Capitol Escape

Helena to Boulder to Whitehall to Virginia City to Ennis to Three Forks to Helena 
Time and Distance:  251 miles - six to eight hours, depending on stops and weather
This tour is classic eastern Montana.  You'll follow rivers and trout streams, pass through ghost towns, and completely circle two mountain ranges.  Every hour there's a small town with interesting watering holes.   Watch for antelope, elk, deer, and road killed beavers.  Bring your camera and a spare memory stick.  

Helena is the capitol of Montana.  Virginia City is an incredible ghost down.  Three Forks is the beginning of the Missouri River.  Lewis and Clark transited here over 200 years ago, and a lot of it is unchanged.  Enjoy. 

Map and Directions