Approx. Distance: 410 miles
Approx. Ride Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Ride US 87 north of Great Falls about 110 miles to the junction at US Hwy 2, turn east riding about 45 miles through Havre, Chinook and then Harlem. When you reach Harlem, turn south onto MT 66 and ride through Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to the junction of US 191. You’ll be amazed at the change in terrain on this stretch of the route as you travel through the Little Rocky Mountains, referred to by some locals as the lazy mountains. Take US 191 south to Grass Range. Pie lovers take note—the Little Montana Truck Stop could be serving the pie of your dreams. Ride west on US 87 to Lewistown. You are now in the geographic center of Montana. You can stop at the Yogo Inn and see the display in their “Centermark” room. Central Feed and Grilling, located in a renovated feed store, houses Big Spring Brewing and an impressive casual menu from burgers to steaks. An alternate route would be to stay on US 191 and enjoy a scenic ride in cattle country passing through Roy, Hilger, Winifred and then Lewistown. If you take this loop definitely plan a stop at the Winifred Museum to see what is thought to be the world’s largest collection of Tonka trucks. Take US 87 back to Great Falls.