If you like a town with real Western flavor, try roaming the streets of Augusta. The Old West lingers in Augusta, where back-country wranglers swap tales with cowboys and visitors. Augusta is located on the shortest route between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park on U.S. Highway #287: 53 miles west and slightly south of Great Falls and about 65 miles north and slightly west of Helena.
Cuddled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain Front, Augusta serves as the
Trailhead to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Augusta is the "Gateway to the Crown Jewel" of the wilderness system. The Bob is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world. It is the kind of wilderness most people can only imagine: 1.5 million acres of rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, shimmering crystal clear streams and large remote river valleys.