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Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana Sights

National Bison Range

  • 58355 Bison Range Rd. Map It
  • Moiese
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

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The Red Sleep Mountain Drive, a 19-mi loop road at the National Bison Range, allows close-up views of bison, elk, pronghorn, deer, and mountain sheep. The gravel road rises 2,000 feet and takes about two hours to complete; you're required to begin the drive no later than 6 pm and to finish before the gate closes at dark. The 19,000-acre refuge at the foot of the Mission Mountains was established in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt. Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ranches

a herd of 400 bison. A visitor center explains the history, habits, and habitat of the bison. To reach the bison range, follow the signs west, then north from the junction of U.S. 93 and Route 200 in Ravalli.

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Sight Information

Address:

58355 Bison Range Rd., Moiese, Montana, 59824, United States

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Phone:

406-644–2211

Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle
  • Range 7 am–dark throughout year; visitor center mid-May–Sept., daily 8 am–6 pm; Oct.–mid-May, weekdays 8–4

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