Five Scenic Drives Near Billings
Have you Taken any of the Scenic Drives?
Summer is here, and that means one thing for those who love to get out: relaxing drives on picturesque roads. If you live near Billings you probably recognize some of these. But have you gotten out there recently and driven for the sake of driving? The experience changes from getting from A to B, to a relaxing time in the car.
Read up on a few of the drives near Billings. Then make a plan to spend a weekend cruising along the scenic highways that we have nearby. Of course if you hit a deer, you know that Big Sky Collision Center, your auto body shop in Billings, is here to get you fixed up!
Of course we have to start our list with the Beartooth Pass. Once described as the “most beautiful drive in America” this winding pass takes you up above tree level. With plenty of pull-outs you don’t have to stay in your vehicle. Instead, get out on occasion and take a look around. Try to spot mountain goats, marvel at the mountains, and if you have a convertible feel the cool mountain air on your face.
Morrison Jeep Trail
Perhaps highway driving isn’t the life for you. That’s ok, we have you covered! The Morrison Jeep Trail is one of the best off-roading trails we have nearby. It starts at the end of the Clark Canyon in Wyoming. Then it winds its way up through the canyon climbing up the steep sides until you pop out on the top of the Beartooth Highway. You’ll need a good 4-wheel drive rig to get up this one.
North of Billings we have a variety of mountains that don’t get quite as much attention as the Beartooths do. But they have a beauty all their own. You can actually start this drive in Forsyth and work your way along the Musselshell River all the way to Helena. But for a bit shorter route head to Roundup, and drive to White Sulphur Springs.
Nye, Montana is a great little town. Right at the base of the mountains and near the headwaters of the Stillwater River. It’s also the starting point for the Stillwater Road. This road winds its way along the river until you hit Absarokee. Picturesque canyons, rapids tumbling over boulders, and views of the mountains. Definitely one to check out!
Want to see the back country near where you drive all the time? Take Joliet Road from Columbus to Joliet! This drive won’t take you long, and the first part follows close to the Yellowstone River. It’s a fantastic place to see the ranches and farms that make up a huge part of our Montana economy.
Big Sky Collision Center Encourages Safe Driving Adventures
While we shouldn’t have to say it, we do have to say it. Get out there and see what Montana has to offer, but be safe! Don’t drive too fast, or too slow, wear your seatbelt, and pull all the way off the road if you want to admire the scenery.