Scenic Day Trips Near Rock Creek

There is nothing like a road trip in beautiful country. So if you want to take a break from fly fishing or hiking, try one of these scenic Montana day trips.

Road trip to Philipsburg Montana Main Street


Here you’ll find a classic candy store, gift shops, a brewery, and more. Mine for gems and learn about the history of the town of Philipsburg, Montana.

Make it a day trip by heading up the Creek 33. Turn left and cross the Kyle Bohrnsen bridge over Rock Creek. Travel 12 miles to Philipsburg. Return via Route 1 to Drummond, then I-90 to Rock Creek Road.

4 Hours Drive Time Round Trip

Road trip to see Montana lakes


See a few of Western Montana’s beautiful lakes. Start at I-90 and head West. Take exit 109 – Bonner MT. This puts you on Route 200. Head up the Blackfoot River on 200 to Clearwater Junction.

Next, take Route 83 through Seeley Lake to Bigfork. You’ll pass several inviting lakes. Then, take Route 35 along the eastern shore of Flathead Lake. In summer, there are numerous fruit stands that sell Flathead cherries. Highly recommended! In Polson, take 93 south to Missoula. Then take I-90 East to Rock Creek Road.

5-6 Hour Round Trip Drive Time

Blackfoot Loop through Helmsville Day Trip


Take I-90 East to Drummond, MT. Drive through town and be sure to get a photo of the “Used Cow Lot”.

Traveling along the frontage road, pick up the road to Helmsville, MT. Follow Route 141 to Helmsville and then, take a left. At Route 200, follow the Blackfoot River to Bonner, MT where the Blackfoot joins the Clark Fork River at I-90. HEad East back to Rock Creek Road.

4 Hour Round Trip Drive Time

Road trip to see rivers in Montana


Take I-90 West to 93 North at exit 96. Follow 93 to Ravalli, MT, and then take Route 200 towards Dixon, MT. You’ll travel just a few miles before the beautiful Flathead River appears on the right. Follow the river to Paradise, MT.

In Paradise, turn onto Route 135. Now you will follow the Clark Fork River through a canyon. In St Regis, MT, stop for ice cream or check out the antique shop! Then pick up I-90 East and follow back to Rock Creek Road.

4 Hour Round Trip Drive Time