2021 Bitterroot Valley Tourism & Relocation Guide

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WELCOME

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The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. We invite you to relax and enjoy the many wonders our valley has to offer. Breathtaking scenery, hiking, bicycling, skiing, fishing, hunting, and camping, are just some of the activities here for you to enjoy. Our valley, 96 miles in length and 25 miles wide, is nestled between two mountain ranges - the Bitterroots on the west and the Sapphires on the east. This natural setting creates a sublime year-round climate and has earned us the reputation as the ‘Banana Belt of Montana’. The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce is comprised of six (6) distinct communities with a modest population of only 43,806. Each community has its own story to tell and we urge you to visit them and find your little piece of Montana to take home with you.

We invite you to our communities, our culture and our way of life here in the Bitterroot Valley. The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce extends our invitation to come, see and enjoy the many grandeurs our piece of Western Montana has to offer. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you as you explore our valley from Florence to Sula.

Al Mitchell Executive Director Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TOURISM INFORMATION

Corvallis Community 07 Darby Community 08 Florence Community 09 Hamilton Community 10 Stevensville Community 11 Sula Community 12 Victor Community 13

BITTERROOT ACTIVITIES Outdoor Adventures 17-19 Historic Attractions 19-20 Locally Crafted Libations 21 Agriculture & Farms 22 Youth Activities 23 Arts & Entertainment 24 Annual Events & Festivals 25-26 Biking the Bitterroot Trail 29-30 Suggested Hikes 31-32 Bitterroot Fishing Access Sites 34 Scenic Area Drives 36

RELOCATION INFORMATION

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Daly Mansion 41 Fort Owen 42 St. Mary’s Mission 43-44 Accomodations 45-46 Demographics & Valley Profile 47 Education 48 Local Parks & Walking Trails 51-53 Bitterroot National Forest 55-56 Restaurants 57-58 Bitterroot Map 59 Community Resources 60-62 2021 Chamber Member Directory 63-81


RECREATION RECREATION || LAND LAND || SPORTING SPORTING || AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURE Your Local Ranch & Recreation Specialists Jan King 406.369.4313 Jan.King@ranchmt.com

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ADVERTISER INDEX Thank you to our advertisers for supporting this publication and making it possible! A2Z Personnel Art Focus Fine Art & Custom Framing Anglers Lodge & Cabins Big Sky Builders Bitter Root Humane Association Bitterroot Brewfest Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering Bitterroot College Bitterroot River Inn Bobbi J. Lockhart / Kerry Hanson, PureWest Christie’s Bruce Gould, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Cardinal Properties Catered Table Chapter One Book Store Cheryl G. Smith, ERA Lambros Real Estate City Center Motel Clearwater Credit Union Clearwater Montana Properties Clearwater Systems Coldwell Banker / Western States Associates Copper Poppy Boutique Daly Mansion Edge Restaurant, The / Hamilton Wine & Liquor Engel & Volkers Real Estate Exit Realty Bitterroot Valley Farmers State Bank First American Title Company First Security Bank Grizzly Broadband Hamilton’s Farmers Markets JKL Electric Joni Z Real Estate Julie Fillingham, Re/Max Advantage Kathleen Manganaro, PureWest Christie’s Kookabura / Salmon River Rafting Lankford Drafting & Design Inc. Lora Lin Aesthetics Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Mikesell’s Fine Jewelry

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BITTERROOT MONTANA 2021

is published by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. Copyright 2021 by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. PROJECT SALES, PRODUCTION & DESIGN by Jodi Wright PHOTOS PROVIDED BY Perry Backus, Denny Wright, Chuck Stranahan and the Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District

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CORVALLIS

COMMUNIT Y OF

Corvallis, as its name suggests, is “the heart of the Bitterroot Valley.” Visit its historic buildings, drive or bike its rural roads, explore the river as it flows through the area…..for a taste of life in the valley as it was and as it is. The annual American Legion Memorial Day Parade is a not-to-bemissed event in Corvallis. The parade was first organized by returning World War I veterans, and has continued since to honor men and women who have died in our nation’s service. This is a wonderful event for people of all ages. It is preceded by a pancake breakfast, followed by a carnival, and draws people from all over the valley. Corvallis was one of the first settlements in the valley. Some of the Bitterroot’s most fertile soils are located in the Corvallis area, and the community has a long agricultural history, which continues to this day. Corvallis is home to the Western Montana Agricultural Research Experiment Station. Numerous historic farm houses along the Eastside Highway and along back roads attest to the area’s history, as do many buildings in the town area of Corvallis. Memories Café occupies a building built in 1881 as the first protestant church in the valley. The Brooks day care center, occupies the former Brooks Hotel, ordered from a catalog and constructed in 1894! A wagon train brought Elijah and Margaret Chaffin to the Corvallis area in 1864. The Chaffin homestead is now part of The Teller, a private wildlife refuge, which offers lodging in the historic Chaffin and Slack houses. In 1871, a post office was established in Corvallis and the town site was platted in 1879. Corvallis has grown along with the rest of the valley, but remains an unincorporated community. 7

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In 1867, the first public school was opened, in what was then Missoula County, and Corvallis officially became School District No.1, a designation it still carries on Ravalli County records. Most residents would agree that the Corvallis community, in many ways, is centered around and defined by its schools. The Corvallis School District currently educates approximately 1,350 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and is the second largest school district in the county. The Corvallis Schools have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and progressive, child-centered educational programs. The U.S. Department of Education awarded Corvallis Middle School recognition as a Blue Ribbon School in 2002. The Corvallis community is shaped by its volunteer organizations. The Corvallis School District is governed by the elected, volunteer Corvallis School Board. Through donations, the volunteer Corvallis School Foundation supports programs that enrich and enhance the academic programs of the school district. In 2007, an all-weather track, football field, soccer fields, and playground were completed on school district property through the fundraising efforts of community members who formed the Corvallis Community Events Center Foundation. The Corvallis Volunteer Fire Department offers first class service to Corvallis with the latest up-to-date fire hall and meeting room along the Woodside Cut-Off Road.


DARBY

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Darby is a small town located at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley in southwestern Montana, known for its big town rodeos! Darby was named in 1888 by its Postmaster James Darby; and its overall architecture has a distinct western flair. Log buildings still stand as a reminder of the gold dust days. Darby’s Pioneer Memorial Museum was originally one of the first hand-hewn homestead cabins built in the area. Warm, friendly people will greet you at the unique shops, grocery store, post office, library, restaurants, saloons and lodging establishments. Visitors will enjoy the National Museum of Forest Service History located here. Darby is a rural small town that is horse-friendly. The lifestyle is laid back. The pace is slow. There are so many activities to participate in and enjoy, because Darby is the gateway to nature’s playground. The Richard Cromwell Memorial Rodeo Grounds host a variety of events including the Riggin’ Rally, Senior Pro Rodeo, Twisted Nut and Wild West Rodeo. Highlights of this prime recreation area include Alta Ranger Station, Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum, Lake Como Recreation Area, Lost

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Trail Ski Area, Painted Rocks Lake, Skalkaho Falls, and 3.5 million acres of untouched wilderness. The first USDA Forest Service ranger station was established in Darby, and visitors will enjoy the National Museum of Forest Service History located there. This is a great place to visit for families, four-wheelers, hikers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, anglers, hunters, nature lovers, photographers, skiers, and sightseers. The incredible scenery in western Montana will revitalize you. With a population in 2007 of 853 people, the town is a quiet one with spectacular scenery and fabulous fishing opportunities. Just minutes away are the East and the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, known for some of the finest fishing in the country. The Painted Rocks State Park and reservoir, as well as other streams and lakes, make Darby prime territory for the fishing enthusiast. With Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, and Westslope Cutthroat Trout prevalent, Darby and its surrounding areas is the perfect fishing destination providing a once in a lifetime Big Sky experience.

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FLORENCE

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Its earlier settlers called the town ‘One Horse’ for the little creek that drains through it from the Bitterroot Mountains. In 1880, the town was renamed Florence for the wife of A.B. Hammond. Mr. Hammond was instrumental in opening the Bitterroot Valley for lumbering, and brought the railroad to the Bitterroot to transport timber. He set up a sawmill in the center of one of the Bitterroot’s best logging areas, and this site became the town of Florence in 1888. There was a town to the north called Carlton, which merged with Florence, thus the school name of Florence Carlton. Around the turn of the century, Florence had a post office, railroad depot, hotel, Catholic and Disciple Churches, I.O.O.F. Hall, blacksmith shop, livery stable, school, several stores, a small creamery and, of course, saloons. Threemile Wildlife Management area encompasses 6,050 acres. The area may be accessed by two-wheel drive vehicles between May 15

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and December 1. The area lends itself to mountain biking in the summer - motorcycles and ATV’s are not permitted in this area. The primary goal is to provide winter range for elk and compatible recreational opportunities for the public. Threemile provides a mixture of motorized access and walk-in hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, grouse and black bear. Regulations for hunting district 204 apply to Threemile. Few elk inhabit this area during the summer months, but are often observed nonetheless. Most likely are songbirds and raptors. Activities offered are: Bicycling, Big Game, Bird Watching, Bird hunting, Bow Hunting, Deer Hunting and Camping. Threemile Wildlife Management area is located 9 miles east of Florence.


HAMILTON

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Located in the middle of the Bitterroot Valley is the county seat of Ravalli. Hamilton is home to over 4,600 people and the immediate area around the town has somewhere over 14,000 people. Downtown Hamilton has several historic buildings with unique shops and restaurants. Looking west on Main Street is a beautiful view of the Bitterroot Mountains. Beautiful street scape, trees, and street lamps invite one to enjoy the unique downtown shops. Highway 93, which passes through town, also boasts a variety of shops, grocery stores, and gas stations. The Chamber of Commerce is located on the corner of Main Street and Highway 93. The city offices are located in the historic Bedford Building just across the street from the Ravalli County Courthouse. The Ravalli County Museum, housed in the old courthouse, was built in 1900. Each July, Hamilton comes alive as the entire town celebrates ‘Daly Days’ in honor of the city founder, Marcus Daly. This event includes arts, crafts, and food vendors on the streets. The local businesses

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hold their annual sidewalk sales, games for the kids, and the Chamber of Commerce, holds its annual Micro-Brew Festival; all this makes for a weekend of events, sharing, reminiscing with old friends, and meeting new friends. The city of Hamilton hosts a variety of events throughout the year including Apple Day, Annual Chamber’s Micro Brew Festival, Bitter Root Day, a variety of art functions, several plays, art, and craft shows and the Ravalli County Fair. These are just a few of the exciting activities planned throughout the year. Visit www.cityofhamilton.net

A BRIEF HISTORY Hamilton was not a pioneer village in the days it was founded. Instead, it was a planned town of wide streets and avenues, a complete economic center for an area of farms and stock ranches. The History of Hamilton began when Marcus Daly, a great finance figure of the 1880 era in Butte and Anaconda mining development, made his way into the Bitterroot Valley seeking interests other than mining. About 1887, Mr. Daly bought up small sawmills west of the present site of Hamilton and almost overnight had established a lumber making industry on the bank of the Bitterroot River. Marcus Daly’s next move was to bring two men from another state to plan and develop his dream town. They were James Hamilton and Robert O’Hara who came from Minnesota in 1890. Mr. Daly named Hamilton after James Hamilton and the town was incorporated in 1894; Mr. O’Hara was named the first mayor.

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STEVENSVILLE

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Montana’s first permanent settlement is thriving as a great little community - overflowing with small town charm. The Stevensville Main Street organization, working with all of the community businesses, strives to ensure that the community grows and prospers. Considering the small size of this community, Stevensville offers a variety of delicious eateries, two breweries, an ice cream and local soda shop, art, gifts and more! In the summer there are many community events, including Western

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Heritage Days, the Creamery Picnic, Scarecrow Festival, plays, and other celebrations. The outdoor activities are abundant offering up wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, fishing and golf. Children stay entertained with Lewis and Clark Park. This adventureland consists of 2 playgrounds, swings, a basketball court, 2 pavilions with charcoal grills, a swimming pool, skate park and open space.

ST. MARY’S MISSION During the decade 1831-1841 four separate delegations of the Salish and Nez Perce Indian tribes traveled to St. Louis to petition for “Black Robes” to live among them. Belgian Jesuit, Fr. Pierre Jean DeSmet, along with 5 missionaries were sent in response to the requests. On September 24, 1841 St. Mary’s Mission established the first church in the Pacific Northwest and the first settlement in Montana. In November of 1845, Fr. Anthony Ravalli, S.J., arrived at St. Mary’s after being recruited from Italy by Fr. DeSmet. Fr. Ravalli was a true renaissance man in addition to being a Jesuit priest. He was Montana’s first physician, surgeon and pharmacist. Fr. Ravalli was an architect, artist, sculptor, and built the first grist mill and sawmill. He was assigned to St. Mary’s during 1845-1850 and again from 1866 until his death in 1884. Ravalli County was named in honor of Fr. Ravalli in 1893. Historic St. Mary’s Mission truly is “Where Montana Began” 48 years before Montana became a state. The photo gallery in Chief Victor’s Cabin, circa 1861, brings a sense of the 19th century when the Indian and European cultures merged. The Chapel, Fr. Ravalli’s log cabin and pharmacy are all restored to the 1879 era, furnished with items handmade by Fr. Ravalli. The Salish encampment represents the native homeland of the Bitter Root Salish, while St. Mary’s Chapel represents the first pioneer settlement in the Montana. Historic St. Mary’s Mission is the story of remarkable people in a turbulent time, and the assimilation of two very different cultures against the backdrop of the American Frontier. Walk through history and see, touch and hear this fascinating, controversial, and important chapter of this nation’s past. 11


SULA

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Sula is not a city or even a town or group of buildings. Literally it is the post office in Ross Hole. All the years since the first settlers, Sula Post Office has been the heart of cow country that is Ross Hole. Sula post office is in the old neighborhood or Ross Hole with Sula Peak and the Sula Range guarding it. The Sula post office could be called the “Capital of Ross Hole.” In the early days, Jack and Will Kerlee drove the stage from Darby all the way up the East Fork to deliver mail at stage stops and finally to the Scott Sherrill ranch house where the Sula post office was located. Mail sacks were distributed to homes along the 20-mile stretch of country road. The historic name of Ross Hole continued to be the name of the area, but the first post office got its name, Sula, to honor Sula Thompson, as the first white child born in Ross Hole. Her father was known as “Longhair Thompson.” He was the second Sula postmaster. Will Wetzsteon was the first. Jim Lord and his brother came to Ross Hole in 1882, bringing Bertie Lord, Jim’s son, with them. After the hard winter of 1886-1887, the worst for Montana Territory, they were discouraged and had to sell out to Longhair Thompson. Scott Sherrill and his two children, Forrest and Mira, with his second

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wife and her child, Eva Helt, moved to Ross Hole in 1890. They bought the Thompson place for $1,000. After Thompson left, Scott Sherrill was the postmaster until he died in 1901. Two sons, Theo and Archie, were born to Scott Sherrill and his wife in Ross Hole. Mrs. Sherrill gave up the post office job then and once more it was Will Wetzsteon’s job as Sula postmaster. Sherrill tried to have the name changed from Sula to Sherrill, but was not successful in doing so. Scott Sherrill’s father, Jacob Sherrill, was a Corvallis pioneer. Sula is located at the south end of the valley, on the East Fork River, and is 16 miles from the Idaho border on Highway 93. It is known historically as Ross’ Hole because a Hudson Bay fur trader, Alexander Ross, spent the severe winter of 1824 in the area. Sula is best known for being the place where the Lewis and Clark expedition met the Shoshone Indians. Sula was originally settled by Jacob Wetzsteon and his large family of sons and daughters. Any trip to Ross’ Hole would not be complete without a stop at Camp Sula, an architectural log store, which can provide you with just about anything you need while traveling in our beautiful valley.

ROSS’ HOLE Ross’ Hole was named for a fur trader Alexander Ross, leader of a Hudson Bay Company trapping brigade, who camped here in March 1824. Historic records detailed that with him were 55 indian and white trappers, 89 women and children and 392 horses. The party spent almost a month here trying to break through deep snow encountered in the mountain passes leading to the Big Hole Valley. Ross called the basin “The Valley of Troubles”, due in part to their difficulties. 12


VICTOR

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Welcome to Victor - Located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. The 0.46 square mile unincorporated town has a population of about 745. Victor is nestled between the Bitterroot Mountain Range, Bitterroot River and the Sapphire Mountain Range. This positions the community of Victor for some of the most breath-taking panoramic views in this valley. The warmth and charm of Victor provides you with small community traditions and the ability to experience nature out your back door. With mountain corridors and the river close by, there is an abundance of wildlife and fowl. You’re just minutes away from a labyrinth, corn maze, float trip down the Bitterroot River, hike or horseback ride from one of the many trailheads. You can unwind at one of Victor’s vacation rentals, lodges or Bed and Breakfasts. Enjoy fantastic dining at Victor’s restaurants - known to be some of the

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Valley’s best! For larger groups, choose from one of the privately owned event destination centers - each having a unique landscape and charm. The town has a variety of small businesses spread throughout the community. Victor’s school has over 300 students from K-12, including the Mary Stuart Rogers Performing Arts Center with a capacity of 270. This venue has state-of-the-art equipment and was opened in 2009. Like most small Montana rural communities, Victor is close knit, helping and enjoying the town they live in. Events such as Victor Heritage Museum Annual Chocolate Tasting (the first Monday in December) or the ‘Field of Screams’, Western Montana’s #1 Haunted Attraction, shows how this community takes pride in their town!

A BRIEF HISTORY The people of the Red Willow (the Salish), a nomadic tribe, occupied the Bitterroot Valley including Victor before the earliest trappers and explorers came. Plenty of Horses christened as Victor, was chosen as chief of the Salish tribe. Chief Victor died in the summer of 1870 on a hunt near Three Buttes in eastern Montana. In the mid 1860’s, A. Sterne Blake and his Shoshone wife came to the valley and were among the original founders of Victor. Mr. Blake was also the first elected State Legislator from Missoula County, which at that time Victor was a part of. Founding of the townsite, originally named Garfield after President James A. Garfield, was August 20, 1881. It was later discovered when applying for a post office destination for the town, the name ‘Garfield’ had already been taken. The name Victor was made official December 12, 1881. Shortly after, Victor experienced the railroad and silver mining boom along with prosperity in lumber and agriculture. For more information on the Victor community visit us at www.victormt.com. 13


Ravalli County Fairgrounds…..

The Ravalli County Fairgrounds ~ It’s more than the Fair! Reserve a date for your next event. Venues Include: 

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First Interstate Center—16,000 square foot conference facility with stage, wireless internet, overhead door access and attached catering kitchen. Commercial Building—18 booth spaces, 3 season use Arena—horse shows, team penning and roping, open riding Art Building—seating for up to 100, year round use Various Barns—animals shows, clinics and events Front Lawn — open air market, car shows, family and class reunions, dog shows Mandy Park—birthday parties, outdoor concerts, games and company picnics

What’s in your future? Let the Ravalli County Fairgrounds be your host! Facilities available for everything from antiques to art to boat shows, auctions, barbeques, birthday parties, civic and community activities, class reunions, concerts, dances, dog training classes, exhibitions, family reunions, fundraisers, horse sales, horse stalling, meetings, open riding, pet shows, picnics, private parties, rodeos, trade shows, workshops, worship services and more… For more information check us out at www.rcfair.org or contact our office at

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TRAVELING OFF-ROAD IN THE BITTERROOT A group of enthusiasts here in the Bitterroot, find excitement and fun traveling off-road. Going off road gives you some spectacular views that you would not otherwise see. It also challenges you as the terrain is different from what you are use to driving on. For more information on your local off-road association here in the Bitterroot visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ravallioffroad.

RULES FOR A SAFE, ENJOYABLE RIDE Let someone know where you will be and when you expect to return.

Arms and legs must remain inside.

Always have at least one other vehicle along.

If you get stuck in a precarious position, do not try to pull it down or tip it by hand. Use the proper tools and techniques be smart.

Pack survival gear ... you never know what might happen.

Make sure you are on level ground with brake on if you stop.

Stop if you become tired.

Tie everything down on your vehicle.

Wear your seatbelt, it is no different than driving your car.

Inspect your vehicle before you leave on your trip to make sure everything is working properly.

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5 Trails with Room to Breathe and Space to Adventure Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District In Montana, social distancing comes naturally, and the Bitterroot Valley is no exception. At 96 miles long, there are plentiful places to explore, with the Bitterroot National Forest serving as the hub for hiking, mountain biking and exploring as it’s home to an extensive system of trails, as well as dirt roads that lead to scenic overlooks and trailheads. Here are five trails that are perfect for breathing in fresh Montana air.

4. THE BITTERROOT TRAIL. Connecting Missoula and Hamilton, the 50-mile-long Bitterroot Trail is paved and is perfect for walking, running or biking. Users won’t experience changes in elevation but will have up-close views of the valley and the surrounding Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains. Plus, it’s a trail the whole family can easily explore, as it’s suitable for various ages and abilities. The trail goes right through most of our small town. Plan to grab a snack or lunch. Bikes are available for rent at Valley Bicycles and Ski in Hamilton.

1. BEAR CREEK OVERLOOK TRAIL. Sitting outside Victor, the Bear Creek Overlook Trail is a moderate hike that is 4.5 miles roundtrip. Along the way, you’ll see wild flowers and be greeted by jaw-dropping scenery, including Bear Creek.

5. LAKE COMO LOOP TRAIL. A few minutes’ drive from Darby will take you to Lake Como and the Lake Como Loop Trail. Set out to do the full loop—which clocks in at about 8 miles long—to circumnavigate the entire lake. Along the way, you’ll see waterfalls and stunning views.

2. KOOTENAI CREEK TRAIL. Easily accessible near Stevensville, the Kootenai Creek Trail is ideal for a quick hike or a longer adventure to the Kootenai lakes (about 9 miles up the trail). It’s also perfect for rock climbers, with an accessible climbing section near the beginning of the trail that offers views out across the valley.

Many trails are also accessible during the winter, and hikers are well-advised to bring snowshoes and/or poles. Snow also tends to fall early and late in the year and waterproof hiking boots are recommended for multi-season outings. Be sure to prepare properly when exploring area hiking trails and carry water, snacks and layers.

3. TRAPPER PEAK TRAIL. For more adventurous and experienced hikers, the trail to Trapper Peak gains 3,740 feet in elevation and is around 8 miles long (out and back). Make it to the end of the trail and you’ll not only be rewarded with panoramic views, but you’ll also be at 10,157 feet—the highest spot in the Bitterroot Valley.

Find more hikes on page 30 or at www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/ hiking-trails/.

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BITTERROOT ACTIVITIES OUTDOOR ADVENTURES HIKE THE BITTERROOT MOUNTAINS The Bitterroot Mountain Range runs most of the border between Montana and Idaho and is one of the valley’s beautiful scenic points. With numerous hiking trails up and down the valley and with varying degrees of hiking challenges. Stop by the Chamber to pick up a brochure or visit any Forest Service at www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot for locations and descriptions. Bitterroot Valley’s local bookstores also carry guidebooks and maps on local hiking trails.

Blodgett Canyon is a glacially carved canyon. This canyon has vertical cliffs and is home to herds of mountain goats as well as several species of birds. Hiking this canyon is a must when visiting our valley. Call (406) 363-7100 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot.

ROCK CLIMBING IN THE CANYONS This sport has become increasingly popular as a climbing destination. Many canyons on the west side of the Bitterroot Valley offer rock climbing at its very best. Visit www.bitterrootclimbers.org for more information regarding this sport.

RIDE A HORSE INTO THE WILDERNESS

SWIMMING AT LAKE COMO

There are 1,340,000 acres in the Selway-Bitterroot, located in Ravalli County, Montana and Idaho County, Idaho. It is the third largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. You will experience some of most scenic views and have time to let your mind wander and experience what it used to be like in our Montana wilderness. Contact the Chamber for listings.

BOATING AT PAINTED ROCKS

CAMP IN THE BITTERROOT MOUNTAINS Camping in the Bitterroot Valley is an experience you will not forget. There are 26 developed campgrounds and 1,500 miles of access to trails, fishing, boating, biking and much, much more. Sleeping under the Big Montana Skies you will see a blanket of stars with a beauty only found in Montana. Visit www.fs.usa,gov/bitterroot for more information regarding camping in the valley.

EXPLORE BIRDING & NATURE TRAILS From Lolo to Lost Trail Pass, you can see 25 prime birding and nature viewing sites. Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, located in Stevensville, MT, is a good place to begin your adventure. For a map and other information on birding in the Bitterroot Valley go to www.montanabirdingtrail.org

VISIT LEE METCALF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Driving or walking through Lee Metcalf Refuge, you will be able to view the wonders of wildlife in a single 2½ mile stretch of nature trails. You can also stop by their information center and view all the exhibits they have as well as ask questions regarding the refuge. Call (406) 777-5552 or visit www.fws.gov/leemetcalf.

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HIKE BLODGETT CANYON

Lake Como waters are fed by snow-covered peaks 10,000 feet above the lake. There is a sandy beach roped off so adults and kids alike can enjoy the stunning view as well as enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. For information regarding usage www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot.

Painted Rocks State Park is located on the West Side of the Bitterroot River up the West Fork. It offers boating as well as fishing in a quiet and secluded setting. There are 25 campsites with grills, fire pits, tables, boat ramp and dock, as well as drinking water. Visit www.fwp.mt.gov/parks/visit for more information.

FLOAT THE BITTERROOT RIVER Abundant wildlife and rooted deep in history, the Bitterroot River winds its way north between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains. You will see a wide range of birds as well as wildlife along its banks as you enjoy a quiet, relaxing float trip down this beautiful river. For information on a listing of local outfitters, call the Chamber at (406) 363-2400 or visit www.bitterrootchamber.com.

TAKE A SCENIC DRIVE There are a number of breathtaking drives to take throughout the Bitterroot Valley. Skalkaho Falls and Sula Peak Lookout are among a few. Check out more scenic drives on page 36.

PICNIC PLACES The Bitterroot has numerous places in which to relax and enjoy the beauty of our valley. Call the Chamber for more information on places to spread your blankets and relax. (406) 363-2400.


FISH BLUE RIBBON TROUT STREAM

RIDE ATVS IN THE BACK COUNTRY

The Bitterroot River flows north for almost 100 miles. It is known for its aquatic insect hatches and is a place to fish for big trout. Catch and Release fishing is practiced. To receive a copy of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s current regulations call (406) 542-5500 or visit any local fly shop or visit www.fwp.mt.gov.

A great way to see our the beautiful scenery and wildlife is by fourwheel vehicles. There are two designated ATV trails, Overwhich Falls Trail and Chain of Lakes Trail. You will be able to view a wide range of wildlife and superb scenery. Rye Creek Lodge offers guided tours for this adventure. Call (406) 821-4844. For off-road safety tips, see page 14.

HUNTING FOR BIG GAME With 1.6 million acres of public land in the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forest, the Bitterroot is a hunter’s paradise. From elk, moose, deer, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, black bear and mountain lion, hunters come to the Bitterroot for an experience that will last them a lifetime. Call the Chamber for information or visit www.bitterrootchamber.com.

OBSERVE WILDLIFE AT THE TELLER REFUGE The Teller Wildlife Refuge maintains 1,200 acres of farmland and river bottom dedicated to the conservation of native riparian habitat. Approximately 40 acres are open for the public to enjoy. Call (406) 961-3507 or visit www.theteller.org.

BIKING IN THE BITTERROOT No matter what kind of biking enthusiast you are or what age group you are in, the Bitterroot Valley has a trail for you. From mountain trails to our newly paved bike path that parallels US 93 for 45 miles from Lolo to Hamilton. If you did not bring your bike, no problem, we have local bike shops here to accommodate your every need. Valley Bicycles rents mountain bikes and they will be more than happy to fit you with a bike for your bicycling adventure, Call (406) 363-4428 or email valleybicycles@yahoo.com.

VISIT OUR STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS Threemile and Calf Creek Wildlife Management Areas were created to provide winter range for elk and recreational opportunities to the public. Threemile, which is located east of Florence, offers 6,089 acres and Calf Creek, east of Hamilton, has 2,333 acres. Threemile is a mixture of motorized and walk-in. Calf Creek is by foot, horseback or mountain bike. Call (406) 542-5500 or visit www.fwp.mt.gov.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING You can begin your adventure at any Forest Service road or trail head. Chief Joseph trailhead is a beautiful place to begin your journey into the wilderness. Maps are available at the trailhead for your convenience as well as at your local Chamber and other businesses in the valley. Visit www.bitterrootxcskiclub.net for more information regarding this adventure.

RIDE THE TRANSAMERICAN BICYCLE TRAIL Between April and September, hundreds of cyclists across the country ride the 75 miles between Lost Trail Pass and Florence along Hwy 93, just one small portion of the 4,250 miles of the TransAmerican Bicycle Trail. Taking the same path that Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery took while traveling through the Bitterroot Valley. For a map of the trail, go to www.adventurecycling.org/routes/transamerican. cfm.

TRAP SHOOTING The Hamilton Trap Club has an excellent Five-Stand range. It is open Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. It is located on the Hamilton Airport Road in Hamilton, Visit www.hamiltontrapclub.com. The Whittecar Rifle Range is west of Hamilton and has six shooting ranges open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.

GOLFING IN THE VALLEY The Hamilton 18-hole Golf Course in Hamilton was designed by Gary Jacobson and has 6,545 yards of golf. Listed as one of the best public courses in the northwest, it was established in 1924. In Stevensville there is a 9-hole, Whitetail Golf Course. It features 2,859 yards of golf and this course was designed by Jason Allen.

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SKIING AT LOST TRAIL POWDER MOUNTAIN

WALK THE REDSUN LABRYNTH

Lost Trail Powder Mountain features over 50 marked trails and 1,800 acres. Its longest run is 2.5miles and they have some of the best snow in Montana with over 300 inches annually. Visit www.losttrail.com.

The Redsun Labyrinth is an 800-year-old pattern. Labyrinths have been used for 4,000 years as a spiral design pattern. The walk takes approximately ½ hour and can also be used for ceremonies. Call (406) 642-6675 or visit www.redsunlabyrinth.com.

SNOWMOBILING TRAILS The Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains of our valley offer snowmobilers their destination for this activity. Explore areas that can only be seen during the winter by snowmobiling across vast acres of our beautiful mountain trails.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF GOLF Disc Golf . . . when you play on this course, it has baskets and ‘tones’ instead of holes. You do not need to bring your clubs but you will need a Frisbee. Spiritwood is a private 22 hole Disc Golf course. Kids and adults will enjoy this ‘Montana’ way to golf. Visit spiritwooddiscgolf.com or call (406) 531-2707. For something different for the whole family, make sure you make this a stop.

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS TRAVEL LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL Lewis and Clark entered the valley near Lost Trail Pass in September of 1805 where they came across the Salish Indian tribe. The Indians helped sustain the travelers with food and fresh horses. On their return trip in July of 1806, they once again traveled through the Bitterroot. For information on this epic event visit www.edgate.com/ lewisandclark/expedition or stop by the Chamber for a brochure on their epic journey.

NEZ PERCE HISTORIC TRAIL The Bitterroot Valley is rooted deep in history and one of the historic stories was the Nez Perce Indians on their flight from the US Army in 1877. Hundreds of Nez Perce men, women and children, along with their livestock, traveled over 1,170 miles on a four-month journey in search of a new home after being forced to flee from their homeland. For more information on this story visit www.nezpercetrail.net.

VISIT HISTORIC ST. MARY’S MISSION

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In 1841, Fr. Pierre Jean DeSmet, at the request of the Salish and Nez Perce Indian Tribes, established St. Mary’s Mission, making it the first church and pioneer settlement in the Pacific Northwest. Another Jesuit missionary, Father Anthony Ravalli, arrived in 1844 to be Montana’s first physician and pharmacist. For more information on this unbelievable story, call (406) 777-5734 or visit www.saintmarysmission.org.

HOT SPRINGS OFFER RELAXING RELIEF Lolo Hot Springs was well known to the Indians long before the arrival of Lewis and Clark, and you can visit them at www.lolohotsprings.com. Lost Trail Hot Springs is another spot in the valley, which is just south of Sula. You can visit them at www.losttrailhotsprings.com. Both hot springs offer lodging where you can relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

SKALKAHO FALLS Skalkaho Highway 38 is located south of Hamilton and is one of the most scenic drives in the valley. The falls in the spring provide roaring water from the melt off and is a spectacular sight to view. Bring your camera and a lunch basket and enjoy the view from the Falls. Contact your local Chamber for information on the Falls 406-363-2400.

FORT OWEN STATE PARK Parts of this 250x125 foot adobe and log trading post, stand steeped in history. In 1850, Major John Owen established the fort as a regional trade center. Period furnishings and artifacts are displayed in the restored rooms of the east barracks. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Call (406) 542-5500 or visit www.stateparks.mt.gov/ parks/visit/fortowen.

TOUR THE DALY MANSION In 1886 Copper King Marcus Daly and his wife, Margaret, purchased the original homestead here in the Bitterroot Valley, where they built a Queen Anne style Victorian summer home. It has over 56 rooms, 25 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and 7 fireplaces. The three-story, 24,000 square foot home is surrounded by 50 beautifully landscaped acres. Tours are available during the summer months from May through October. Call (406) 363-6004 or visit www.dalymansion.org.

RAVALLI COUNTY MUSEUM Designed by A.J. Gibson in 1900, this historic brick building served as the county’s courthouse until 1979. Now it is the home of numerous exhibits from Natural History Room, Military Room, A Walk through the Bitterroot and the Lewis and Clark Discovery Rooms. Rotating exhibits as well as traveling exhibits are on display. Located at 205 Bedford Street in Hamilton, the Ravalli County Museum is a must stop while in the Bitterroot. Call (406) 363-3338 or visit www.brvhsmuseum.org.


ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

HISTORIC FOREST AND GUARD STATIONS

Marcus Daly promised land for the church’s construction and this English Gothic structure was built. Today it still stands much like it was back in the late 1800’s. Margaret Daly was a devout Episcopalian and a patroness of the church. Tours are available and can be scheduled by calling (406) 363-3025 or visit www.bitterrootepiscopal.org.

The Alta Ranger Station, which was built in 1899, is the oldest surviving Forest Service Ranger Station and is located on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. The East Fork Guard Station near Sula, a cabin on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River. The lookouts provide beautiful views of the Sapphire, Bitterroot and Pintler mountain ranges. For more information on how to rent the lookouts or cabins, call (406) 363-7100 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot.

STEVENSVILLE MUSEUM Preserving the early growth of the Bitterroot, the Stevensville Museum displays numerous artifacts and pictures so you can turn back the clock and see what it was like in the early years of the valley. They are located at 517 Main Street in Stevensville, call (406) 777-1007 or visit www.mainstreetstevensville.com for more information.

VICTOR HERITAGE MUSEUM The Victor Museum is housed in what once was the Victor Depot. The museum hosts numerous relics and a vast array of articles from days gone by. The museum is located in downtown Victor or give them a call 406-642-3997 for more info OR visit www.victorheritagemuseum.org.

DRIVING THE HISTORIC EASTSIDE HIGHWAY If you are looking for a relaxing drive through the Bitterroot Valley, the Eastside Highway from Florence to Hamilton will provide you many historic sites and unsurpassed beauty of the valley. This roadway was the primary road before US 93 was constructed. Stop by the Chamber to pick up a brochure to make sure you see all the historic stops along the way.

DARBY PIONEER MEMORIAL MUSEUM The Darby Museum houses a rare collection of home and business artifacts, which were donated by many pioneer families of the area. It was one of the first hand-hewn homestead cabins built in the area. The museum is located on Main Street in Darby. For more information call (406) 821-3753.

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LOCALLY CRAFTED LIBATIONS BREWERY TOURS

DISTILLERIES

The Bitterroot Valley boasts of six breweries right here in the Bitterroot Valley. Bitter Root Brewing and Higherground Brewing are both located in Hamilton. Blacksmith Brewing and Wildwood Brewery are located in Stevensville, Brigand Brewery in Darby and Lolo Peak Brewing in Lolo.

Great spirits and cocktails are right around the corner at Montana Distillery in Stevensville. FireRoot Spirits is just a few minutes away in Florence. Look for their bottles in local liquor stores. Head south to Hamilton to enjoy the rustic, elegant ambiance of Westslope Distillery. Check their entertainment schedule for live music.

WINE AND MEAD TASTING

HARD CIDER

Ravalli County has several options for wine tasting to tempt your palates. Blodgett Canyon Cellars and Shed Horn Cellars are located on Main Street in Hamilton. Visit Hidden Legend Winery on Highway 93 (between Hamilton and Victor) to sample local meads. Check in with Hamilton Wine and Liquor for their wine tasting event schedule.

Try some traditional and some “not-so-traditional” hard cider made right here in the Bitterroot Valley. Montana CiderWorks is based out of Darby. Call ahead for tastings or order pickup at (406) 360-5078. Backroad Cider is located in Hamilton and has 6 ciders on tap weekly. They are open Wednesday-Saturday from 3-9pm.

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AGRICULTURE & FARMS LIFELINE FARMS With a herd of around 400 Brown Swiss Cows, sheep, lambs, pigs and an array of vegetables, herbs and flowers, Lifeline Farms is an agricultural wonder. Selling their own organic beef, pork, cheese and milk, makes them special to our valley. For a tour and directions call (406) 642-3873 or visit www.lifelinefarm.com. This is a stop you do not want to miss while you are here in the Bitterroot Valley.

HISTORICAL FEED MILL Lakeland Feed & Supply has been in this same location since the 1930’s. This tour is great for kids as well as adults to learn how traditional methods are combined with the latest scientific knowledge. Visitors are welcome to tour this facility. Call (406) 363-2334 to schedule a tour or visit www.lakelandfeeds.com.

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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS When spring comes to the valley, Farmers Markets from Darby to Florence begin their weekend markets. From locally grown produce, plants, flowers, baked goods and handcrafted items, these markets are packed every weekend with people wanting to take home something special from the Bitterroot Farmers Markets.

FARM STANDS OR ORCHARDS Several farm stands and orchards in the valley are open seven days a week during the growing season. You will find the best of the Bitterroot right here in our valley. For more information on our local food producers contact the Chamber.

AGRI-TOURISM ABC acres has unveiled a new and exciting Agritourism service geared towards Farm Stay Vacations, complete with educational and participatory components for guests to learn about our ongoing regenerative agriculture systems, and how that directly benefits the local and global community. Call (406) 210-5710 or www.abcacres.com.

Looking for something special - learn about one of the newest livestock industries in the Bitterroot. These animals furnish a wonderful, warm, lightweight, hypoallergenic fiber, that is turned into socks, garments and accessories of all kinds. For more information on these wonderful animals call Montana Suri Alpaca Farm at (406) 381-0409 or Rocking L Alpacas at (406) 642-3085.

EMU RANCHES Wild Rose Emu is one of two Emu Ranches in Montana. Clover Quinn is a remarkable woman as she has approximately 120 emus she takes care of. Emus are a prehistoric bird originating in Australia, they have no wing muscles but can run 35-40 miles per hour for short distances. 95% of the emu is a usable bird ... their meat, oil for your skin, supple leather, their feathers and their dark green eggs. Ranch is located at 284 Rose Lane in Hamilton and Clover welcomes visitors. Call (406) 363-1710 or visit www.wildroseemu.com.

HORSE RANCHES IN THE VALLEY Horses have always been a part of Montana, and the Bitterroot is blessed to have several equine organizations. Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen, Western Montana Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation and Equestrian Club at Dunrovin Ranch are among a few of them.

WESTERN RESEARCH CENTER MSU’s Western Research Center is located at 580 Quast Lane NE of Corvallis. The center addresses agricultural needs for its area of the state. To find out more information call (406) 961-3025 or visit www.ag.montana.edu/warc. 22


YOUTH ACTIVITIES BITTERROOT AQUATIC CENTER Enjoy a multi-seasonal swim at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center in Hamilton. This facility offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. In the summer months, enjoy the water slide and splash pad. Call (406) 361-7163 for hours and more information.

RAVALLI COUNTY MUSEUM ACTIVITIES Check with Ravalli County Museum for seasonal children’s activities. The museum provides learning fun with Saturday Learning Adventure Series, Letterboxing, scavenger hunts, geocaching and more. Visit ravallimuseum.org for more information.

THEATRE SCHOOL The Hamilton Players offer three theater schools for students K-12. They focus on fundamental performance skills, improvisation, introductory theater etiquette and technical skills. Call (406) 375-9050 or visit www.hamiltonplayers.com for information on dates.

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YOUTH HISTORY CAMP The Daly Mansion hosts this event in June. Some of the activities include 19th century lawn games, participation in historic re-enactments, all with hands-on activities. This camp is geared to kids from 4th grade to 8th. Call (406) 363-6004 ext. 3 for more information.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY The Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton offers a Summer Reading Program beginning in June. The Darby Community Public Library and North Valley Public Library offer various programs for kids and adults of all ages to keep them interested in reading.

DANCE STUDIOS There are several dance studios located in the valley to develop the talents of local children; Bitterroot Dancers, Ballet Bitterroot, Dance EFX, Groovz Studio and River Street Dance Theatre. Call the Chamber for more information regarding these studios (406) 363-2400.

SKATEPARKS The Bitterroot Valley hosts three skateparks. The Circle 13 Skate Park is located at Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton. The park is designed in a way that it provides a continuum of experience that will accommodate all skill levels. Darby’s Evergreen skatepark is an amazing place. It’s a fun and enjoyable place where you can go and meet your friends. The park is located at 318 Rodeo Road. Pads and helmets are recommended. Stevisk8 park in Stevensville was the first skatepark in the Bitterroot Valley. They received a gift from many donor’s that made their skatepark a reality.There is no age limit to enjoy this event. They are located at 307 Charlos St in Stevensville.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT VISIT AN ART GALLERY The Bitterroot Valley has various artists and craftsmen. The valley is a paradise for local artists - it seems to bring out their creative juices. You will enjoy browsing through galleries and see the variety of talents we have right here in the valley.

MONTANA PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION The Montana Professional Artists Association hosts a Show and Sale every June at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton. This show features artists from all over Montana. Admission is free - call (406) 961-3887 or visit www.montanaprofessionalartists.com.

MONTANA A CAPPELLA CHOIR The Montana A Cappella Society is a vocal choir from the Bitterroot Valley. They perform at various functions without instrumental accompaniment. The group has received international recognition. For more information as well as available CDs, go to www.montanaacapella.org.

LIVE THEATER AT HAMILTON/STEVENSVILLE PLAYHOUSE The Hamilton/Stevensville Players bring great entertainment to the Bitterroot. They provide several full scale productions each season as well as children’s workshops and numerous off-site special events. Hamilton Playhouse - call (406) 375-9050 or visit www. hamiltonplayers.com. Stevensville Playhouse - CALL (406) 777-2722.

ENJOY SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Sapphire Lutheran Homes bring Shakespeare in the Park to the Bitterroot every year with a different touring performance. It is the only professional touring theater program in the state that produces Shakespeare’s plays and they are free to the public. Call Sapphire Lutheran Homes at (406) 363-2800 or visit www.sapphirelutheran.org.

ARTISTS ALONG THE BITTERROOT The vast beauty of the valley seems to draw artists here to make their home. Beautiful and unique pieces of art can be found up and down the valley. Call (406) 531-0853 or visit www.artistsalongthebitterroot.com.

SAPPHIRE LUTHERAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Sapphire Lutheran Homes hosts a FREE Annual Summer Concert Series on Friday nights in the summer months. Call (406) 363-2800 or visit www.sapphirelutheran.org for more information.

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ANNUAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS FEBRUARY BITTERROOT BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S HOME & RANCH EXPO www.bitterrootbia.org

ANNUAL COWBOY BALL - RAVALLI COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS www.ravalli.us/calendar

MARCH DALY MANSION ROARING 20S FUNDRAISING GALA - HAMILTON www.dalymansion.org

DOWNTOWN HAMILTON CRAB FEAST - HAMILTON www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org

ARTISTS ALONG BITTERROOT STUDIO TOURS - BITTERROOT VALLEY www.artistsalongthebitterroot.com

BITTER ROOT DAY - RAVALLI COUNTY MUSEUM - HAMILTON www.ravallimuseum.org/bitter-root-day-a-cultural-heritage-event/

JEAN MATTHEWS TUESDAY AT 12 CONCERT SERIES - HAMILTON www.facebook.com/Tuesdayattwelve/

SENIOR PRO RODEO - DARBY RODEO ASSOCIATION www.darbyrodeo.org/tickets-events

WESTERN HERITAGE DAYS - STEVENSVILLE www.bitterrootstar.com

PRAIRIE SISTERS VINTAGE MARKET www.theprairiesisters.com

JULY

LINDA MASSA YOUTH HOMES FUNDRAISER - HAMILTON

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APRIL EASTER EGG HUNT - RAVALLI CO FAIRGROUNDS - HAMILTON www.ravalli.us/200/Fairgrounds

INDOOR GARAGE SALE - RAVALLI CO FAIRGROUNDS - HAMILTON www.ravalli.us/200/Fairgrounds

MAY MOTHER’S DAY TEA - DALY MANSION - HAMILTON www.dalymansion.org

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - CORVALLIS Call Bitterroot Valley CHamber of Commerce - (406) 363-2400

FARMERS MARKET - SEASON OPENING Saturday Mornings - Hamilton, Stevensville, Darby, Florence

BITTERROOT GEM & MINERAL SHOW - HAMILTON www.bitterrootgemandmineral.org

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JUNE

BITTERROOT SECRET GARDEN TOUR www.facebook.com/BitterrootSecretGardenTour/

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - DARBY www.darbymt.net/a/recreation/annual-events/

LAKE COMO TRIATHLON www.lakecomotri.com/

ANNUAL DALY DAYS - DOWNTOWN HAMILTON www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org

26TH ANNUAL BREWFEST - HAMILTON www.facebook.com/bitterrootbrewfest/

HISTORIC REENACTMENTS - DALY MANSION www.dalymansion.org

HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - DARBY www.hardtimesbluegrass.com


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CREAMERY PICNIC - STEVENSVILLE

SCARECROW FESTIVAL - STEVENSVILLE

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RUN FOR THE RIVER 5K / RIVER CLEAN UP - BITTERROOT VALLEY

ANNUAL MCINTOSH APPLE DAY/LIQUID APPLE NIGHT - HAMILTON

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BBIA TOUR OF HOMES - BITTERROOT VALLEY www.bitterrootbia.com

NOVEMBER ARTISTS ALONG BITTERROOT STUDIO TOURS - BITTERROOT VALLEY

BITTERROOT CELTIC GAMES & GATHERING - HAMILTON www.bcgg.org

www.artistsalongthebitterroot.com

ROUNDUP AT RIVERSIDE - DALY MANSION

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING - DOWNTOWN HAMILTON www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org

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BV CHAMBER OKTOBERFEST - HAMILTON

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RAVALLI COUNTY FAIR & RODEO - HAMILTON www.ravalli.us/200/Fairgrounds

DECEMBER

EMMA’S HOUSE FUNDRAISER - HAMILTON www.emmashousecac.org

STEVENSVILLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS www.facebook.com/project59870

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Find Your Winter Adventure Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District Located just south of Missoula and tucked between the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Sapphire Mountains to the east, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is a beautiful winter destination. No matter which direction you look, you’ll be greeted by snow-covered landscapes, rising mountain peaks and charming small towns that welcome visitors with storybook-like streets and locally owned shops. Adventure lovers will find plenty of options among the mountains. Sitting deep in the valley on the Montana/Idaho border, Lost Trail Ski Area has 1,800 acres of terrain that spans two mountains and gives skiers and snowboarders access to more than 60 marked trails. No stranger to snow, Lost Trail welcomes an average of 325 inches annually. Plus, it has two terrain parks, a ski school and a cozy lodge. More adrenaline-pumping adventures can be found on miles of snowmobiling trails. And while you can go on your own, Bitterroot Adventures offers guided tours—and rentals—in the valley and has access to over 200 miles of trails that lead through beautiful terrain. Additional adventures can be found backcountry skiing in the Bitterroot Range, as well as Downing Mountain Lodge near Hamilton. If you’re looking for a quieter getaway, the valley offers plenty of ways to soak in the magic of winter. One of the best ways: taking an actual soak. The area is home to three natural hot springs—Lost Trail Hot Springs in Sula, Sleeping Child Hot Springs in Hamilton and Lolo Hot 27

Springs in Lolo. While Sleeping Child is private (the springs and the lodge are available for rent), both Lost Trail and Lolo are open to the public and have lodging. There are also plentiful trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, with local favorites that include Chief Joseph Trail System and Lake Como Recreation Area. Situated at the southern end of the valley, the trails at Chief Joseph welcome abundant amounts of snow and tend to provide a longer season for skiing. Closer to the heart of the valley, Lake Como is easily accessible. And while it has a shorter season, the trails are open to both dogs and fat biking. Round out your outdoor adventure with a visit to Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, walks its trails and see some of the 55 species that are on the refuge during the winter. No matter your outdoor adventure, take time to stroll through one of the valley’s eight small towns. Check out made-in-Montana goods at shops and boutiques, sip on coffee and mingle with locals at breweries and watering holes. Round out your adventure with a stay at a mountain cabin, snuggle in at a bed-and-breakfast, watch the snow fall from a lodge or stay comfortably at a hotel. Learn more, and plan your winter adventure, at www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/winter.


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BIKING THE BIT TERROOT TRAIL The Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance (BTPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining public multi-use non-motorized trails in the Bitterroot Valley. In partnership with the Montana Department of Transportation, Missoula Parks and Recreation, Missoula Parks and Recreation, Missoula County and

Ravalli County. They work to improve and maintain the 50 mile Bitterroot Trail between Missoula and Hamilton. They are working on directional and interpretive signing and information, events, litter pickup, fund raising for restrooms and trail use monitoring.

THE HIGHLIGHTS 45 mile paved trail between Missoula and Hamilton Access to five other communities along the path: Lolo, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis Interactive trail map that details: • Primary points of interest • Signalized roadway crossings • Parking locations • Benches, tables & restroom facilities 29


Bicycling is the second most-popular form of recreation in the U.S., with half the population getting on a bike annually. The City of Hamilton has rolled out the welcome mat for cyclists, as the gateway to the Bitterroot Valley’s plentiful road and mountain biking opportunities. The Bitterroot is simply an outstanding place to ride. The valley’s abundance of highly scenic paved roads, with relatively low traffic volume, is almost irresistible, while a paved bike path runs the length of the valley, from Lolo to Hamilton, providing 42 miles of relatively level cruising. For mountain bikers, the Bitterroot offers a network of Forest Service roads, hundreds of miles of them, suitable for casual mountain biking; more serious bikers will find miles of challenging single-track routes, some of them easily accessible and others quite remote. In Hamilton, the city has designated well-marked bike paths and bike routes to conduct cyclists safely through town. Downtown sidewalks have ample bicycle parking, and the city is implementing a comprehensive bike/pedestrian plan. Check the city non-motorized plan on their web site at www.cityofhamilton.net Hamilton also offers two excellent bike shops, Valley Bicycles and Ski, at 219 S. 1st Street, and Red Barn Bikes, off Sleeping Child Road at 399 McCarthy Loop. Both have knowledgeable sales and service staff, and can direct cyclists to suitable rides regardless of their skill levels. Mountain bikers will find a nest of trails in the Skalkaho/Rye/ Sleeping Child area. Between Lost Trail Pass and the West Fork of the Bitterroot, lies another network of trails that offer access to remote country and challenging rides. Lake Como also offers a mix of trails and gravel roads that are scenic, and capable of challenging riders of any level. The Coyote Coulee recreation trail, located up Lost Horse canyon, is a mixed-use trail that offers hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers a great outing on mixed terrain. Several informal, weekly rides take place during the cycling season, some for experienced cyclists seeking a hard workout, others are more relaxed, “no-drop” rides, where the pace is set to accommodate the slowest in the group. Inquire at local bike shops for more information on these group rides, for both road cyclists and mountain bikers.

The Bitterroot Valley is on a major, transcontinental bike route, the Transamerica, developed by the Adventure Cycling Association to help guide riders traveling cross-country. More than a thousand cycle tourists pass through the Bitterroot Valley every year on that route. Adventure Cycling and other organizations sponsor cycling tours that occasionally pass through the area, “Cycle Montana” is another organization that hosts annual rides throughout Montana. In Montana, as in most states, bicycles are considered vehicles, and cyclists have the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle. Key practices for safe riding include: wearing a helmet at all times, being visible, wearing bright colors, using lights when riding in conditions of adverse visibility, riding predictably with traffic, signaling intentions, and riding respectfully and defensively. When riding with others, ride in single file and in a straight line. State law also requires cyclists to remain as far to the right as practical, unless passing another vehicle or turning left. Bicycles are required to have a white reflector on the front, red in back, and reflectors on the spokes and pedals. Bicycling plans a big role in Montana’s tranporation system. Montana was named the safest state to commute by bicycle in the United States. Casual or experienced rider, a bike commuter, a bicycle tourist - always be safe and responsible. Most Montanans are pedestraians at one time or another every day. Whether you are walking for exercise, recreation or just walking to work or to the store. Use the cross-walks and be on the lookout for bikes as well as cars. Share the road is an integral part of the MDT’s Vision Zero, moving toward zero deaths and injuries on Montanan’s roads. Pay attention - share the road, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are all responsible for safety on Montana’s roadways. Whether driving, bicycling or walking everyone must pay attention, follow traffic signs and laws and use common courtesy, The end goal - eliminate bicycle, motor vehicle and pedestrian fatalities. To find out more about Montana and our safety rules go to www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/ bikeped/sharetheroad.shuml.

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SUGGESTED BITTERROOT HIKES If you are looking for beautiful scenery without having to travel too far, you have come to the right place. Listed here are some suggestions for a great day hike. This list of hikes was provided by the Bitterroot National Forest Service.

LAKE COMO LOOP

7.5 miles

CAMAS LAKE

5.4 miles

FULL LOOP EASY On Hwy 93, twelve miles south of Hamilton, turn right on Lake Como Rd. Drive approximately three miles and turn right on FS Road 5623. Continue to the Upper Como campground where the trailhead begins. Stock use is restricted on the North trail. There is access across the dam making this hike a complete loop around the lake. This loop is also a suggested mountain bike trail. North trail ends at the bridge/falls - this is the point of access to the Rock Creek trail.

OUT & BACK EASY - 1,230 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Approximately 9.3 miles south of Hamilton on US Hwy 93, turn right (west) on Lost Horse Road #429, follow this road for 2.3 miles. Turn north on Road #496 signed for Camas Creek and travel 6.1 miles to the signed trailhead. Trail ends at Camas Lake. The first half mile is an old logging road. Beginner mountain biking trail for the first 2 miles. The trail crosses two foot log bridges. This day hike leads to a mountain lake.

BAILEY LAKE

COYOTE COULEE

2 miles

8.8 miles

EASY - 640 FEET ELEVATION GAIN OUT & BACK Take US Hwy 93 to its marked junction with Lost Horse Road, approximately 9 miles south of Hamilton. Turn west and follow this winding mountain road though the countryside and into the canyon beyond. This road features numerous turnouts and reaches the Lost Horse Guard Station in 17.7 miles. Here the road forks; veer left to locate the signed Bailey Lake Trailhead after another .2 mile. This hike takes you to a shallow mountain lake that lies within 45 minutes of the roadside trailhead.

MODERATE - 1,490 FEET ELEVATION GAIN OUT & BACK Take US Hwy 93 to Lost Horse Road approximately 9 miles south of Hamilton. FOllow the paved road west for 2.3 miles and veer right onto Forest Road #496. Continue .2 miles to the trailhead for Coyote Coulee. The trail consists largely of the stitched together segments of old orchard roads and spur railway grades. The entire route offers a varied course with lots of ups and downs. The trail was developed in cooperation with the Bitterroot Backcountry Horsemen, so you should see lots of equestrians on the trail.

BLODGETT OVERLOOK

BEAR CREEK OVERLOOK 2.8 miles

3.0 miles

OUT & BACK EASY - 540 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Turn west on Main St. in Hamilton off Hwy 93 (at second stop light). Continue as Main St. becomes West Bridge Rd. (keep to the right). At the end of West Bridge Rd. turn left on Blodgett Camp Rd. and follow the signs to the Canyon Creek Trailhead. This is a combined trailhead for both BLodgett Overlook and Canyon Creek trails. Both share the same trail for the first 20 yards after which the Blodgett Overlook trail takes off to the right. There are resting spots and benches along the way. 31

OUT & BACK MODERATE - 1,160 FEET ELEVATION GAIN From Hwy 93, turn west onto Bear Creek Road and drive 2.3 miles. Turn right onto Red Crow Road and drive 2 miles. Turn left at the junction 2.25 miles from the end of the pavement onto Forest Road #1325. This turn is not always marked, so pay close attention as you drive. Drive the last 3.6 miles to the trailhead at a Forest Service gate. It takes less than an hour to reach Bear Creek Overlook. There is no other trail quite equal to the visual impact of this trail.


BEAR CREEK

15.4 miles

BASS LAKE

16.8 miles

OUT & BACK MODERATE - 2,730 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Take US Hwy 93 to Tucker Crossing, 3 miles south of Victor, and follow Bear Creek Road west for 2.3 miles. Turn right at a marked intersection with Red Crow Road. Proceed north for .8 mile, veer left for the final 3 miles. About 1.5 miles from the trailhead is a series of waterfalls. This makes a perfect destination for a day hike. At mile 7.7, the trail ends at Bryan Lake. For those interested in longer outings, this trail can be used as the starting point for a multi-day hike to Big Creek Canyon.

OUT & BACK MODERATE - 3,240 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Take US Hwy 93 to Bass Creek Road, 4 miles south of Florence, and follow the signs for Charles Waters Campground. Parkign is available at the upper west end of the recreation area. The trail follows an old dozer grade. It is one of the most popular backcountry lakes in the Bitterroot. The lake has a good population of trout. It is also very scenic and has camp spots.

SWEATHOUSE FALLS

KOOTENAI CREEK

4 miles

19 miles

EASY - 1,330 FEET ELEVATION GAIN OUT & BACK From Victor, take 5th Avenue west and turn north at the T intersection with Pleasant View Drive after 1.0 mile. Continue north for .5 mile before turning west once again on Sweathouse Creek Road. At this point follow the road for 3 miles to reach the trailhead parking area. It is 1.8 miles to the lower Sweathouse Falls and another .2 mile to the upper Sweathosue Falls.

MODERATE - 2,680 FEET ELEVATION GAIN OUT & BACK From the Stevensville junction on Hwy 93, travel north 1 mile. Turn west on Kootenai Creek Rd. and continue 2 miles to the trailhead. This trail is a rather steep trail and offers excellent views of the river and falls. The trail enters the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness at approximately 2.5 miles. There are 4 different lakes about a mile further from the end of the trail: North Kootenai Lake, Middle Fork Lakes and South Kootenai Lake. You can also take trail #301 (2.5 miles) which meets up with Bass Creek Trail.

SAINT MARY PEAK

BAKER LAKE

6.4 miles

2.4 miles

OUT & BACK MODERATE - 2,490 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Take US Hwy 93 to the trailhead signs at Indian Prairie Loop, 3.6 miles south of Stevensville turn-off. Follow the road west for 1.3 miles, then turn right onto Saint Mary’s Road and continue to the next road junction .5 mile beyond. Hang a left and follow the dirt road for 10.8 miles to the trailhead. Saint May Peak rises from the timbered foothilss west of Stevensville. It is a moderately difficult climb and is a very popular hike. There is a Forest Service fire lookout tower on top of the summit.

OUT & BACK EASY - 880 FEET ELEVATION GAIN From Darby, drive south on US Hwy 93 for 4.4 miles to the West Fork Road, Route 473. Turn right and drive another mile to a second junction. Take the right fork again and drive to the end another 7.5 miles. This road gains a considerable amount of elevation, climbing the mountain via switchbacks. There is limited parking and no trailhead facilities. The trail is rough, but well defined. Baker Lake is a high alpine lake at about 7,800 feet elevation.The lake offers good cutthroat trout fishing.

LARRY CREEK COMPLEX .4-6.5 miles

BOULDER CREEK

HIKING & HORSEBACK LOOPS EASY Take US Hwy 93 to Bass Creek Road, 4 miles south of Florence, and follow signs for the Charles Waters Campground. The road forks shortly after crossing a bridge over Bass Creek. Stay right and continue north to the day use parking area or to the Larry Creek Campground. The Larry Creek Complex offers .4 - 6.5 miles of hiking and horseback riding loops.

OUT & BACK MODERATE - 2,810 FEET ELEVATION GAIN Follow US Hwy 93 to its junction with West Fork Road, 4.4 miles south of Darby. Continue south along the West Fork for 13.5 miles to reach the marked turn-off for the Boulder Creek Trailhead. Turn here and follow Forest Road #5731 past Sam Billings Campground for the remaining 1.4 miles to the trailhead. The trail is a 3.4 mile hike to Boulder Falls and ends at Boulder Lake at mile 9.5. It is a scenic hike with lakes, meadows, waterfalls & fishing.

19 miles

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Photo by Chuck Stranahan

Flyfishing the Bitterroot - Something for Everyone Chuck Stranahan Every year, anglers are drawn to the Bitterroot River. First-time visitors, regular returnees, and long-time residents enjoy the splendid scenery of the Bitterroot Range towering above treelined banks as they cast dry flies for the river’s native Westslope Cutthroat and wild rainbow and brown trout. Many veteran anglers see the river for the first time as the clients of guides who float the river. Many of them return, season after season, and some from that number choose to relocate here. The Bitterroot River has gained a national reputation as a premier fly fishing destination. As such, you can expect to see other anglers enjoying the river when you go out. That’s true of any well-known Montana fishery.

Like the main river, the fish in the forks are all wild, with beautiful native Westslope Cutthroats predominating. The average size of these fish might surprise: in water this size in other parts of the country, one might expect a ten-incher to be a big one. That might be an average fish on the West Fork or East Fork, and the intrigue of catching fish that are much larger, bigger than you’d expect the water to hold, is an intriguing possibility. And then there are the small streams that tumble like jewels from the crown of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area that borders the western edge of the valley. The fish here are smaller, but their iridescent beauty and wild abandon to take the fly and fight beyond their size belies their wilderness heritage. There is no better place to get a youngster into a first fish on a fly.

The Bitterroot is unique. Here, in addition to the eighty-odd miles of fishable water in the main stem of the Bitterroot itself, there are medium-sized streams that are ideal for the wading angler – and that still hold enough sizeable trout to add intrigue to the venture.

There are trailheads into this wilderness throughout the valley, most just a few minutes’ drive from the main roads. You can plan a day hike, awed by the grandeur of a deep-cut canyon that ascends to the tree line, or walk ten minutes on a well-groomed trail and have a stretch of stream filled with native trout all to yourself.

The East Fork and West Fork of the Bitterroot join at the valley’s southern end to flow northward toward its junction with the Clark Fork near Missoula. The Forks, as they’re known locally, are dotted with public access spots and camping areas that provide plenty of access for the wading angler, and home base for family outings.

Such an outing can be tonic for the soul – and a respite of solitude away from the civilization that encroaches on the banks of a major trout stream. To get in on any of it, check with the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, a local fly shop, or a U.S. Forest Service office in the area.

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These fishing access sites are from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. For more information, visit fwp.mt.gov/fishing.

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Places to Stay Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District Chances are, if you’re coming to the Bitterroot Valley, you’re going to stay and play for a few days. No matter the time of year, there’s an endless array of things to do and see, especially as our small towns lead to big adventures. Whether you choose to hike the area’s highest peak, walk through history or relax at local hot springs, you’re going to want a comfortable place to lay your head at the end of the day. And with accommodations that include hotels, motels, cabins, ranch stays, guest homes and bed-and-breakfasts, there’s no shortage of options. With the filming of Yellowstone at Chief Joseph Ranch, cabins and ranch stays have become a popular choice. From a full-service guest ranch with cabin accommodations to riverside cottages and forested settings, here are a few places ideal for cabin stays: ABC acres, Alta 35

Ranch, Anglers Lodge and Cabins, Bitterroot Cabins, East Fork House, Rye Creek Lodge, The Harlan Cabin, Travellers Rest Cabin and RV Park, Triple Creek Ranch and Wilderness Spirit Cabins. For stays that include cozy rooms and made-fresh breakfasts, there are several bed-and-breakfasts that are ideal for a relaxing stay, including Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast, Bitterroot River Ranch Bed and Breakfast and The Moraine B&B. Additional lodging can be found at Bitterroot River Inn, City Center, Motel 6 – Hamilton, Mountain Spirit Inn and Quality Inn. A full list of lodging throughout the 96-mile-long valley can be found at www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/lodging.


SCENIC AREA DRIVES

If you are looking for beautiful scenery only minutes away, you have come to the right place. Listed here are some suggestions for a great day drive. This list of drives was provided by the Bitterroot National Forest Service.

SKALKAHO FALLS

SULA PEAK LOOKOUT

DARBY RANGER DISTRICT Skalkaho Falls is located along Skalkaho Highway (MT-38), in between Hamilton and Phillipsburg. 3 miles south of Hamilton, turn left on MT38/Skalkaho High-way and continue another 22 miles. The falls will be locat-ed on your left. Skalkaho Falls is located in the Sapphire Mountains within Bitterroot National Forest. The water of Skalkaho Creek cascades down over 150 feet, providing impressive views and great photo opportunities. Most accessible during late spring through early autumn. Travel on Skalkaho Highway is slow due to narrow curves and limited pull-outs. During winter, only the first 10 miles of the road is plowed for automobiles.

DARBY/SULA RANGER DISTRICT This peak has an active fire look-out. It can be driven up on a good road starting from For-est Service Road 5727, just south of the Spring Gulch Campground on highway 93. The drive is 3.6 miles to the top. Visiting hours for the Lookout are from 9:30AM to 6:00PM during the fire season.

MCCART LOOKOUT DARBY/SULA RANGER DISTRICT From Sula, MT head northwest 0.2 miles on Highway 93. Turn northeast (right) onto East Fork Rd. (county road #472). Go approximately 15 miles and turn south (right) onto Forest Service Road #435 (Johnson Peak Trail). Travel 5.5 miles to the trailhead. Hike about 1.5 miles to the lookout tower. The tower is situated east of the Bitterroot Valley, at an elevation of 7,115 feet. It was named for William McCart, who settled the area but failed to com-plete his homestead entry to patent. It is poised on the edge of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and offers beautiful views of the Pintler Mountains to the east and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west.

BAKER LAKE VISTA POINT WEST FORK RANGER DISTRICT From Darby, drive south on U.S. Highway 93 for 4.4 miles to the West Fork Road, Route 473. Turn right and drive seven miles west to the Baker Lake Road. Turn right on Baker Lake Road and drive one mile to a junction. Take the right fork. Drive another mile to a second junction. Take the right fork again, and drive to the end another 7.5 miles. This road gains considerable amount of elevation, climbing the mountain via switchbacks. The road is also very narrow in some places. Total driving time on the dirt road can be 30 minutes so plan ahead. About a half mile before the trailhead you will come to an overlook with a giant rock. Pull off to the right and walk out for a breathtaking view. About a half mile up the road is the trailhead. A short but vigorous hike through forest leads to Baker Point, a large rock outcropping with panoramic views. After this point the trail levels out a bit and continues on to Baker Lake, sitting in the Basin below Trapper Peak (the Bitterroot’s tallest peak). One-way mileage to Baker Lake is 1 1/4 miles. 36


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Meet Your Next Group Destination for Weddings, Reunions & Meetings Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District When it comes to selecting a destination for a wedding, family reunion or meeting, you may be looking for a place with natural social distancing opportunities. A place like the Bitterroot Valley. And whether you’re in need of a large space or an intimate setting, you’ll likely find exactly what you’re looking for in one of eight communities in the valley. Destination Weddings For destination weddings, there are not many more picturesque places—that also happen to be affordable and provide a great value—than here. With mountains on either side of a lush valley with a river running through it, there are an array of venues that are ideal for exchanging vows. And while the wedding may be your main event, it’s also easy to add on adventures for your guests. Introduce guests to real Montana with a guided fly-fishing trip on the Bitterroot River. Book a trip with local outfitters and guides—all of whom offer trips several months a year—or set out on your own by using one of the 14 fishing access sites in the valley. For wedding party bonding, take a tour of local breweries with the option to do a self-guided tour (with a designated driver) or a guided tour with Montana Adventure Shuttle. Breathe in fresh Montana air on outdoor adventures— book an ATV tour with Bitterroot Adventures through the Sapphire Mountains, hit the waters of Lake Como on a stand-up paddleboard or peek into history with a visit to the Daly Mansion Museum in Hamilton, the Historic St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville or Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo. www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/weddings

Family Reunions This year, family reunions and multigeneration family trips are making a comeback, especially as many families haven’t been able to see each other in person during the last year. When it comes to making memories as family, the Bitterroot Valley is an ideal place to do just that. Enjoy individual privacy with easy access to extended family members by booking cabins at Alta Ranch, plan an adults-only getaway at Triple Creek Ranch, reserve Anglers Lodge and Cabins or book a private house that will give you plenty of opportunities to reconnect. Meet in Montana Located in Hamilton, the Bitterroot River Inn is a hotel and conference center that sits on the Bitterroot River and offers stunning views of the towering Bitterroot Mountains. While it’s ideal for in-person meetings, they also have the latest technology to service hybrid meetings that have a virtual component. South and west of Darby, Triple Creek Ranch has a meeting facility that’s perfect for small groups or corporate retreats. An all-inclusive property, Triple Creek has a world-class restaurant, awardwinning wine cellar and pool, with many activities—like horseback riding, fly-fishing clinics and hiking—included in the stay. For more information: www.visitbitterrootvalley.com. 38


Taste Montana Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District With eight charming small towns, there are plenty of places to please your palate and taste the many flavors and styles of Big Sky Country. From restaurants to breweries and coffee shops to bakeries, you’re sure to find lots of tasty experiences no matter your dining style. And with so many locations to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a sampling of where to taste Montana in the Bitterroot Valley.

choices that include pizza, sandwiches, burgers, BBQ and sushi. 5. Darby. Located at the southern end of the valley, Little Blue Joint is an American-style restaurant that serves pizza, burgers and salads, with a chef menu in the evenings that highlights seafood, steak and pasta. New to the scene and right across the street, the 406 Saloon/Big Cat Café also has all-season dining that includes an outdoor area with a fireplace.

3. Corvallis. A few miles off U.S. Highway 93 on the Eastside Highway, Memories Café—which is in an old church building from the late 1800s— serves up hearty meals for breakfast and lunch. Just down the road, The Merc Market & Grill features their signature “messy burgers” and weekly specials. Open for dinner, the Wild Mare has an array of sophisticated offerings like shrimp, beautifully cut steaks and pastas.

When it comes to adult beverages, there are 10 craft-focused watering holes in the form of breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries. Some breweries offer food, including Bitter Root Brewing Company and Higherground Brewing. Travelers can sip made-right-here libations in Darby, Hamilton, Stevensville, Victor and Florence. Local bakeries and coffee shops are must-visit spots and serve up sweet treats and specialty drinks. In Hamilton, Starbucks, River Rising Bakery & Deli, Bitterroot Beanery and Big Creek Coffee Roasters. In Stevensville, visit Grains of Grace Café. Or hit up the Florence Coffee Co. locations in Florence, Corvallis and Hamilton. One of the ways to get up close and personal with Montana’s culinary scene is a stay or visit at ABC Acres. Located in Hamilton, ABC Acres has a variety of on-farm activities that include livestock feedings, self-guided farm walks, farm tours, nature observation walks and work-along experiences that provide an up-close look at the flavors of the Bitterroot Valley. You can also purchase farm produced beef and pork, farm fresh egg and preserves.

4. Hamilton. The largest community in the valley with a population of around 4,700, Hamilton has more than 15 places to dine, with culinary

Learn more about the area’s dining experiences and offerings at www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/restaurants.

1. Stevensville. Start the day off with a hearty breakfast or dig into a lunch special at Frontier Café. Share a pizza at family-friendly restaurant Kodiak Jax or chow down on pasta at Marie’s Italian Restaurant and Romeo’s Italian Kitchen. For an elevated experience, try the Mission Bistro for farm-to-table dining or The Catered Table, with offerings that include seafood, fish, beef and pasta. 2. Victor. A comfortable establishment on the edge of U.S. Highway 93, Cowboy Troy’s has plenty of space, with menu items that include salads, chicken, burgers and brick oven specialty pizzas.

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HISTORIC PLACES

THE DALY MANSION

The Daly Mansion is located on 46 acres of lush landscape, and originally called “Riverside’, is the historic home of 19th Century American industrialist Marcus Daly. In 1886 Marcus Daly purchased the Anthony Chaffin homestead, which included the farmhouse and had it completely remodeled by 1889. Since the Daly family did a lot of entertaining during the summer months, the mansion was again remodeled in 1897 to a Queen Anne style Victorian home. When the home was finished, it reminded Marcus of a church, so he remodeled it again. Marcus died in November of 1900 before the remodeling was begun. A few years later, Mrs. Daly contracted A.J. Gibson from Missoula to go ahead with the remodeling plans. The once Queen Anne home was turned into the new GeorgianRevival style home and the remodeling was complete in 1910. Mr. Daly, was an Irish immigrant and made his fortune just as copper was coming into use for telegraph and electric wire. After Mrs. Daly’s death in 1941, the Mansion was closed and boarded up until 1987, when it was opened to the public. Over two million dollars in restorations have been completed in the Mansion, the grounds and the outbuildings. The three-story mansion is on 50 treed acres off the Eastside Highway. Included on the mansion grounds are a tennis court, swimming pool, greenhouse, playhouse, and a laundry building. The Daly Mansion is open daily for tours and is host to special events, weddings and reunions. The Georgian-Revival style mansion has over 50 rooms, with 25 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, as well as 7 fireplaces, 5 of which have imported Italian marble. The home is three stories for a total of 41

24,000 square feet, including a full basement. Some of the main rooms include a large living room, music room, formal dining room, sun room, trophy room, which was added in 1914, and upstairs sitting room with a third floor billiard hall. The Daly Mansion welcomes guests with disabilities. They have an elevator that travels from the 1st floor, 2nd floor and 3rd floor. There is handicap parking next to the house for state-issued parking permit holders. Much of the Daly Mansion is accessible to guests in wheelchairs, although some areas are not due to the historic architecture of the building. Today, the Mansion is a hub of local culture, entertainment, engagement and historical interpretation. We see nearly 10,000 visitors annually, and a team of over 100 volunteers are dedicated to preserving the grounds and house for the enjoyment of all who enter. The Daly Mansion is a treasure of history and intrique, and we are thrilled to share it with visitors and community members alike. Tours are available from Mid-May through October. Fall/Winter season tours are only available if you call for week day appointments 363-6004. Adults are $9.00, Seniors $8.00, Youth $6.00 (ages 6-17) and under 6 are free. In season, tour hours are from 10:00 am to 3:00. Tours take place at the top of the hour and last about one hour. The grounds are open during the tour season from 9:00 to 5:00. To obtain more information or group tours and potential discounts, call (406) 363-6004 ext. 4.


HISTORIC PLACES

FORT OWEN STATE PARK Major John Owen’s frontier trading post and Indian Agency is located half a mile west of Stevensville. Self-guided tours are available to see the preserved structures of the original Fort. Built of adobe and logs, Fort Owen is the site of the first permanent white settlement in Montana. Father Pierre DeSmet came to the area in 1841 and established St. Mary’s Mission among the Flathead Indians. In 1850, Major John Owen arrived in the valley and set up camp north of St. Mary’s. In time, Major Owen established a trading post and military strong point named Fort Owen, which served settlers, Indians, and missionaries in the valley. Fort Owen still has permanent structures that stand today.

Fort Owen is a State Park and sits at an elevation of 3,398 feet. The park has a vault toilet, a picnic table, and celebrates Fort Owen Day each 4th of July. There are no fees to visit the park but donations are welcome. It is located just north of Stevensville. Period furnishings and artifacts are displayed in the restored rooms of the east barracks. Take your time to browse through a small museum housed in preserved and partially-reconstructed structures. Enjoy the interpretive signs and exhibits that detail the state park’s history.

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HISTORIC PLACES

ST. MARY’S MISSION

Historic St. Mary’s Mission stands in the shadow of St. Mary’s Peak in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Fr. Pierre De Smet, a Jesuit priest, founded the Mission in 1841. The State of Montana grew from those early beginnings of the settlement first called St. Mary’s and later named Stevensville. The town holds the distinct honor of being the place “Where Montana Began”. The well-preserved buildings and artifacts of the Mission Complex afford visitors a look back at the historical beginnings of the birth of the State and the settlement of the West. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, St. Mary’s Mission is a cultural and historical icon of the early days of the American West. Historic St. Mary’s Mission, Inc., continually strives to strengthen ties with, and acknowledge its roots in Native American culture, while preserving the area’s delicate past for future generations. Formed in 1988, Historic St. Mary’s, Inc., is a non-profit organization. The goal of the organization is to preserve, restore, maintain and promote the Mission Complex founded in 1841 by Jesuit priests under the leadership of Father Pierre Jean DeSmet, S.J. The town of Stevensville and the State of Montana were formed from these early beginnings. 43

The Mission is administered by a seven member Board and operated by a Director. Volunteers serve as tour guides, grounds keepers, clerical workers and see to the operation of the gift shop. The maintenance and operation of the Mission is reliant on donations, tour fees, gift shop sales and grants. Programs such as the $2 A Month Club also help support operating costs. For travelers and local visitors alike, the old Mission affords a look back to the State of Montana’s earliest beginnings - the place where agriculture, medicine, education and religion were first introduced. The Mission Complex is open for tours from April 15 through October 15. Groups and school tours are always welcome. The web site provides a “tour” for those unable to visit in person. Here you will find photos, the history of the Mission Complex, and discover the roles the Salish people, Fr. DeSmet and Fr. Anthony Ravalli, S.J. played in its development.


BLENDING OF TWO CULTURES The history of St. Mary's Mission begins with the arrival in the Northwest of twenty-four Iroquois Indians employed as trappers by the Hudson's Bay Company. During the 1823-24 season, twelve of these Iroquois remained among the Salish (Selis) in the Red Willow (now Bitterroot) Valley. They were adopted into the tribe and married the Salish women. The Iroquois came from a nation that had been introduced to Christianity some two hundred years earlier. When they gathered around the campfire in the evenings with the Salish the Iroquois talked about white men who wore long black gowns, carried crucifixes, did not marry and whose practice it was to instruct people, bringing them to know God and all things to enable them to live after death. The Salish, together with their neighbors the Nez Perce, became so interested in these stories that between 1831 and 1839 they sent four delegations to St. Louis to obtain a Black Robe to live among them to teach them all these things to which the Iroquois referred. On September 24, 1841, Father Pierre Jean DeSmet, together with his fellow Jesuit missionaries, Fathers Gregory Mengarini and Nicolas Point, and three Lay Brothers arrived in the Bitterroot Valley with their belongings and supplies in three carts and a wagon, the first vehicles to enter the area. They established the first white settlement in what was to become Montana, on the east bank of the Bitterroot river, immediately west of the present town of Stevensville. The new mission, as well as the river and the tallest mountain peak to the west, were named "St. Mary's". Fifty years later the name of the river was changed to "Bitterroot" by the Forest Service. The first chapel, 25x33 had two galleries to accommodate an entire tribe. Fr. DeSmet made a trip to Fort Colville and returned with supplies to get through the winter, along with wheat, oats, potatoes and garden seeds for the first crops. The news of the Black Robes’ spread and within a short time Indians from many tribes came, forcing a larger church to be built, which was built a few hundred yards east of the river. Father DeSmet returned to St. Louis, he then left for Europe to seek recruits and funds for the mission. One of his recruits was Father Anthony Ravalli, S.J., an Italian who arrived at St. Mary’s in November of 1846. He was Montana’s first physician, surgeon and pharmacist. He was also an architect, artist and sculptor. He built the first grist and saw mill. Religion classes were held twice a day. There were classes in reading, writing and arithmetic taught in the Salish language. The Indians were taught to plow, plant, cultivate, irrigate and harvest crops and to tend cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. A larger church was under construction in 1846, but problems with the Salish’s enemies, the Blackfoot, ended in a temporary closure of the Mission. John Owen, a former army sutler, bought the improvements for $250.00. Should the Jesuits return within two years the mills and

fields would revert to them. When they were unable to return by the designated time, the Jesuits sent word to burn the church to save it from desecration. The former mission site became Fort Owen, a trading post. It wasn’t until 16 years later (1866) when Father Joseph Giorda, called back Father Ravalli and Brother William Claessens and re-established St. Mary’s Mission about a mile south of Fort Owen. Brother Claessens built a little chapel to which he attached a study, dining room, kitchen and a story and a half barn. Father Giorda made the new St. Mary’s the Jesuit mission headquarters. In 1879 an addition to the front of the building doubled the size of the chapel. Today the mission complex includes the restored chapel/residence, Father Ravalli’s log cabin/pharmacy and Chief Victor’s cabin (now a Salish museum). DeSmet park offers picnic facilities and a replica of a Salish encampment, the cemetery where Father Ravalli is buried and the Indian burial plot. A Visitor’s Center was added in 1996 and houses a gift shop as well as a research library, art gallery and museum that features some of Father Ravalli’s hand tools and farm equipment as well as historical documents and photographs. Recently added is a replica of the first two-wheeled carts. The carts carried belongings and supplies for the first group of Jesuits as they were escorted by the Indians to the Bitter Root Valley in 1841.

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BITTERROOT VALLEY Demographics & Community Profile SULA | CONNER | DARBY | HAMILTON | CORVALLIS | PINESDALE | VICTOR | STEVENSVILLE | LOLO

BITTERROOT VALLEY BASICS POPULATION - 43,806

MEDIAN HOME VALUE - $279,300

AVERAGE CLIMATE (low) (high)

ELEVATION - 3,570 ft

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME - $53,054

- JANUARY

15°F

33°F

COUNTY - Ravalli County

MEDIAN AGE - 49

- APRIL

32°F

60°F

AREA CODE - 406

HOUSEHOLDS - 17,354

- JULY

50°F

85°F

LENGTH - 96 Miles

MEDIAN GROSS RENT - $770

- OCTOBER

31°F

61°F

The demographic statistics are from the 2019 estimations from the US Census Bureau. The climate information is cited from the NOAA.

To Missoula

TRAVEL INFORMATION The Missoula International Airport is the Gateway to Western Montana. It is conveniently located within one mile of the busy shopping district of North Reserve, ten minutes from downtown Missoula and the University of Montana and just 45 miles from Hamilton. Six airlines - Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, American Airlines and United - have operations at the airport and serve twelve nonstop destinations: Two gift shops, rental cars, a travel service, a real estate rental office, and restaurants are onsite. Missoula International Airport is also home to the largest aerial firefighting depot in the U.S., the base of operations for the legendary 'Smokejumpers,' the Museum of Mountain Flying, Aeronautics, Homestead Helicopters, and two Fixed Base Operators: Minuteman Jet Center and Northstar Jet. www.flymissoula.com 47

Florence

22 Miles

Unincorporated Community Population ~ 765

Victor

Stevensville Florence Elevation 3,218 10 Miles

Unincorporated Community Population ~ 745

96 Miles

Hamilton

Population ~ 4,363

Population ~ 1,815

Stevensville Victor 7 Miles

City - 223 South Second St All Offices - 406-363-2101

City - 206 Buck Ave All Offics - 406-777-5271

4 Miles

Elevation 3,370

Corvallis

Elevation 3,477

Hamilton

Elevation 3,572

18 Miles

Grantsdale

Corvallis Unincorporated Community Population ~ 976

Darby County Offices 205 Bedford - Hamilton Assessor - 406-375-2700 Clerk/Recorder - 406-375-6555

Darby

Elevation 3,887 8 Miles

Vehicle Registration - 406-375-6585 Conner Drivers License - 406-777-4388 102 Main Street in Stevensville

City - Tanner Street All Offices - 406-821-3753 Population ~ 722 11 Miles

Sula

Lost Trail Visitor Info. Center Elevation 7, 014

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EDUCATION CORVALLIS SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 - (406) 961-4211 - Corvallis High School - Corvallis Middle School - Corvallis Primary

STEVENSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #2 - (406) 777-5481 - Stevensville High School - Stevensville Middle School - Stevensville Primary

HAMILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 - (406) 363-2280 - Hamilton High School - Hamilton Middle School - Daly Elementary - Washington Primary

VICTOR SCHOOL DISTRICT #7 - (406) 642-3221

LONE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT #13 - (406) 777-3314 - Lone Rock School

CARLTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #15 - (406) 273-6751 - Florence-Carlton High School - Florence-Carlton Middle School - Florence-Carlton Elementary School

PRIVATE EDUCATION BLODGETT VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL- (406) 363-0575 HAMILTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - (406) 363-4534 PAROCHIAL PINES ACADEMY - (406) 961-3055

HIGHER EDUCATION

- Victor Public School

DARBY SCHOOL DISTRICT #9 - (406) 821-3841

- Darby High School - Darby Elementary/Middle School

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BIRDING IN THE BITTERROOT

Photo by Perry Backus

A glittering rainbow of kaleidoscope colors fill the Bitterroot Valley sky each spring and summer as the hummingbirds return to breed and nest here in Southwestern Montana. Three distinct Bitterroot Valley hummingbird species are prevalent in this area, including the smallest breeding bird in North America, the Calliope; the feisty, rusty-backed colored Rufous; and the shy lesser seen Black-chinned. Males are quite colorful for attracting mates, where females are more gray and green to camouflage on their nests, aiding in deterring predation. There are many opportunities to view these migrating winged creatures in the valley while they linger to build fat reserves for metabolized fuel for the long journey south. It’s commonly believed by researchers that their average life span is 3 to 4 years, but amazingly, a nine-year old male Black-chinned hummer was captured and safely released along the Sapphire Range foothills in 2009. To publicly view these Bitterroot feathered treasures, one may visit Skalkaho Steakhouse where there is a history of providing sugar-water feeders that host a marvelous variety of colorful hummingbirds. Also to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal while watching these winged wonders. The place is a buzz with the small bird’s wings beating 40-80 beats per second. A few other quick facts, normal flight speed, 30 mph. Heart rate 250 beats per minute at rest, normal body temp. 105-108 Degrees - truly amazing! Teller Wildlife Refuge is the state’s only private wildlife refuge. It provides some diverse habitat systems for numerous birds and animals.

The non-profit refuge is supported by grants and private individuals. They are dedicated to conserving wildlife habitat living along the Bitterroot River corridor, and serving as an outdoor classroom for people to find out about conservation issues. Teller has around 1,200 acres with various species to view. Public access is permitted from the Woodside Fishing Access. Visitors are asked to stay on the main trail to the north or to the river side (west) of the trail. Access to the area east of the trail requires permission. For more information call (406) 961-4489. Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge was established on February 4, 1964 and has 2,800 acres in the Bitterroot River Valley. The refuge is approximately 2 miles north of Stevensville. It is located in a floodplain and provides a unique wildlife experience for the public to enjoy. Refuge habitats - riparian woodland, wetland and upland are managed for the benefit of migrating songbirds, waterfowl, water birds and raptors. Riparian woodland and wetland communities are managed to provide optimum nesting, feeding and cover habitat for these bird species. Refuge staff manages the Refuge and there are about 267 species of birds present in the Bitterroot River watershed and 242 have been recorded at Lee Metcalf. There are trails paved and accessible for wheelchair users. For more information on trails and access call Lee Metcalf Natural Wildlife Refuge at (406) 777-5552 or www.fws.gov/refuge/lee_metcalf. 50


LOCAL PARKS & WALKING TRAILS AMERICAN LEGION - 220 South 2nd St, Hamilton

KIWANIS PARK - 375 South 9th St, Hamilton

- Dogs not allowed, playground, splash deck, picnic area, benches, close to downtown, ADA accessible, restrooms available

- Dogs allowed on leash, playground, picnic tables, gazebo, benches, non-motorized trails, wildlife viewing, river access

CLAUDIA DRISCOLL PARK - 200 North 10th St, Hamilton

RIVER PARK & TRAIL - 401 S 9th Street , Hamilton

-Dogs not allowed, playground, picnic tables, gazebo, benches, non-motorized trails, skatepark, restrooms available, bandshell

- Dogs allowed on leash, playground, picnic tables, gazebo, benches, non-motorized trails, wildlife viewing, river access

HAMILTON DOG PARK - 843 New York Ave, Hamilton

SKALKAHO BEND PARK - 505 Bailey Ave, Hamilton

- Visit www.cityofhamilton.net/living/parks_and_recreation/ dog_park.html for the rules.

- Dogs allowed on leash, native plants along ADA trail, new ditch crossing, non-motorized trails, wildlife viewing, river access, vault toilet available

HIERONYMUS PARK & TRAIL- 196 Hieronymus Park Dr, Hamilton - Dogs allowed on leash, Veterans Monument at North entrance, B.E.A.R. Ropes Course, fishing pond, canopy picnic tables, non-motorized trails, Lewis & CLark Interpretive Trail Signs, wildlife viewing, river access

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STEVE POWELL TRAIL- 4662 Steve Powell Trail, Hamilton - Dogs allowed on leash, non-motorized trails, interpretive trail signs, benches, beach areas, wildlife viewing, foot bridge over Corvallis Canal

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LOCAL PARKS & WALKING TRAILS MAIN STREET PARK - 106 South Main St, Darby

DARBY SKATE PARK- 301 Rodeo Rd, Darby

- Playground and gazebo

- Features bowls, ramps and steps.

TIN CUP PARK - 201 Tin Cup Rd, Darby

DARBY TRAIL SYSTEM -Darby

- Cooking fire pits, pine trees (no facilities)

SOUTH PARK - 201 Warren Ln, Darby

- A 3.5 mile loop of a non-motorized trail system that currently connects Rodeo Grounds, River Park, Darby School, and the Darby Library.

- Swings, picnic tables, cottonwoods and pine trees (no facilities)

VICTOR PARK - Downtown, Victor - Gazebo, picnic tables and trees.

RIVER PARK - 605 East Miles, Darby - Foot access to the Darby Trail of Discovery the Bitterroot River (No facilities)

WAINCREST PARK - 105 South Mill St, Darby - Gazebo, tables, play area with swings, horseshoe pit and fire pit. Restrooms available in summer months,

FLORENCE PARK- Florence-Carlton Loop, Florence -Playground, picnic tables, gazebo, benches, non-motorized trails, baseball diamonds, restrooms available.

DICKERSON PARK - 300 block of S. 6th St, Stevensville - Basketball court and open space

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LOCAL PARKS & WALKING TRAILS FATHER RAVALLI PARK - 700 block of College St, Stevensville -Swings, playground, basketball court, open space

LEGACY PARK- On bike path next to Stevensville Ranger Station - Native Bitterroot Valley plants and open space

LEWIS & CLARK PARK - W. end of 2nd St, Stevensville - Playgrounds (2), swings, basketball court, 2 pavilions with charcoal grill, swimming pool, skate park and open space.

STEVENSVILLE BIKE PATH - Stevensville Cutoff Rd - 1.5 mile paved bike path

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TAD LANGE PARK - 500 block Main St, Stevensville - Picnic tables and open space

VETERANS PARK - 100 block Main St, Stevensville - Blue Star Military Memorial, benches, picnic tables.

RIVER PARK & TRAIL- Stevensville Cutoff Rd Fishing Acess, Stevensville - Pavilion with charcoal grill, nature river trail, river access and open space

Visit the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce at 105 E Main Street in Hamilton for community walking and trail maps.

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BIT TERROOT FOREST

Photo by Perry Backus

HISTORY OF THE BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST The Bitterroot National Forest has been occupied by humans for 8,000 years or longer, and is the traditional homeland of the Bitterroot Salish Indians. It was also frequented by other tribes including the Kootenai, Pend d’Oreille, Shoshone and Nez Perce. These hunters and gatherers harvested plants and animals throughout the year. The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1805 was the first recorded contact of Euro-Americans here. After crossing the rugged divide near what is now Lost Trail Pass, Lewis and Clark descended into Ross’ Hole (located near Sula, MT) and encountered an encampment of Bitterroot Salish preparing to travel to bison hunting areas east of the Continental Divide. Seventy-two years later when the Nez Perce fled their homeland in Idaho they retraced Lewis and Clark’s route into the Bitterroot. After passing peacefully through the valley, they were confronted by a regiment of soldiers and the Battle of the Big Hole ensued. A segment of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, known also as the Nee-Me-Poo, can be hiked on the Sula Ranger District. Euro-American occupation of the Bitterroot Valley accelerated in the 1860s with the discovery of gold, first in Idaho and then in Montana. The valley’s relatively mild climate and abundant water supplies were well-suited to agriculture, making it the “bread basket” for mining camps throughout southwestern Montana. Although relatively little mining activity occurred in the Bitterroot, the Overwhich-Hughes 55

Creek Mining District in the upper West Fork of the Bitterroot was a bustling gold district in the 1890s and early 1900s. Gold was also mined in the hills east of Stevensville during this time, and the Curlew mine near Victor produced silver, lead, zinc and gold ore well into the 20th century. The lumber industry began its development in the 1880s. Much of the timber harvested was cut from public land until 1897, when the Bitter Root Forest Reserve was created. This made it part of a national effort to help preserve the forests in the western United States from further devastation. In 1907, the newly created U.S. Forest Service converted these forest reserves into National Forests, marking the beginning of National Forest Conservation and management policy. The Bitter Root Forest Reserve and portions of neighboring reserves became today’s Bitterroot National Forest.

ABOUT OUR NATIONAL FOREST The 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest, in west central Montana and east central Idaho, is part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. National Forest land begins above the foothills of the Bitterroot River Valley in two mountain ranges--the Bitterroot


Mountains on the west and the Sapphire Mountains on the east side of the valley. The nearest urban area is Missoula, Montana, located 40 miles north of Hamilton, Montana. Elevation ranges from 3,200 feet at the north end of the Bitterroot Valley to Trapper Peak at 10,157 feet in the mountains on the south. In the Idaho portion of the Forest, elevations drop to about 2,600 feet along the Selway River and 2,200 feet on the Salmon River. In response to the changing needs of society, land managers on the Bitterroot National Forest use the principles of multiple use and ecosystem management to develop their objectives. Based on the sound principles of biological diversity and landscape management, the forest supports productive, healthy diverse ecosystems while providing the goods, services, values and opportunities that people desire. These include recreation, wildlife, fisheries, water, cultural resources, as well as timber, minerals, and grazing. In the drier valley floor and lower foothills there is an arid-lands mix of grasslands, shrublands, and ponderosa pine that borders cottonwood forest along rivers and streams. On grassland ecosystems, wildlife and domestic livestock share forage. These rangelands provide benefits like wildlife habitats and recreation. Mid-elevations receive more moisture and are habitat for stands of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and western larch. Higher elevations produce Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir, subalpine larch and whitebark pine.

Vegetative management of the forest provides a sustained yield of forest products including saw timber, post, poles, and firewood, while providing improved wildlife habitat, forest health and high quality watersheds. Alpine lakes, mountain reservoirs, fast running streams and the meandering Bitterroot River offer anglers the opportunity to fish for brook, rainbow, and brown trout. Be sure to consult the current Montana or Idaho fishing regulations for details. The Bitterroot Forest is home to many species of wildlife, from mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bear, mountain lions, and moose, to many varieties of smaller animals and birds. Wildlife viewing areas offer you the opportunity to view them in their natural habitat. Recreation opportunities abound. Try some popular activities like camping at eighteen developed campgrounds, hiking or riding on more than 1,600 miles of trails, fishing, hunting, rafting, boating, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, wildlife watching; downhill and crosscounty skiing; snowboarding and snowmobiling to name a few. Forty-seven percent of the Bitterroot National Forest (743,000 acres) is comprised of portions of the Anaconda-Pintler, Selway-Bitterroot, and/or Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

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RESTAURANTS A TASTE OF PARIS

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BACK DOOR DELI

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BACKYARD TAP HOUSE

281 Rodeo Drive - Florence (406) 830-3266 / www.backyardtaphouse.com

BAILEY’S FINISH LINE BAR & GRILL

2420 Railroad Avenue - Victor (307) 680-1995 / www.facebook.com/Baileysfinishline

BITTER ROOT BREWING

101 Marcus Street - Hamilton (406)363-7468 (PINT) / www.bitterrootbrewing.com

BJ’S RESTAURANT

900 North 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 363-4650 / www.bjsrestaurant.net

BOUILLA

111 South 3rd Street - Hamilton (406)361-0223 / www.bouilla.com

COFFEE CUP CAFE

500 South 1st Street - Hamilton (406)363-3822

COWBOY TROYS

2359 Hwy 93 North - Victor (406) 642-3380 / www.cowboytroys.com

DOMINO’S PIZZA

901 South 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 361-3030 / www.dominos.com

FIGARO’S PIZZA

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FINS TAP HOUSE

352 Woodside Cutoff - Corvallis (406) 370-1821 / www.finstaphouse.com

FREESTONE ICE CREAM

113 South 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 961-9800 / www.facebook.com/freestoneicecream

HIGHERGROUND BREWING COMPANY

518 North 1st Street - Hamilton (406)375-5204 / www.highergroundbrewing.com

KODIAK JAX II

109 South 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 363-5695 / www.kodiakjax.com

LITTLE BLUE JOINT

119 North Main Street - Darby (406)821-0023 / www.littlebluejoint.com

LOLO PEAK BREWERY

6201 Brewery Way - Lolo (406) 493-6231 / www.lolopeakbrewery.com

MCDONALD’S

707 North 1st Street - Hamilton (406)363-6644 / www.mcdonalds.com

MISSION BISTRO

225 Main Street - Stevensville (406)777-6945 / www.missionbistromt.com

NAPS GRILL

200 West Main Street - Hamilton (406) 363-0136 / www.napsgrill.com

PIZZA HUT

1002 North 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 363-1502 / www.pizzahut.com

RIVER RISING

337 West Main Street - Hamilton (406) 363-4552 / www.riverrisingbakery.com

SECOND STREET SUSHI

322 2nd Street - Hamilton / (406) 363-0600


RESTAURANTS

THE WILD MARE

283 2nd Street - Corvallis (406)961-8938 / www.facebook.com/Wild-Mare

SEPPI’S EUROPEAN MARKET & DELI

129 Copper King Court, Suite A - Hamilton / (406)369-0529 www.facebook.com/Seppis-European-Market-Deli

SKALKAHO STEAKHOUSE

1380 Skalkaho Hwy (7 mile marker) - Hamilton (406) 363-3522

SUBWAY OF HAMILTON

1146 North 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 363-4609 / www.subway.com

SUZETTE’S ORGANICS

900 South 1st Street - Hamilton (406) 375-5159 / www.facebook.com/suzettesorganics

FOOD TRUCKS BIG SKY GRUB TRUCK

Mobile Concession (406) 880-2122 / www.bigskygrubtruck.com

COVERED WAGON HOT DOGS

Mobile Concession (847) 337-6824 / www.coveredwagonhotdogs.com

PORTABLE PIZZA PALACE

TACO DEL SOL

376 US Hwy 93 South - Hamilton (406) 375-8226 / www.facebook.com/HamiltonTDS

THE CATERED TABLE

205 Main Street - Stevensville (406) 777-7090 / www.cateredtable.com

THE EDGE RESTAURANT

140 Bitterroot Plaza Drive - Hamilton (406) 375-0007 / www.theedgerestaurant.com

Mobile Concession (406) 369-5296 / www.facebook.com/Portable-Pizza-Palace

REAL FLAVORS FOOD TRUCK & CATERING

Mobile Concession (406) 880-8755 / www.facebook.com/RealFlavorsFood

THE GUT BOMB

Mobile Concession (406) 381-0436 / www.facebook.com/THEGUTBOMB

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Lolo Peak Brewery FireRoot Spirits

Wildwood Brewing Blacksmith Brewing

Hidden Legend Winery

Mountain View Distillery

Blodgett Canyon Cellars Westslope Distillery Shed Horn Cellars

Higherground Brewing Bitter Root Brewery

Brigand Brewing Montana CiderWorks

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION TRANSPORTATION BITTERROOT BUS - (406) 363-7484 HUCKLEBERRY EXPRESS TAXI - (406) 369-3520 DISABLED AMERICANS VETERANS VAN - (406) 363-8396 VALLEY VETERANS- (406) 363-9838

SANITATION MUNICIPAL PLANTS IN DARBY, HAMILTON & STEVENSVILLE

- Sewer Districts in Victor and Corvallis - Type of sewage treatment: Secondary/Extended Aeration - Capacity: 3,000,000 gals/day - Average Load: 1,000,000 gals/day Most residences are served with onsight individual septic and walls

iRIDE VAN POOL - (406) 327-8515 VALLEY COURIER SERVICE - (406) 363-8396

VEHICLE/REGISTRATION DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMS AND RENEWALS

102 Main Street, Suite A - Stevensville Appointments preferred. (866) 450-8034 https://dojmt.gov/driving/appointments/

VEHICLE REGISTRATION/TITLES

215 South 4th Street - Hamilton / (406) 375-6585

ELECTRICITY UTILITIES NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - (406) 542-5991 RAVALLI COUNTY ELECTRIC CO-OP - (406) 961-3001

WATER VARIOUS MUNICIPAL & PRIVATE SUPPLIERS - Source of city water: Wells - Average depth of wells: 60-100 ft - Average consumption: 1.4 MGD gals/day - Peak consumption: 2.4 MGD gals/day - Hardness (ppm): 134 - Treated: yes - Temperature: 50°

TELEPHONE SERVICES BLACKFOOT COMMUNICATIONS- (406) 541-5065 BITTERROOT WIRELESS - (406) 375-9905 GLOBAL WIRELESS - (406) 363-5163 ESSEN COMMUNICATIONS- (406) 642-3333

NATURAL GAS UTILITIES NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - (406) 542-5991

SPECTRUM - (406) 728 - 0171 CENTURYLINK - (866) 401-5369 BIG SKY COMMUNICATIONS - (406) 363-0700 GRIZ WIRELESS - (406) 375-7030 60


COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION INTERNET SERVICES

POST OFFICES

GRIZZLY BROADBAND - (406) 363-2183

CONNER - (406) 821-4776

CENTURYLINK - (866) 401-5369

CORVALLIS - (406) 961-3821

SPECTRUM - (406) 728 - 0171

DARBY - (406) 821-3441

BIG SKY INTERNET- (406) 552-0100

FLORENCE - (406) 273-2731

ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTERNET - (406) 375-8088

HAMILTON - (406) 363-1445

EMERGENCY NUMBERS SHERIFF/AMBULANCE/FIRE - 911

STEVENSVILLE - (406) 777-5812 SULA - (406) 821-3852 VICTOR - (406) 642-3361

FIRST CALL FOR HELP (DOMESTIC ABUSE) - 211 RAVALLI COUNTY SHERIFF - (406) 375-4060

RAVALLI COUNTY SERVICES

HAMILTON CITY POLICE - (406) 363-2100

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - (406) 375-6500

STEVENSVILLE POLICE- (406) 777-3011

CLERK & RECORDERS - (406) 375-6555

DARBY POLICE - (406) 821-3748

TO BURN - (406) 363-3033

ROAD CONDITIONS- (800) 226-7623

ELECTION OFFICE - (406) 375-6556 SANITARIAN - (406) 375-6565 PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT - (406) 375-6670

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ROAD DEPARTMENT - (406) 363-2733 FAIRGROUNDS - (406) 363-3411 TAXES - (406) 375-6600 WEED DISTRICT - (406) 777-5842


COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION SOCIAL SECURITY

VETERANS SERVICES

MISSOULA OFFICE - (406) 542-1580

BENEFITS & INFORMATION - (800) 827-1000 VALLEY VETERANS SERVICE CENTER - (406) 363-9838

STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

HAMILTON VA CLINIC - (406) 363-3352

MONTANA STATE HIGHWAY PATROL - (800) 525-5555 MONTANA ROAD INFORMATION - (800) 226 - 7623

UTILITIES BITTERROOT DISPOSAL (TRASH SERVICE) - (406) 363-3630 VICTOR DUMP TRANSFER - (406) 642-3375 NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - (888) 467-2669 RAVALLI COUNTY ELECTRIC CO-OP - (406) 961-3001 ONE CALL BEFORE YOU DIG - (800) 424-5554 HAMILTON CITY WATER & SEWER BILLING - (406) 363-2131

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2021 BITTERROOT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING & TAXES ACCU-TAX, INC. (406) 375-8614 DAVIS GROUP PLLC 178 South 3rd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2225 DAWSON’S FULL SERVICE BKG. INC 496 Woodcrest Ln, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 375-2406 HENDERSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 103 Bedford St #102, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6306 JCCS, PC. 400 West Main St #101, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2820 TOMPKINS & PETERS CPAs, P.C. 1659 North First St Suite 2, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0097

AIRPORTS CHOICE AVIATION 528 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6471

CLEAN AIR CARE DUNRITE LLC 361 Brayton Way, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 369-5846

LANKFORD DRAFTING + DESIGN, INC. 1017 Old Stage Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3188

MISSOULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 5225 Highway 10 West, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 532-8659

ART GALLERIES/FRAMING

ALPACA/EMU/LLAMA RANCHES

ART FOCUS, LLC 215 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4112

WILD ROSE EMU RANCH 284 Rose Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1710

ART STUDIO

ALTERATIONS/TAILORING

MONTANA BLISS ARTWORKS 101 South Seventh, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-2488

JUDY’S CUSTOM TAILORING 805 Pheasant Run, Hamilton, MT 59840 (209) 770-1769

WEBER & VANORIO CPAs, P.C. 406 Main Street, Suite A, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-9966

AIR DUCT/ DRYER VENT CLEANING

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

ANTIQUES BITTERROOT ANTIQUE MALL 1593 N 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-0540

ARTISTS MONTANA BLISS ARTWORKS 101 South Seventh, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-2488 MONTANA PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION 226 Peaceful Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-3936

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ASSISTED LIVING

TIRE RAMA 500 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2995

AUTOMOTIVE

WIMP’S BODY WORKS, INC 998 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4050

BEE HIVE HOMES OF HAMILTON 826 New York Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5464

BELL MCCALL 300 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2011

DISCOVERY CARE CENTRE 601 North 10th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2273

BITTERROOT GLASS, INC 420 North 2nd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1044

SAPPHIRE LUTHERAN HOMES 501 North 10th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2800

GRENFELL GARAGE 1102 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-2424

VALLEY VIEW ESTATES HEALTH & REHABILITATION 225 North 8th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1144

HARPER’S BITTERROOT VALLEY TIRE CENTER 4026 Hwy 93 North, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-4667

ATTORNEYS DATSOPOULOS, MACDONALD & LIND, P.C. 1920 North First St #C, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-9003

AUTOMATED GATES ROCKY MOUNTAIN DOORS 374 North Gold Creek Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0551

AVIATION SERVICES CHOICE AVIATION 528 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6471

JERRY WESSELS TIRE CENTER 211 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3884

AWARDS ELAINE'S ENGRAVING 123 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5193

LUBE QUICK 1000 North First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4221

BAKERY

MILDENBERGER MOTORS 1717 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4100

A TASTE OF PARIS 109 North Fourth Street #106, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-5875

QUALITY CARS & TRUCKS 400 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0188

ALBERTSONS 1313 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4555

RELIANCE AUTOMOTIVE 1000 1/2 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2360

BACK DOOR DELI 105 South 3rd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4480

Antiques & Fine Gifts

FURNITURE • COLLECTIBLES JEWELRY • FASHIONS • LAMPS VINTAGE • DECOR • BODY PRODUCTS and more! 406.363.5153 | 315 South 3rd Street, Hamilton www.montana-rose.com

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GARY & LEO’S FRESH FOODS 5537 Hwy 93 North, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-2791

STOCKMAN BANK 1713 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5381

HAMILTON’S MARKET PLACE 600 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5720

TRAILWEST BANK 224 West Pinckney St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1222

RIVER RISING 337 West Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4552

US BANK 1265 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6700

SUPER 1 FOODS - HAMILTON 1131 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6200

BAR/CASINO

SUPER 1 FOODS - STEVENSVILLE 39 Stevensville Cutoff Rd West, Stevi, MT 59870 (406) 777-7300

BANKS/CREDIT UNIONS BITTERROOT COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 218 South Main St - Darby MT 59829 706 South 1st St - Hamilton MT 59840 (406) 821-3171 CLEARWATER CREDIT UNION 107 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 523-3300

BAILEY’S FINISH LINE BAR & GRILL 2420 Railroad Avenue, Victor, MT 59875 (307) 680-1995

RAINBOW BAR & POKER ROOM INC. 113 North Second Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-3783

SALON 21 214 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0021

BED & BREAKFASTS BITTERROOT RIVER BED & BREAKFAST LLC 501 South Ave., Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5205

BEER/WINE DISTRUBUTORS SUMMIT BEVERAGE 3305 Great Northern Ave, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 541-3900

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BOUTIQUE

COPPER POPPY BOUTIQUE, LLC 307 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-8250

FIRST SECURITY BANK 100 Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3551

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BANK 220 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5553

STONEYDALE PRESS 523 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-2729

LITTLE BLUE JOINT/SAWMILL SALOON 119 North Main, 123 North Main, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-0023

BEAUTY SALONS

RAVALLI COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 501 North First St, Hamilton, MT 5525 US Hwy 93 W, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 363-4631

CHAPTER ONE BOOK STORE 252 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5220

BURLAP CHIC BOUTIQUE & GIFTS 175 S. 2nd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5898

FARMERS STATE BANK 103 Main St, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3431

OPPORTUNITY BANK OF AMERICA 711 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4400

BOOKS/PUBLISHERS

COWBOY TROY’S 2359 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3380

RAVALLI FUN CENTER 300 Skeels Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6172

FIRST INTERSTATE BANK 1501 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-6900

ZIP BEVERAGE 1301 Scott St, Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9543

BREWERIES BRIGAND BREWING CO INC 308 East Tanner Ave, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 646-6003 BITTER ROOT BREWING 101 Marcus St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7468 (PINT) BLACKSMITH BREWING COMPANY 114 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-0680 HIGHERGROUND BREWING CO 518 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5204 LOLO PEAK BREWING COMPANY 6201 Brewery Way, Lolo, MT 59847 (406) 493-6231

BUILDING DESIGN SERVICES LANKFORD DRAFTING + DESIGN, INC. 1017 Old Stage Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3188

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BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION SERVICES BECK BUILDERS, INC 110 Fabers Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3389 BIG SKY BUILDERS 1229 Meridian Rd, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-2440 BUILT RIGHT CONSTRUCTION 4982 Wolf Wind Lane, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 230-2652 E J BUTTS CONSTRUCTION, INC 546 Arrow Hill Drive, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-8113 H M CONSTRUCTION 312 South Fifth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 546-3088 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF RAVALLI COUNTY 131 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-1926 MR ASPHALT, INC 174 Black Ln, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 531-1595 PIGMAN BUILDERS, INC 935 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3000 SCHROCK CONSTRUCTION INC 1353 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-6808 SPECIALTY WOODWORKS COMPANY 212 Pennsylvania Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6353 STEWART EXCAVATING INCORPORATED 195 Hawker Ln, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4059 WETZSTEON ELECTRIC, INC 617 South Second, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5819

BUILDING/MATERIALS DONALDSON BROTHERS READY MIX 477 Hwy 93 North, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3600 EASTSIDE ACE HARDWARE 4054 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5525 EVANS ACE HARDWARE 714 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3351 FLORENCE ACE HARDWARE 5524 Old Hwy 93, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-4333 MASSA HOME CENTER 1600 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1922 MR ASPHALT, INC 174 Black Ln, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 531-1595

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PERMA CHINK SYSTEMS INC. 3112 Hwy 93 North, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 642-3544 PLATT ELECTRIC SUPPLY 201 B Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0792

CABINETRY

CATERING/CONCESSIONS A MOVEABLE FEAST 3108 Clark Street, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 544-8390 A TASTE OF PARIS 109 North Fourth Street #106, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-5875

B&B CABINETRY DESIGN CO. 401 West Main Street Suite B, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5888

BIG SKY GRUB LLC 5595 Riverview Drive South, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 880-2122

DIRECT SOURCE MT INC. 210 North 1st St Ste D, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 728-8099

COVERED WAGON HOT DOGS 1520 Phillips Street, Missoula, MT 59802

CAMPING/RV ANGLERS ROOST 815 Hwy 93 South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1268 BLACK RABBIT RV PARK & STORAGE 2101 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3744 CAMP SULA 7060 Hwy 93 South, Sula, MT 59871 (406) 821-3364 TRAVELLERS REST CABINS AND RV PARK 601 North Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3282

CANDY BIG SKY CANDY 319 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0580 OLD WEST CANDY 202 South Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-4076 WILDFLOWER CONFECTIONS & BOUTIQUE 309 North Main Street, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 369-3309

CARPET CLEANERS & RESTORATION

LITTLE BLUE JOINT/SAWMILL SALOON 119 North Main / 123 North Main, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-0023 REAL FLAVORS FOOD TRUCK & CATERING 2615 Bratton Way, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 880-8755 THE CATERED TABLE 205 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-7090

CELLULAR GLOBAL WIRELESS 904 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5163

CENTRAL VAC SYSTEMS ROCKY MOUNTAIN DOORS 374 North Gold Creek Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0551

CHILD CARE GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH & LEARNING CENTER 275 Hattie Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1924

CHURCHES FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 171 Lewis Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2964

A CLEAN START - GUS’ CLEANING INC 240 Wyant Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4427

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1220 West Main, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1232

DAYSPRING RESTORATION 2086 US Hwy 93, Victor, MT 59875

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH & LEARNING CENTER 275 Hattie Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1924

PURITY CLEANING, INC. 1369 US 93 Ste 3, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3545 TIM’S CLEANER CARPETS & RESTORATION, INC 590 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-3636

CARRIAGE SERVICES PIONEER CARRIAGE 1170 Summerdale Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3602

HAMILTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 601 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2510

CIDER PRODUCERS BACKROAD CIDER 98 Marcus Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 MONTANA CIDERWORKS 261 Rye Creek Rd, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 360-5078


COFFEE

CLOTHING BOB WARD’S SPORTS & OUTDOORS 1120 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6204 BURLAP CHIC BOUTIQUE & GIFTS 175 S. 2nd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5898 COPPER POPPY BOUTIQUE, LLC 307 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-8250 FORDS DEPARTMENT STORE 136 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2251 KMART 1235 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2922 MURDOCH’S RANCH & HOME SUPPLY 1189 1st St South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7644 OLD WEST CANDY 202 South Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-4076 THE CLOSET 164 South Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2735

BIG CREEK COFFEE ROASTERS 301 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-7508 BITTERROOT BEANERY 1002 North First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-1599 WILDFLOWER CONFECTIONS & BOUTIQUE 309 North Main Street, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 369-3309

COMMUNICATION SERVICES GLOBAL WIRELESS 904 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5163 GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

COMPUTERS & RELATED SERVICES FIRST CALL COMPUTER SOLUTIONS 500 N. Higgins Ave., Ste 201,Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-6462 GLOBAL WIRELESS 904 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5163 GRIZ WIRELESS, INC 189 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-7030

GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540 UNIVISION 2925 Stockyard Road A, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 721-8876

CONSULTING/COACHING ENTREPRENEUR AMERICA 13 Orion Belt Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0164 HINGSTON ROACH GROUP, INC. PO Box 656, Stevensville, MT 59870 (208) 660-1818

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING INDEPENDENT MERCHANT ADVISORS 461 Hudson Lane, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 802-2074 PLATINUM PAYMENTS 940 Nature Way, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 369-1853

DAY SPAS LORA LIN AESTHETICS 565 Merwin Trail, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 802-4351

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DELI ALBERTSONS 1313 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4555 SEPPI’S EUROPEAN MARKET & DELI 129 Copper King Ct, Suite A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-0529 SUPER 1 FOODS - HAMILTON 1131 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6200 SUPER 1 FOODS - STEVENSVILLE 39 Stevensville Cutoff Rd West, Stevi, MT 59870 (406) 777-7300

DENTAL SERVICES CANYON VIEW DENTAL, PC 710 North First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-1192

DIRECT SALES DIRECT SOURCE MT INC. 210 North 1st St Ste D, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 728-8099

DISTILLERY & TASTING WESTSLOPE DISTILLERY 172 South Second Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-1266

DOORS SPECIALTY WOODWORKS COMPANY 212 Pennsylvania Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6353

DOORS/GARAGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DOORS 374 North Gold Creek Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0551

DOG TRAINING/BOARDING WIND RIVER CANINE PARTNERS 5353 E Carlton Creek Road, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-4899

DRAIN CLEARING SWEET PEA SEWER & SEPTIC 633 Old Corvallis Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3377

DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY BITTER ROOT LAUNDRY 113 Foxfield #A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1231

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EASI CLEANERS 115 Pine St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1344

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH REACH HIGHER MONTANA 40 West 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601 (406) 880-1145

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

EVENTS/CENTERS/MEMBERS BITTERROOT CELTIC SOCIETY PO Box 1774, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 274-8886 DALY MANSION 251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6004 HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 338 Pine Avenue, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 821-3777

D.J.’S ELECTRIC, INC 201A Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1972

PIONEER CARRIAGE 1170 Summerdale Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3602

JKL ELECTRIC 1896 North Burr Road, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 274-0687

PLUMTREE EVENTS, LLC 7445 Cherokee Court, Lolo, MT 59847 (406) 830-9556

PLATT ELECTRIC SUPPLY 201 B Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0792

RAVALLI COUNTY FAIR 100 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3411

WETZSTEON ELECTRIC, INC 617 South Second, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5819

EMBROID/SILK SCREENING BIG SKY PROMOTIONS 315 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0919 SHIRTS ETC. & WIND RELATED 931 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1050 THE SHIRT SHOP 740 River St, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-5671

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES A2Z PERSONNEL 186 South 3rd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0723 A2Z PERSONNEL - STEVENSVILLE 215 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-1662

ENGINEERING MORRISON MAIERLE, INC 1055 Mount Ave, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-8880

ENGRAVABLE JEWELRY/GIFTS NAME TAGS/PET ID TAGS/ OFFICE SIGNS ELAINE'S ENGRAVING 123 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5193

EQUIPMENT SALES/SERVICE MOM'S RENTALS 1700 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 327-1104

FAIRGROUNDS RAVALLI COUNTY FAIR 100 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3411

FARM AND RANCH COUNTRY STORE 3673 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5527 LAKELAND FEED & SUPPLY 110 Mill St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2334 MURDOCH’S RANCH & HOME SUPPLY 1189 S 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7644 VALLEY IRRIGATION 1316 Eastside Hwy, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 363-3599

FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTIONS SP2M MARKETING/River to Ridge Magazine 2320 57th St., Missoula, MT 59803 (406) 360-3321

FINANCIAL CLEARWATER CREDIT UNION 107 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 523-3300 DA DAVIDSON & CO 1711 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0266 EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS 1716 North 1st St. # A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6645 EDWARD JONES - Debbie Gantz Current: 1920 N 1st St, Ste A, Hamilton, MT 59840 As of April 2021: 620 S 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-3684 EDWARD JONES - Willa Carr Lande 400 West Main St #200, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1140


FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES 803 South 1st St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9500

MONTANA HUNTING AND FISHING ADVENTURES 870 Sleeping Child Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3510

INVESTMENT CENTER ADVISOR GROUP 400 West Main Street #202, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6125

SALMON RIVER RECREATION LLC DBA Kookaburra PO Box 315, Salmon, ID 83467 (208) 756-4386

MERRILL LYNCH 330 North Higgins Drive, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 829-2454 SPEAR INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC 170 South Second, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1544

FIREWOOD R & R CONNER AVIATION, LLC 5055 Sawmill Ln, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 821-2286

FISHING/HUNTING/SERVICES BITTERROOT FLY COMPANY 808 North Main Street #2, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-1624 CHUCK STRANAHAN’S FLIES & GUIDES 109 East Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4197 FREESTONE FLY SHOP 701 South 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-9099 GO WEST OUTFITTERS, LLC 621 North Fourth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2644

FLORISTS FLOWER HAPPY FLORAL & GIFTS 302 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4318

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TIN CUP LODGE 582 Tin Cup Rd, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 370-5463

HAMILTON PACKING CO 692 Hwy 93 North, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-3861

FITNESS SERVICES

FOREST SERVICE

BITTERROOT CROSSFIT LLC 484 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-1828

BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST 1801 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7100

IRON HORSE ATHLETIC CLUB 99 Marcus Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0300

FUNERAL HOMES

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DALY-LEACH CHAPEL & CREMATORY 1010 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2010

COPACETIC WOOD FLOORS, INC 1321 Red Crow Rd, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 360-1930 NEFFS’ FLOORING AND DESIGN, LLC 201 South Second Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7002 PIERCE FLOORING 1603 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 543-8224

GARDEN CENTER COOKS’ GARDENS, THE GREENHOUSE 177 Golf Couse Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0212

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GAS & CONVENIENCE STORES CAMP SULA 7060 Hwy 93 South, Sula, MT 59871 (406) 821-3364

THE MERC FRESH MARKET, INC 1000 Main St, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4830

RIVERSIDE 1987 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0536

TOWN PUMP #0920 Woodside 915 US Hwy 93 North, #1, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-0121

GIFTS BURLAP CHIC BOUTIQUE & GIFTS 175 S. 2nd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5898

ALBERTSONS 1313 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4555

STOCK FARM CLUB 1428 Stock Farm Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-1887

TOWN PUMP #0115 Florence 5495 Highway 93 N., Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-6685

COOKS' GARDENS, THE GREENHOUSE 177 Golf Couse Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0212

GROCERY STORE

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THE MERC FRESH MARKET, INC 1000 Main St, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4830

TOWN PUMP #8904 South 932 South First, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4454

GREENHOUSE

MONTANA ROSE 315 South Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-4479

LONE PINE INC 504 Hwy 93 South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0554

TOWN PUMP #1010 Car Wash 1117 North First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4643

HAMILTON GIFTS 135 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2300

BURNT FORK MARKET 601 Main, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-4663

GOVERNMENT/CITY SERVICES BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST 1801 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7100 MAYOR OF HAMILTON, Dominic Farrenkopf 223 South 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2101 RAVALLI COUNTY REPUBLICANS 529 West River Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2941

GRAPHIC DESIGN WATTERS EDGE DESIGN PO Box 733 , Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 396-0073

GARY & LEO’S FRESH FOODS 5537 Hwy 93 North, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-2791 HAMILTON’S MARKET PLACE 600 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5720 SUPER 1 FOODS - HAMILTON 1131 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6200 SUPER 1 FOODS - STEVENSVILLE 39 Stevensville Cutoff Rd W, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-7300 THE MERC FRESH MARKET, INC 1000 Main St, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4830

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GUIDED HIKES/TOURS BITTERROOT VALLEY HIKE & TOUR (406) 381-4802

GUNS & AMMO BOB WARD'S SPORTS & OUTDOORS 1120 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6204

GUTTER CLEANING PURITY CLEANING, INC. 1369 US 93 STE 3, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3545

HANDY MAN SERVICE H M CONSTRUCTION 312 South Fifth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 546-3088

HARDWARE EASTSIDE ACE HARDWARE 4054 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5525 EVANS ACE HARDWARE 714 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3351 FLORENCE ACE HARDWARE 5524 Old Hwy 93, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-4333 VALLEY IRRIGATION & VALLEY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY 1316 Eastside Hwy, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 363-3599

HEALTH CARE/CHIROPRACTORS BITTERROOT CHIROPRACTIC 514 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5290

HEALTH FOODS RAINBOW'S END NATURAL FOODS 910 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1626

HEALTH SERVICES/HEARING

HEALTH SERVICES/MEDICAL CLINICS COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS GROUP STEVENSVILLE 3800 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-2775 CPG FIRST CARE LOLO 11350 US Hwy 93 S, Lolo, MT 59847 (406) 327-3882 FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER OF THE BITTERROOT 330 North 10th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3627 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAR, NOSE & THROAT 120 South Fifth St #103, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3366 SAPPHIRE COMMUNITY HEALTH 316 North Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 541-0475

HEALTH SERVICES/ PHARMACIES BITTERROOT DRUG 211 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3611 FAMILY PHARMACY 3804 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5002 HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS 1900 North FIrst Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6203 RIDGEWAY MAIL ORDER PHARMACY 2824 US Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-6040 VALLEY DRUG & VARIETY 301 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5591

HEALTH SOLUTIONS BIG SKY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS 333 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-9016

HEATING & COOLING ALL VALLEY HEATING/COOLING & REFRIGERATION INC. 1111 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3526 BITTERROOT STOVES & BILLIARDS INC. 1345 US Hwy 93 North #1, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-1700

HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALISTS 1782 North First #A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4363

COMFORT SOLUTIONS INC 856 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-4328

VIBRANT HEARING 299 Fairgrounds Rd, Suite 4, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 549-1951

MONTANA HVAC INC. Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 426-1950

HEALTH SERVICES/HOSPITAL MARCUS DALY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2211

HELICOPTER SERVICE AV8-ORR HELICOPTER SERVICES INC 275 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-7509

CHOICE AVIATION 528 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6471 R & R CONNER AVIATION, LLC 5055 Sawmill Ln, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 821-2286

HOME DECOR BITTERROOT FURNITURE 223 Pinckney St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1943 BY DESIGN INTERIORS INC. 400 West Main Street #104, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4473 VALLEY FURNITURE 146 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5659

HOME DESIGNS TOGETHER ORGANIZING 511 Riverside Avenue, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 880-4727

HORSE SERVICES PIONEER CARRIAGE 1170 Summerdale Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3602

HORSEBACK RIDES ACCURATE OUTFITTERS 1943 Middle Bear Creek, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 370-5210

HOTEL/MOTEL/INNS MOUNTAIN SPIRIT INN 308 South Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3405

HOUSE PLANS, ADDITIONS & REMODELS LANKFORD DRAFTING + DESIGN, INC. 1017 Old Stage Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3188

HUNTING SERVICES ACCURATE OUTFITTERS 1943 Middle Bear Creek, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 370-5210

IMAGING KELLEY CONNECT 5650 W Harrier Dr, Unit F, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6488

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP BLOOM, DR. MARSHALL E. - Hamilton, MT 59840 DIES, DIXIE - Hamilton, MT 59840 SEVERSON, DAN & DEBBIE - Stevensville, MT 59870 SIGLER-SMITH, SHERI - Corvallis, MT 59828

INDOOR RECREATION BITTERROOT BOUNCERS 806 South First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 203-0033 RAVALLI FUN CENTER 300 Skeels Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6172

INSURANCE AFLAC 333 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 813-0882 BIG SKY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS 333 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-9016 FARM BUREAU 803 South 1st St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9500 FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES - Will Johnson and Associates 213 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 961-7253 GRENFELL INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICE 708 South First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0430 HUB INTERNATIONAL 201 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3655 JONES/KORMAN INSURANCE AGENCY 518 South 1st St # A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6583 MOUNTAIN AIR P&C INSURANCE 302 North First Street #1, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1350 PAYNEWEST INSURANCE 400 West Main St #102, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3543

SPEAR INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC 170 South Second, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1544

VALLEY IRRIGATION & VALLEY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY 1316 Eastside Hwy, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 363-3599

STATE FARM INSURANCE - WEST 401 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2315

VERN’S LANDSCAPING 2140 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-0170

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

IRRIGATION/ MAINTENANCE VALLEY IRRIGATION & VALLEY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY 1316 Eastside Hwy, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 363-3599

IT SOLUTIONS FISHER’S TECHNOLOGY 2825 Stockyard Rd, Unit A-19, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 370-8458 KELLEY IMAGING SYSTEMS 5650 W Harrier Dr, Unit F, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6488

JEWELRY MIKESELL’S FINE JEWELRY 201 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6236 MONTANA GEMS OF PHILIPSBURG 204 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 859-6725 VOID TO FORM Hamilton, MT 59840 (253) 282-9267

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES BITTERROOT BOUNCERS 806 South First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 203-0033

KITCHEN DESIGN

PAYNEWEST INSURANCE (STEVENSVILLE) 316 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5005

B&B CABINETRY DESIGN CO. 401 West Main Street Suite B, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5888

POTTON INSURANCE AGENCY 221 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-3626

DIRECT SOURCE MT INC. 210 North 1st St Ste D, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 728-8099

RACHEL KRAMER INSURANCE AGENCY 127 West Main Street, Suite 10, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-8000 SCOTT L. EDMAN INSURANCE AGENCY 210 North First Street Suite A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0244

LANDSCAPING BITTERROOT TURF FARM 425 Bailey Ln, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-1184

LIBRARIES BITTERROOT PUBLIC LIBRARY 306 State St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1670 NORTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY 208 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5061

LIQUOR/RETAIL CHEERS UNLIMITED 501 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3751 HAMILTON WINE & LIQUOR 140 Bitterroot Plaza Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9071 SUMMIT BEVERAGE 3305 Great Northern Ave, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 541-3900 ZIP BEVERAGE 1301 Scott St, Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9543

LODGING ABC ACRES 364 South McCarthy Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 210-5710 ALTA RANCH, LLC 9203 West Fork Rd, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 349-2142 ANGLER’S LODGE & CABINS 815B Hwy 93 South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0980 ANGLERS ROOST 815 Hwy 93 South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1268 BITTERROOT RIVER BED & BREAKFAST LLC 501 South Ave., Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5205 BITTERROOT RIVER INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-2525 BITTERROOT TROUT FARM 158 Otter Path Lane, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4474 BLACK RABBIT RV PARK & STORAGE 2101 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3744 CAMP SULA 7060 Hwy 93 South, Sula, MT 59871 (406) 821-3364

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HARLAN CABIN,THE 2262 Old Darby Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6265 LOST TRAIL HOT SPRINGS 283 Lost Trail Hot Springs Rd, Sula, MT 59871 (406) 821-3574 MOUNTAIN SPIRIT INN 308 South Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3405 QUALITY INN 1113 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6600 RAVALLI COUNTY TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PO Box 1743, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-1416 REMLC RENTAL PROPERTY & MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC dba CITY CENTER MOTEL 415 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1651 RYE CREEK LODGE 345 Rye Creek Rd, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3366 STEVENSVILLE HOTEL 107 East 3rd St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-3087 THE MORAINE B&B 2037 Silver Ridge Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7466 TRAVELLERS REST CABINS AND RV PARK 601 North Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3282 WILDERNESS SPIRIT CABINS, LLC 472 Woodcrest Lane, Corvallis, MT 59828 (540) 271-4450

LOGGING R & R CONNER AVIATION, LLC 5055 Sawmill Ln, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 821-2286

LOUNGE/CASINOS THE EDGE 140 Bitterroot Plaza Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0007

MAILING KELLEY IMAGING SYSTEMS 5650 W Harrier Dr, Unit F, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6488 UPS STORE 612 North 1st Street Ste. 2, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2187

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PEAK OBJECTIVE 219 Rudys Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 310-9981

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MARKETING/ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS ALLEGRA PRINT & IMAGING 1151 North 1st St #C, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7645 BIG SKY PROMOTIONS 315 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0919

MEMORY CARE BEE HIVE HOMES OF HAMILTON 826 New York Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5464

MOTOR SPORTS

HINGSTON ROACH GROUP, INC. PO Box 656, Stevensville, MT 59870 (208) 660-1818

AL'S CYCLE 619 Hwy 93 North, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3433

SP2M MARKETING/River to Ridge Magazine 2320 57th St., Missoula, MT 59803 (406) 360-3321

MONTANA POWER PRODUCTS 1151 North 1st St # A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9903

STONEYDALE PRESS 523 Main St, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-2729

MOTORCYCLE GARAGE 162 South Second Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-6520

TABLE TALK OF MONTANA PO Box 1859, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 625-2700

RAVALLI COUNTY OFF ROAD USER ASSOCIATION PO Box 72, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 531-3104

TOUCH POINT DESIGNS, LLC 274 Old Corvallis Rd., Suite T, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-5884 WATTERS EDGE DESIGN PO Box 733, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 396-0073

MEDIA

MOVING, DOWNSIZING CARING TRANSITIONS OF WESTERN MONTANA Home offices in Stevensville, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 203-0162

MOVING/STORAGE/FREIGHT

BITTERROOT STAR 115 West Third Ste #108, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-3928

A TO Z STORAGE 1130 South First St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5727

KLYQ AM 320 North 1st St #G, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3010

MERCHANTS MOVING & STORAGE 1410 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4314

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-4931

VALLEY MINI STORAGE Golf Course Rd & Werth Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-5090

MOUNTAIN 106.3/THE DRIVE 107.9 186 South Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 541-1079 RAVALLI REPUBLIC 232 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3300 SP2M MARKETING/River to Ridge Magazine 2320 57th St., Missoula, MT 59803 (406) 360-3321 WESTERN ROCKIES RADIO INC 910 Brooks St #102, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 360-1100

MEDICAL SPA RS AESTHETICS 293 Rodeo Drive, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 880-0804

MEDICARE JONES/KORMAN INSURANCE AGENCY 518 South 1st St # A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6583

MUSEUMS DALY MANSION 251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6004 RAVALLI COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3338 VICTOR HERITAGE MUSEUM 125 Blake, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3997

NON-ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MOM’S RENTALS 1700 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 327-1104 OASIS MONTANA, INC 436 Red Fox Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-4309


BITTERROOT VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 105 East Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2400

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF RAVALLI COUNTY 131 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-1926

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU PO Box 17343, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 303-3296

BITTERROOT VALLEY ELKS #1651 203 State Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3031

HAMILTON DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION PO Box 424, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-9124

BITTER ROOT HUMANE ASSOCIATION 262 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5311

BITTERROOT VALLEY KIWANIS 612 North First St, Ste 2-417, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-4161

HAMILTON SENIOR CENTER 820 North Fourth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5181

BITTERROOT BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 215 Marcus St #105, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9411

CORVALLIS COMMUNITY EVENTS CENTER PO Box 748, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-0098

HISTORICAL ST MARY’S MISSION 315 Charlos Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5734

BITTERROOT CASA, INC. 217 North 3rd Street Ste. H-1, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-4535

DALY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, INC 1201 Westwood Dr Ste E, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-4674

HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL 303 North Third, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6101

BITTERROOT CELTIC SOCIETY PO Box 1774, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 274-8886

DALY MANSION 251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6004

LINDA MASSA YOUTH HOME 196 Providence Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0619

BITTERROOT CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB PO Box 431, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 370-3739

EMMA’S HOUSE 310 North 4th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7216

LIONS CLUB PO Box 1564, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3879

BITTERROOT HERITAGE CIVIC GROUP PO Box 602, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 370-5539

FLORENCE CIVIC CLUB (406) 529-4863

LITERACY BITTERROOT 303 North Third Street Suite A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2900

NON PROFITS

BITTERROOT PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL 127 West Main Suite 108, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7946

GLACIER COUNTRY REGIONAL TOURISM COMMISSION 4852 Kendrick Place, Suite 101, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 532-3234

MONTANA A CAPPELLA SOCIETY Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-3585 MONTANA PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION 226 Peaceful Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-3936

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BITTERROOT PUBLIC LIBRARY 306 State St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1670

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MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-4931

OFFICE SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES 1020 North Ave. West, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 541-2020

NORTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY 208 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-5061

THE PAPER CLIP 228 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5480

RAVALLI COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING 310 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5690 RAVALLI COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 274 Old Corvallis Rd #A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9416 RAVALLI COUNTY OFF ROAD USER ASSOCIATION PO Box 72, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 531-3104 RAVALLI COUNTY REPUBLICANS 529 West River Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2941 RAVALLI COUNTY TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PO Box 1743, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-1416 RAVALLI SERVICES CORPORATION 219 Pennsylvania Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5400 ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRANGE #116 1436 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 544-8586 ROTARY CLUB OF HAMILTON PO Box 278, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 351-0073 SAFE 150 Morning Star Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2793 SAPPHIRE COMMUNITY HEALTH 316 North Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 541-0475 SONS OF NORWAY (BITTERROOTDALEN 4-656) PO Box 206, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 381-8564 SOROPTIMISTS OF HAMILTON PO Box 1012, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-3902 STEVENSVILLE CIVIC CLUB PO Box 676, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 531-8401 SUMMIT CAREER CENTER 100 Ft. Owen Ranch Road, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-7232 THE O’HARA COMMONS 111 South 4th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 240-1768 VALLEY VETERANS SERVICE CENTER 217 North Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-9838

OFFICE EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES KELLEY CONNECT 5650 W Harrier Dr, Unit F, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6488

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OPTOMETRIST/OPTICAL CARE

PETS/ PET CARE SERVICES WIND RIVER CANINE PARTNERS 5353 E Carlton Creek Road, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-4899

PHONE DIRECTORIES/ PUBLISHERS

BIG SKY EYE CARE CLINIC 820 West Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2020

THE LOCAL PAGES 4910 W. Amelia Earhart Dr #1, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (888) 249-6920 X119

RAVALLI FAMILY EYE CARE 1031 Main Street, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 363-1530

ZIP LOCAL 1712 South East Bay Blvd, Bldg 5 Suite 103 Provo, UT 84605 (801) 225-0801

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EYE CENTER 120 South Fifth Street #104, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3366

OUTFITTERS ACCURATE OUTFITTERS 1943 Middle Bear Creek, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 370-5210 BITTERROOT FLY COMPANY 808 North Main Street #2, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-1624 FREESTONE FLY SHOP 701 South 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-9099

PAYROLL SERVICES A2Z PERSONNEL 186 South 3rd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0723 A2Z PERSONNEL - STEVENSVILLE 215 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-1662

PERFORMING ARTS BITTERROOT PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL 127 West Main Suite 108, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7946 HAMILTON PLAYERS 100 Rickets Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9050

PERMACULTURE FARMSTEAD ABC ACRES 364 South McCarthy Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 210-5710

PEST CONTROL BUGLESS PEST CONTROL PO Box 9, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3419

PHOTOGRAPHY WATTERS EDGE DESIGN PO Box 733, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 396-0073

PLAQUES/TROPHIES ELAINE'S ENGRAVING 123 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5193

PLUMBING COMFORT SOLUTIONS INC 856 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-4328

PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS SWEET PEA SEWER & SEPTIC 633 Old Corvallis Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3377

PRINTER SALES FISHER’S TECHNOLOGY 2825 Stockyard Road, Unit A-19, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 370-8458 GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

PRINTING / GRAPHIC DESIGN ALLEGRA PRINT & IMAGING 1151 North 1st St #C, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7645 THE PAPER CLIP 228 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5480 UPS STORE 612 North 1st Street Ste. 2, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2187 WATTERS EDGE DESIGN PO Box 733, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 396-0073


PROPANE 406 PROPANE LLC 950 Airport Road, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 207-3592

PROPERTY CLEAN UP PURITY CLEANING, INC. 1369 US 93 STE 3, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3545

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

DISCOVER MONTANA REALTY 127 West Main St #1, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1643

PURE WEST REAL ESTATE Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 596-4000

ENGEL & VOLKERS WESTERN FRONTIER 100 Pinckney, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5556

RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1591 North First Street #1, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5750

ERA LAMBROS REAL ESTATE 514 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6668 EXIT REALTY BITTERROOT VALLEY 99 Marcus St, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9251 GREENER MONTANA PROPERTIES 1920 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (888) 883-0367

ALPINE REALTY 808 North Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3771

HINGSTON ROACH GROUP, INC. PO Box 656, Stevensville, MT 59870 (208) 660-1818

CARAS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 1986 North First Street, Ste H, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-4663

JONI Z REAL ESTATE 175 South Second St., Ste B, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 531-6038

CARDINAL PROPERTIES INC. 320 South 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4430

KERRY A. MORRIS-HANSON, PURE WEST CHRISTIE’S REAL ESTATE BROKER 140 Cherry Street, Suite 101, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-9800

GREENER MONTANA PROPERTIES 1920 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (888) 883-0367

REAL ESTATE GUIDE BITTERROOT VALLEY PROPERTIES 962 Westside Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-8551

REAL ESTATE/ AGENTS & BROKERS ALPINE REALTY 808 North Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3771 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES MONTANA PROPERTIES 120 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-0258 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY MONTANA PROPERTIES 120 South 5th St #201, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0166 BITTERROOT HOME REALTY 148 Alice Ave., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9431 BITTERROOT VALLEY BOARD OF REALTORS 224 North 4th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2000 BY OWNER/POLUMSKY PROPERTIES, INC. 410 North 1st St #A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1606

MONTANA WESTGATE REALTY, INC 2134 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4700 PURE WEST REAL ESTATE Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 596-4000 PUREWEST CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE 140 Cherry St., Ste 101, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-9800 ROD FREEMAN - ASSOCIATE MEMBER 3170 Buckhorn Trail, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 369-0320 WANDA SUMNER, REALTOR 120 S. 5th Street, Suite 201, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0166 WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE 1920 North First St #A, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3222

REAL ESTATE / OFFICES CLAIRE KEMP, Realtor 120 South 5th Street, Suite 201, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 531-7909 CREAMERY, THE 400 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (702) 739-2000 DRISCOLL REALTY LLP 109 North 4th #101, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2233

CLAIRE KEMP, Realtor 120 South 5th Street, Ste 201, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 531-7909

EXIT REALTY BITTERROOT VALLEY/ STEVENSVILLE 406 Main Suite C, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 239-1421

COLDWELL BANKER WESTERN STATES ASSOC 115 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1250

GREENER MONTANA PROPERTIES 1920 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (888) 883-0367

RECREATION BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST 1801 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7100 GO WEST OUTFITTERS, LLC 621 North Fourth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2644

RENTAL EQUIPMENT MOM’S RENTALS 1700 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 327-1104

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS REMLC RENTAL PROPERTY & MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC dba CITY CENTER MOTEL 415 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1651

RESTAURANTS A TASTE OF PARIS 109 North Fourth Street #106, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-5875 BACK DOOR DELI 105 South 3rd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4480 BACKYARD TAP HOUSE 281 Rodeo Drive, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 830-3266 BAILEY’S FINISH LINE BAR & GRILL 2420 Railroad Avenue, Victor, MT 59875 (307) 680-1995 BITTER ROOT BREWING 101 Marcus St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7468 (PINT) BJ’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 900 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4650 BOUILLA 111 South Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-0223 COFFEE CUP CAFE 500 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3822 COWBOY TROY’S 2359 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3380 DOMINO’S PIZZA 901 South First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-3030

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FIGARO’S PIZZA 144 Canyon Falls Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0164

RIVER RISING 337 West Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4552

FINS TAP HOUSE AT CORVALLIS 352 Woodside Cutoff, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 370-1821

SECOND STREET SUSHI, LTD 322 Second St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0600

FREESTONE ICE CREAM 113 South 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-9800 HIGHERGROUND BREWING CO 518 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5204 KODIAK JAX II 109 South First, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5695 LITTLE BLUE JOINT/SAWMILL SALOON 119 N. Main / 123 N. Main, Darby, MT 59829 / (406) 821-0023 LOLO PEAK BREWING COMPANY 6201 Brewery Way, Lolo, MT 59847 (406) 493-6231 MC DONALD’S 707 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6644 MISSION BISTRO 225 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-6945 NAPS GRILL INC. 200 West Main, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0136 PIZZA HUT 1002 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1502

SEPPI’S EUROPEAN MARKET & DELI 129 Copper King Ct Ste A, Hamilton, MT 59840 / (406) 369-0529 SKALKAHO STEAKHOUSE 1380 Skalkaho Hwy 7 Mile Marker, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-3522 SUBWAY OF HAMILTON INC 1146 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4609 SUZETTE’S ORGANICS 900 S 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5159 TACO DEL SOL - HAMILTON 376 US Hwy 93 South, Hamilton, MT 59840 / (406) 375-8226 THE CATERED TABLE 205 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-7090 THE EDGE 140 Bitterroot Plaza Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 / (406) 375-0007 THE GUT BOMB Victor, MT 59875 (406) 381-0436 THE WILD MARE 283 Second St, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-8938

RETAIL SHOPS BARTA SYSTEMS GROWLER COOZIES 5903 Main View Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 (406) 671-0402 BITTERROOT FURNITURE 223 Pinckney St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1943 BITTERROOT STOVES & BILLIARDS INC. 1345 US Hwy 93 North #1, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-1700 BOB WARD’S SPORTS & OUTDOORS 1120 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6204 COPPER POPPY BOUTIQUE, LLC 307 W Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-8250 DOUBLE H CUSTOM HAT CO. 121 South Main Street, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3300 FORDS DEPARTMENT STORE 136 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2251

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FREESTONE OUTLET 305 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 961-9900

SCHOOLS

SKIN CARE

HAMILTON GIFTS 135 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2300

BITTERROOT COLLEGE OF THE UM 103 South 9th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-0100

LORA LIN AESTHETICS 565 Merwin Trail, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 802-4351

HEIRLOOM REMEDIES 1771 Hwy 93 North, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 544-4404

DARBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 209 School Drive, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-3252

RS AESTHETICS 293 Rodeo Drive, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 880-0804

KMART 1235 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2922

HAMILTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 217 Daly Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2280

MAINSTREET TOYS 213 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5155

MAPS MEDIA INSTITUTE 515 Madison Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-7230

MONTANA GEMS OF PHILIPSBURG 204 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 859-6725

UM - ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT Davidson 002, Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-2586

MURDOCH’S RANCH & HOME SUPPLY 1189 1st St South, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7644 OLD WEST CANDY 202 South Main St, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 821-4076 ROBBINS ON MAIN 209 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1733 SEARS HOMETOWN STORE 1704 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-9090 THE CLOSET 164 South Third Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-2735 THE PAPER CLIP 228 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5480 THE SHIRT SHOP 740 River St, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-5671 VALLEY BICYCLES & SKI 219 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4428 VALLEY FURNITURE 146 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5659 VERN’S LANDSCAPING 2140 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 360-0170 WILDFLOWER CONFECTIONS & BOUTIQUE 309 North Main Street, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 369-3309 YOURS MINE & OURS KID STORE 933 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-0561

RUBBER STAMPS ELAINE'S ENGRAVING 123 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5193

SECURITY MISSION VALLEY SECURITY 38889 Dubay Rd, Polson, MT 59860 (406) 777-5338

SENIOR LIVING BEE HIVE HOMES OF HAMILTON 826 New York Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-5464 SAPPHIRE LUTHERAN HOMES 501 North 10th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2800 VALLEY VIEW ESTATES HEALTH & REHABILITATION 225 North 8th St Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1144

SENIOR LIVING HOUSING SAPPHIRE LUTHERAN HOMES 501 North 10th St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2800

SEPTIC PUMPING SWEET PEA SEWER & SEPTIC 633 Old Corvallis Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3377

SKIING & RELATED SERVICES BITTERROOT CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB PO Box 431, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 370-3739 LOST TRAIL POWDER MOUNTAIN PO Box 311, Conner, MT 59827 (406) 821-3211 VALLEY BICYCLES & SKI 219 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-4428

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR B & E REPAIR 112 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-1950

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY ATR INC 248 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (832) 797-6851 GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

SOLAR PUMP EQUIPMENT OASIS MONTANA, INC 436 Red Fox Ln Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-4309

SOLAR SERVICES JKL ELECTRIC 1896 North Burr Road, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 274-0687 OASIS MONTANA, INC 436 Red Fox Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-4309 REMOTE POWER SYSTEMS 171 Fite Lane, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 552-5260

SPECIALTY MEDICAL SERVICES MARCUS DALY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2211

STAFFING AGENCIES A2Z PERSONNEL 186 South 3rd Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-0723 A2Z PERSONNEL - STEVENSVILLE 215 Main Street, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 777-1662

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SWIMMING POOLS BITTERROOT AQUATIC CENTER 59 Kurtz Ln, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-8200

TAP HOUSES

TRAVEL SERVICES CHOICE AVIATION 528 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6471 MISSOULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 5225 Highway 10 West, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 532-8659

BACKYARD TAP HOUSE 281 Rodeo Drive, Florence, MT 59833 (406) 830-3266

PLUMTREE TRAVEL (406) 830-9556

FINS TAP HOUSE AT CORVALLIS 352 Woodside Cutoff, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 370-1821

RAVALLI COUNTY TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PO Box 1743, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 361-1416

TELECOMMUNICATIONS FISHER’S TECHNOLOGY 2825 Stockyard Road Unit A-19, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 370-8458 GRIZ WIRELESS, INC 189 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-7030 GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

TELEVISION KPAX 1049 West Central Ave, Missoula, MT 59806 (406) 542-4400 KTMF-TV ABC FOX MONTANA, COWLES MONTANA MEDIA 2200 Stephens Ave, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-8900

TITLE COMPANIES FIRST AMERICAN TITLE CO 1438 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2340 FIRST MONTANA TITLE 250 West Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2661 STEWART TITLE OF RAVALLI COUNTY 1920 North 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7004

TRANSPORTATION BITTERROOT BUS 310 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-7484 CHOICE AVIATION 528 Airport Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-6471 VALLEY COURIER SERVICE (406) 465-2081

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UTILITIES NORTHWESTERN ENERGY 1140 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 542-5970 RAVALLI ELECTRIC CO-OP 143 Bell Xing West, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-3001

VETERINARIAN VALLEY PET CLINIC, P.C. 1420 South 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-5390

WASTE DISPOSAL/ SEPTIC SERVICES BITTER ROOT DISPOSAL 211 Humdinger Lane, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 363-3630 PATRICK’S SEPTIC, LLC 140 Warren Lane, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 360-2339 SWEET PEA SEWER & SEPTIC 633 Old Corvallis Rd, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-3377

WATER DAMAGE TIM'S CLEANER CARPETS & RESTORATION, INC 590 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-3636

WATER PURIFICATION CLEARWATER SYSTEMS 106 Pennsylvania Ave., Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-1782 CULLIGAN 2020 Ernest Ave., Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-1991

WEALTH MANAGEMENT MERRILL LYNCH 330 North Higgins Dr, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 829-2454

WEB DESIGN FIRST CALL COMPUTER SOLUTIONS 500 N Higgins Ave, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-6462 TOUCH POINT DESIGNS, LLC 274 Old Corvallis Rd, Suite T, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 369-5884 WATTERS EDGE DESIGN PO Box 733, Stevensville, MT 59870 (406) 396-0073

WEB HOSTING GRIZZLY BROADBAND 222 North 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2183 / (406) 363-1540

WEDDING/ CONSULTANT/ SERVICES A MOVEABLE FEAST 3108 Clark Street, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 544-8390 PLUMTREE EVENTS, LLC 7445 Cherokee Court, Lolo, MT 59847 (406) 830-9556

WELL & PUMP SERVICES EAGLE DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE 2144 Meridian Road, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 961-8383 ESLINGER DRILLING & PUMP SRV 897 McWilliams Dr, Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4175

WHITE WATER RAFTING SALMON RIVER RECREATION LLC DBA Kookaburra 3 Goodman Lane, Salmon, ID 83467 (208) 756-4386

WINDOW CLEANING FISH WINDOW CLEANING 1500 West Broadway, Ste E, Missoula, MT 59806 (406) 728-5201 PURITY CLEANING, INC. 1369 US 93 STE 3, Victor, MT 59875 (406) 642-3545

WINERIES/CIDERIES BACKROAD CIDER 98 Marcus Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 381-6552 MONTANA CIDERWORKS 261 Rye Creek Rd, Darby, MT 59829 (406) 360-5078



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