribbon waters of the Madison River. We’ll climb through the Tobacco Root Mountains before descending past the historic ghost towns of Virginia City and Nevada City. Our group will follow the Jefferson River into the ranching town of Dillon, where we’ll take in the remote Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway. We’ll briefly parallel the Big Hole River before ascending to the Continental Divide and stunning 360-degree views. Then we’ll roll into the legendary copper mining city of Butte and toward the headwaters of the Missouri River, so prominent in the journals of Lewis and Clark. From here it’s a leisurely cruise through wheat fields and ranchlands back to Bozeman and the completion of this grand Big Sky loop!