|Guarding Butte's northwest corner is the prominent conical hill, Big Butte, from which our city took its name. The community itself is located virtually on the Continental Divide, surrounded by mountains, and lies on some of the world's richest mineral reserves.
No matter what your interests are, you'll find just the right place to see! Butte has a wonderful town history. Because the town was such a booming metropolis in its early days, much of that mining flavor is still prevalent as is the pride of the people who live there. Butte has often been referred to as "the richest hill on earth," and you'll see that it's not only rich in material wealth, but in history as well.
Activities and guided services for this area include ranch vacations and activities, natural hot springs, hiking, boating, resort cabins, river floats, hunting, fishing, horseback rides, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Take the tour bus for a close-up view of the 90-foot Our Lady of the Rockies statue that looks down on Butte from the Continental Divide and visit the nearby Sheepshead Mountain Recreation Area, Maney Lake, Boulder Hot Springs, and Elkhorn State Park.