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Bridger Montana

Located 28 miles northeast of Red Lodge, the small town of Bridger, Montana offers big-time outdoor recreational fun, including nearby access to Pryor, Beartooth and Absoroka mountain ranges. Read More

  • Bridger is located just a half hour from Red Lodge.
  • Attend Jim Bridger Days and enjoy food, music, crafts and other entertainment activities.
  • Explore the trails, water and wilderness in Big Horn National Recreation Area.
  • Fish in one of many area creeks or reservoirs.
  • Services include lodging and dining.


Once home to Plains Indians and buffalo herds, today Bridger is a small Montana town situated amidst fine scenery, with plenty of outdoor recreation and nearby attractions.  A visit during the annual Jim Bridger Days is a great way to experience the area and all it has to offer.


Bridger is situated 28 miles northeast of Red Lodge off HWY US-310.


Lodging – Rest at the local motel or a nearby campground or indulge your inner cowboy when you stay at a working ranch.

Dining – Grab a bite in the local steakhouse and bar, or grab a sandwich and coffee at the café.

Other Amenities

  • Gas/service stations
  • Banks/ATMS
  • Library


Hike in Big Horn Recreation Area, with camera ready for passing wildlife. 

Hire an outfitter and float the Clarks Fork or cast into one of many nearby creeks. Big water fisherman can launch at nearby reservoirs.

Scenic Drives
A perfect motor-touring area, drive over rolling hills, into steep canyons with sheer cliffs, past rivers and fields filled with wildlife. Try the scenic drive to Cody, Wyoming or simply tour different portions of Yellowstone Valley.

Try a summertime re-enactment of the Battle of Little Big Horn, located just south of Crow Agency, approximately 90 minutes from Bridger.


Jim Bridger Days
Held every third weekend in July, enjoy live music, great food, demolition derby, fun run, bike rodeo, and more, in honor of mountain man and explorer, Jim Bridger.

Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range
See wild horses run and visit the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center.

Big Horn National Recreation Area
Fish, hike, boat, and camp in this rugged yet beautiful recreation area.

Getting Here

Bridger is located 28 miles northeast of Red Lodge, at the base of the Pryor Mountain Range.

Directions from Red Lodge: Travel east on MT-308 for 14.7 miles (MT-308 becomes MT-72). Turn left onto Wisconsin St/MT-72 and continue for 10.6 miles before turning left onto US-310. Continue for another 1.5 miles.

Other Bridger Montana Resources

Bridger History

History of Trails and Trappers in Bridger, MT.