Towns Near Bitterroot Valley Montana

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The Bitterroot Valley spans from Missoula in the north to Lost Trail Pass in the south and is flanked by the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Sapphire Mountains to the east. A number of unique towns sit along Highway 93 that runs right through the valley.

Lolo

A junction between Missoula, the Bitterroot Valley, and Lolo Pass, Lolo is a great place to stock up before venturing on. Head north to Missoula, south through the Bitterroot Valley, or west over Lolo Pass.

Florence

This tiny town might be easy to miss. But stop by and view wildlife at the Threemile Wildlife Management area or head straight to the Bitterroot River to fish.

Stevensville

Head to Stevensville to visit the St Mary's Mission and the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge.

Victor

Stroll through Victor's quaint downtown and then hit the trails, just minutes west of town in the Bitterroot Mountains.

Corvallis

The small town of Corvallis is known primarily for its history. Explore the Teller Wildlife Refuge and the many historic buildings in town.

Hamilton

The cultural hub of the valley, Hamilton is also the county seat. Downtown is lined with shops and restaurants and the area features many annual events.

Darby

At the southern end of the valley, Darby boasts great fishing along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, as well as fun annual events like the Darby Logger Days.

Sula

At the far southern end of the valley, Sula marks the end of Bitterroot Valley and the beginning of Lost Trail Pass. There isn't much of a town here, but the area is known for its ski resort, hot springs, and access to backcountry trails.

Salmon (ID)

Continue over Lost Trail Pass and head further south along Highway 93 to Salmon Idaho. The town is known as the gateway to whitewater rafting along the Main and Middle Forks of the Salmon River.

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