80 million years ago the Billings area was the shore of the Western Interior Seaway. The sand deposited by that sea is now evident in the rimrock sandstone formations that border the metro area. Many of the local trail systems are located on the sandstone ledges overlooking town, offering up terrific views of the area. The Yellowstone River runs through Billings and several trails can be found along its forested banks.
Links to local trails:
Four Dances Natural Area
Soft Surface Trails
Hard Surface Trails
|Cute payload seen on the road to Billings.|
|Yellowstone River overview from Four Dances Natural Area.|
|Sandstone bluffs at Four Dances Natural Area.|
|Checking out the Yellowstone River.|
|Swords Rimrock Park.|
|Montana beauty from Zimmerman Park trails.|
There are a couple of disc golf courses in Billings. We played the easy nine holes at Pioneer Park on a smokey day, but the Diamonx X course at Phipps Park is supposed to be extremely challenging.
|Fun and easy disc golf at Pioneer Park.|
We were thrilled to discover Billings has the best farmers market we've seen in months. Held on Saturday mornings, this is a true farmers market...there are no crafts, only produce, homemade edibles, meats and eggs, and ready-to-eat foods. It's big, about six blocks of vendors, and the prices and quality were excellent.
|There were several Hutterite Colony farms in attendance, with large spreads of gorgeous produce.|
We stayed at Billings Village RV Park. Roads and sites are paved with nice grass between sites. Sites are quite close together, but staggered for maximum separation possible. Verizon signal was decent. There are a couple of clothes lines so you can air dry your laundry, always appreciated! There is some train and road noise. The park is convenient to everything Billings has to offer.
Today we've relocated to Red Lodge, MT and we're ready to explore the Beartooth Mountains, home of the highest peak in Montana!