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Getting There

The closest airport is in Great Falls, about 53 miles from Choteau. From the airport, take I-15 north to the U.S. 89 exit (about 13 miles), then go west on U.S. 89 for 40 miles to Choteau.

To reach the area by car from the northwest, drive on U.S. 2 along the southern border of Glacier National Park. At Browning, go south on Mont. 89 to Choteau. From Choteau, go southwest on U.S. 287. Two miles past the junction of Mont. 21 and U.S. 287, Augusta lies 40 miles due west of Great Falls.

Visitor Information

For an information packet, contact the regional tourism office for Travel Montana's Russell Country, P.O. Box 3166, Great Falls, MT 59403 (tel. 800/527-5348; www.russell.visitmt.com). In Choteau, write to the Choteau Chamber of Commerce at 815 Main Ave. N. (P.O. Box 897), Choteau, MT 59422 (tel. 800/823-3866 or 406/466-5316; www.choteaumontana.com). For hunting and fishing info, contact the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (4600 Giant Springs Rd., Great Falls, MT 59406; tel. 406/454-5840; http://fwp.mt.gov).

Getting Around

The only way to travel this country is to drive. The closest car-rental agencies are in Great Falls.

Rental-Car Tip -- A reliable four-wheel-drive vehicle is strongly recommended for touring the back roads of the Rocky Mountain Eastern Front. Many are gravel roads that turn into a slippery mush, locally known as "gumbo," during rainy weather. Car-rental companies in Great Falls and other nearby cities keep such vehicles in stock, but requests should be made weeks in advance.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.