Local History

Red Lodge is a small town with a rich history, and much of that history--and the history of the surrounding area--has been written down in this collection of local books.

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness comprises 944,000 acres, containing two distinct mountain ranges--namely the Beartooths and Absarokas--with 30 peaks over 12,000 feet. It is an integral part of the 20 million acre (81,000 km²) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The wilderness includes 700 miles of trails, hundreds of lakes, dozens of streams and small glaciers, and we consider it the greatest backyard we could ever have!