DescriptionAt the base of the Beartooth Mountains, Red Lodge is an all-year resort town. Winter sports include downhill and cross-country skiing, while summer pursuits range from trout fishing and boating to water skiing on Cooney Reservoir.
Local legend attributes the town's name to a tribe of Crow Indians called the Red Lodge Clan, who covered their tepees with the local red clay. Coal-mining operations later drew many Europeans to the area.
The Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, 11 W. Eighth St., displays the works of local and regional artists in the 1889 Northern Pacific Depot building; phone (406) 446-1370. A red Northern Pacific caboose sits on a section of restored track adjacent to the depot.
Visitor InfoRed Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 701 N. Broadway RED LODGE, MT 59068. Phone:(406)446-1718
Self-guiding toursA guide distributed by the chamber of commerce features a walking tour of the historic district and includes buildings that once served as schools, jails, courthouses, banks and hospitals.
Things to SeeBeartooth Scenic Highway
FishingFly Fishing Only Adventures
SkiingRed Lodge Mountain Resort
White-water RaftingAdventure Whitewater Inc.