Discover Montana's Rocky Mountain Front


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The Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front and local business owners are inviting Montanans to take a closer look at what the Front has to offer.

A state-wide tour recently promoted a newly revised Rocky Mountain Front Discovery Guide, highlighting the cultural and natural wonders to be found along the Front.

“The Front is a world-class destination and we want Montanans to know more about it,” said Bill Cunningham who runs an outfitting business based out of Choteau.  “It’s got something for everyone, from dinosaur digs and the state’s largest migratory elk herd to summer festivals and some of the best hiking opportunities in the state.”

The Rocky Mountain Front Discovery Guide contains a full color map, history, and community contacts along with recreation suggestions and information for hunters, anglers, hikers, packers, birders, or anyone wanting to visit and enjoy the Front. The revised edition features more information on local destinations and events in addition to a new section listing local’s top-ten picks on what to do while visiting. 

According to Gabrielle Rasmussen, president of the Choteau Chamber of Commerce, thousands of copies of the old guide have been distributed by local businesses along the Front and businesses are eagerly awaiting the new ones.

"The Discovery Guide allows people to find their way around and pinpoints top attractions," she said. "I think it does a great job of hitting on all the key aspects that make the area so unique - agriculture, tourism, local services and business, which all work together for the greater good."

The guide also highlights the strong link between the magnificent cultural and natural values of the land and the economic wellbeing of the local communities. 

“People come here to get away from it all -- to immerse themselves in nature, to hike in our mountains, and to relax in our communities,” said Sara Walsh, a local business owner in Augusta.  “Those visits are spiritually good for them, and economically good for us.”   

Businesses or others interested in obtaining copies of the Guide may pick up copies at the Latigo and Lace in Augusta or at the Country Hallmark in Choteau. The Guide is also available by contacting Holly Baker at 406-466-2600 or at