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.
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Crystal Lake, located about an hour outside of Lewistown in the Big Snowy Mountains, provides opportunities for swimming, fishing and canoeing. The various trails surrounding Crystal Lake provide excellent views and photo opportunities. The Ice Caves Trail takes you to permanent a permanent ice cave, while the Crystal Cascades Trail brings you to a scenic waterfall.
Judith Mountain Lodge
This beautiful cabin style lodge is nestled on 80 acres in the Judith Mountains in Central Montana. This area borders BLM land and has miles of hiking trails that start right at the lodge. The lodge has newly remodeled, themed rooms. We offer single queens, kings and multiple room suites! We can accommodate any size group. Rooms include coffee pots, cable and boosted signal for mobile devices. There is a full liquor bar and dining area. Rent the banquet room for your corporate meeting retreat or this unique mountain lodge for your wedding or family reunion. We have large manicured lawns, a gazebo, and of course, pets are always welcome!