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The Bitterroot Valley

In the southwest corner of Montana lies one of the most scenic and beautiful valleys in the country. It has been deemed the “Banana Belt of Montana” for having temperate year round weather. Ranches are scattered throughout the landscapes amidst acres of lush hayfields nursed by the Bitterroot River as it meanders the length of the valley. Surrounded by the theatrical backdrops of the Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Range are quaint communities unique and rich in history. Home to approximately 40,000 residents, the Bitterroot Valley with its majestic mountains and rolling meadows has an abundance of public lands accessible for recreational enjoyment.

Recreation

Recreational opportunities in the Bitterroot Valley include hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing in the blue ribbon streams, recreational lakes for boating and swimming, and white water rafting on the Bitterroot River. Natural hot springs are just minutes away. Excellent skiing is close by at the Montana Idaho border. Golfing at its best is offered by the valleys’ three courses, two public and one private. There are two wildlife refuges located in the valley offering opportunities for wildlife studies and photography along with several historic sites to visit.

Housing

From apartments to single family residences to homes with acreage, the Bitterroot valley offers a variety of housing options. For information on real estate listings, visit Bitterroot Real Estate.

Education

With 7 public school districts and 3 private schools, there are great educational opportunities for your children. There is also higher education close by with the UM Bitterroot College in Hamilton and the University of Montana just up the highway in Missoula, MT.

Economy

There are plenty of restaurants, breweries and retail stores to meet your needs in the Bitterroot Valley, along with large department stores in Missoula and Spokane, WA a day drive away.

Additional Information

There is so much to do and see in Montana, just come and visit, you may fall in love:

Events

  • Kahulanui Hawaiian Swing

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in collaboration with the Bitterroot Preforming Arts Council are bringing a fabulous educational outreach class to our community. Join us for an ...

  • Colors of Cancer 5K Fun Run

    The Daly Hospital Foundation and Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital present the 2019 Colors of Cancer 5K Fun Run! Welcome runners, walkers, strollers, families, and Colors of ...

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital offers a full American Safety and Health Institute BLS course. BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and ...

  • Marcus Daly Balance Program

    Older individuals are more likely to have impairments resulting in balance issues and an increased risk of falling. This can result in being less independent at home and even ...

  • ASHI First Aid, CPR and AED

    This ASHI First Aid, CPR and AED is a one day class from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to ...

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