Big Hole National Battlefield is located about halfway between two of the world greatest natural treasures Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Why not stop by and see us on your way to either one of these parks.
The Big Hole valley is also home to part of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. This 3.35 million area is the site to many year round outdoor recreational opportunities.
Interested in Montana History? The first territorial capital of Montana is located 58 miles from the park. Bannack State Park is a great ghost town to visit.
For ranching history Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is located in Deerlodge less than 75 miles from the battlefield. This site is a well preserved working late 1800's ranch and is well worth visiting.
Did You Know?
During the Bear Paw Battle, Colonel Nelson A. Miles placed a 1.65" Hotchkiss gun on the cutbank hill (left of the tree)to shell the Nez Perce and lay siege to their camp area. Hotchkiss shell and fuse fragments were found on this site and are housed at the Blaine County Museum in Chinook, Montana.