2015 Montana, Calgary Stampede, Icefield Parkway travel blog

Billings, MT - Billings Village RV Park - site 4

Billings, MT - Billings Village RV Park - site 4, another view

Billings, MT - Billings Village RV Park - site 4, and another

Great Falls to Billings, MT 0 - our route - 230 miles

Great Falls to Billings, MT 1 - new wind breakers to go...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 2 - the road was up and...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 3 - nothing but hay fields and...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 4 - coming into Lewistown, MT

Great Falls to Billings, MT 5 - every bump in the road...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 6 - Lewistown has a pretty downtown

Great Falls to Billings, MT 7 - we saw several places with...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 8 - Pronghorn Antelope are also moving...

Great Falls to Billings, MT 9 - as we come into Billings...

Billings Tour 1 - some of the rimrock that surrounds a good...

Billings Tour 2 - one of the refineries in town

Billings Tour 3 - going down into the canyon containing Pictograph Cave...

Billings Tour 4

Billings Tour 5

Billings Tour 6 - entering the small park

Billings Tour 7 - a 3/4 mile loop trail up around the...

Billings Tour 8 - there are two caves at the bottom of...

Billings Tour 9 - there were a bunch of these around the...

Billings Tour 10

Billings Tour 11 - one of the pictographs - not very clear,...

Billings Tour 12 - this one of animals

Billings Tour 13 - a nice shady rest spot along the trail

Billings Tour 14

Billings Tour 15 - Libby awaits our return

Billings Tour 16 - the sign at the top of Boot Hill

Billings Tour 17 - one of the few markers

Billings Tour 18 - Muggins Taylor was one of the most significant...

Billings Tour 19 - Boot Hill Cemetery

Billings Tour 20

Billings Tour 21 - one of the many, many coffee stands we...

Billings Tour 22 - The Castle - can hardly be seen through...

Billings Tour 23 - Moss Mansion

Billings Tour 24 - the grounds are surrounded by an evergreen fence

Billings Tour 25 - a side view


Our trip from Great Falls to Billings, MT was 230 miles of high plains driving through the back roads of central Montana. We left early so that we wouldn't miss too much of the first NFL game of the day. We did arrive and was set up by half-time so didn't miss much.

We are staying at the Billings Village RV Park which was the Trailer Village RV Park when we were here a four years ago but is still a very nice park and well taken care of. We have a 50 amp full hookup back-in site which Doris directed me into very nicely. Satellite was a quick lock and Verizon is very strong. They also have very good free WiFi during the day when most people are out but it slows considerably in the evening.

Today we did a little touring of Billings and saw Pictograph Cave State Park first. It was pretty disappointing as very few pictographs are visible due to the dryness of the rocks. We have seen so many really nice pictographs and petroglyphs over the years these looked pretty pitiful. We then went to Coulson Boot Hill and walked around it a bit. We then made a quick drive by of The Castle and Moss Mansion.

Tomorrow, we leave Montana and head on a long trip to Spearfish, SD where will also spend two nights.

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