and Great Communities

Boulder

Is the seat of Jefferson County and located in a beautiful valley surrounded by magnificent mountains halfway between Helena and Butte. Boulder features a host of opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking and biking (bouldermtchamber.org). Home to the world famous Boulder Hot Springs Inn, Spa and Retreat Center; and radon health mines including the Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine and Sunshine Health Mine. Every August it is the site of the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo held the last weekend in August.

Basin

Historic buildings form much of the business district which includes a bar, two restaurants, a wellness center, small specialty shops and a pottery gallery. It is also home to the Merry Widow Health Mine . Basin is located ten miles south of Boulder along Interstate 15.

Bernice

Recreation enthusiasts can enjoy the Whitehouse USFS Campground. The Cottonwood Lake Trail/Thunderbolt Mountain area and Bear Gulch Trails are popular with both hikers and equestrians.Both trailheads feature trailer parking and hitching racks.

Cardwell

Sits at the mouth of the narrow and winding Jefferson Canyon. Visit Cardwell to fish and float the Jefferson River. Cardwell is just 11 miles from the amazing Lewis and Clark Caverns

Delmoe/Pipestone Area

Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating and camping at Delmoe Lake and the Ringing Rocks near Dry Mountain. Also, the Pipestone OHV area offers a trail system for two and four wheel motorized vehicles.

Elk Park

Is located on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 6,352 feet. Visitors can enjoy the Haystack Mountain Trail, Lowland Campground and the Sheepshead/Maney Lake Recreation area.

Clancy

Is close to the popular Sheepshead hiking and climbing area, and the Park Lake Campground which offers easy access to hiking, fishing, canoeing, ATV trails, and camping. and every June the community hosts Clancy's Day complete with a parade and other family activities. Also home to the Old Red Schoolhouse, built in 1898 is the site of the Jefferson County Museum which features displays on historical sites, ghost towns, mining, ranching, railroads and more.

Montana City

Is located at the very northern tip of Jefferson County and on top of one of the oldest prehistoric paleoindian sites in the state of Montana. Montana City is only six miles from the state capitol Helena.

Jefferson City

Was a stagecoach stop during the late 1800’s and is home to Tizer Gardens, Montana’s only Botanic Garden. The high altitude display garden is next to the Elkhorn Mountains along Prickly Pear Creek. Open May – September, Tizer Gardens features a gift shop, theme gardens and a plant nursery.

Whitehall

A great stopover between Butte and Bozeman, nestled in the Jefferson Valley and beneath the Tobacco Root and Highland Mountains. Whitehall is located within sixty miles of three major airports, four colleges, five ski resorts, seven rivers and mountain lakes for fishing, backpacking and boating. Annual Frontier Days celebration is the last weekend of July (whitehallchamberofcommerce.com).

Lodging

Boulder Hot Springs
31 Hot Springs Road
406-225-4339
boulderhotsprings.com

Mine Motel
888-224-1735

OZ Motel
114 N. Main Street
406-225-3364

The Ranch Bed & Breakfast
2120 Montana Highway 69
between Boulder & Whitehall
406-287-5835

Montana City
Elkhorn Mountain Inn
1 Jackson Creek Road
Montana City
406-442-6625
elkhornmountaininn.com

Borden’s Hotel
103 W. Legion St.
Whitehall
406-287-3282
bordenshotel.com

Iron Wheel Guest Ranch
40 Cedar Hills Road
Whitehall
406-494-2960
ironwheel.com

Rodeway Inn
515 N. Whitehall St.
Whitehall
406-287-5588
choicehotels.com

Homestake Lodge 530 Upper Rader Creek Rd
406-581-6202
homestakelodge.com

DINING

Leaning Tower of Pizza
110 Basin Street
Basin
406-225-9790

Silver Saddle Bar & Cafe
109 Basin Street
Basin
406-225-9995

The River Pizza & Subs
105 S. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-9100

Elkhorn Café & Supper Club
204 N. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-3213

Farmers Table
115 N. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-4281

Joe’s Pizza
104 N. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-3536

Mountain Good Restaurant
124 N. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-3382

Windsor
201 N. Main Street
Boulder
406-225-3335

LaHood Steakhouse & Tavern
960 Mt. Hwy 2 East
Cardwell
406-287-3281

Chubby’s Bar & Grill
9 E. Clancy Street
Clancy
406-933-5547

Legal Tender Pub & Bistro
7 Legal Tender Lane
Clancy
406-502-1393