Judith Lookout Peak Day Drive
Trip Length: 47 miles
Judith Lookout Peak is the highest peak in the Judith Mountains and lies just northeast of Lewistown. This site offers a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountain islands, which are: North and South Moccasins, Big Snowies, Little Snowies, Big Belts, Little Belts, Highwoods, Square Butte, and in far distance, the Little Rockies.
This beautiful drive up the Judith Mountains crests into a breathtaking view at Judith Peak. On your way up you might notice some old abandoned houses, and structures that have been very weathered. Back in the 1880's there was Maiden, which once housed 1,200 people, and Gilt Edge which was considered a mining camp.
Head north on 191, until you reach Maiden Road about 10 miles away. Take a right, and follow the signs. The road is pavement up until the base of the mountain then it turns to gravel. You will continue on that until you reach the top of the peak.
Don't worry if you are not much of a hiker (there is no hiking involved). However, if you do wish to stretch those legs there is Collar Peak Hiking Trail to your right on the way up. Once you reach the top you will be able to see what Big Sky Country is all about.