March 15, 2018
Park Yourself in Big Sky Country
By: Cindy Busarow
Any time of year, you can take advantage of many adventures, such as: hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling.
BUTTE SILVER BOW TRAILS SYSTEM AND PARKS AND RECREATION
The Butte Silver Bow County website’s Parks and Recreation page contains a wealth of information on area trails (including the Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trails and the Coppery Trails); expansive park lands; recreation facilities; aquatic facilities; and open space natural areas.
Crystal Park is a unique recreation area at an elevation of 7,800 feet in the Pioneer Mountains of Southwest Montana. Quartz crystals are scattered liberally throughout the decomposed granite of the unique 220-acre site that's been reserved by the Forest Service for the popular hobby of rock hounding. Quartz crystals are hexagonal (six-sided) prisms, with a pointed "face" at each end. The crystals found at Crystal Park can be clear, cloudy, white, gray or purple.
Get away from it all without getting too far away. Thompson Park, just nine miles south of Butte on Highway 2, is a municipal recreation area with 25 miles of non-motorized trails for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Experience the backcountry as well as past mining activity, rock formations, incredible scenic vistas, and wildlife.
This unique geological formation is located approximately 18 miles east of Butte and north of I-90. The rocks in this unique geologic area chime when tapped lightly with a hammer. It is believed that the ringing is a combination of the composition of the rock and the way the joining patterns have developed as the rocks have eroded away.
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