It is located in south central Montana and it’s county seat is Columbus. The geography of the county stretches over 1800 square miles and touches landmarks of every form.
Area at the southern end of the county
Elevations range from 3,400 feet above sea level near Park City to over 12,000 feet above sea level at Granite Peak on the southern boundary of the county.
There is a 75 mile stretch of two lane roads perfect for exploring the Stillwater Valley. It starts at Columbus, travels through Absarokee to Fishtail, Dean and Nye. While travelling that stretch of road, you will discover a “Hidden Valley” and find peaceful surroundings and breathtaking scenery.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition covered more miles in Montana than in any other state. The Corps split into four parties for the return trip in 1806 each having a different assignment and route.
As a result, the return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition encompassed Reed Point, Columbus and Park City to Pompey’s Pillar National Historic Monument, the only surviving physical evidence of the historical event.
Travels To Rapelje & Molt
If you are on your way to Yellowstone National Park, take the most scenic route…the “Gateway to the Beartooth Highway,” described by Charles Kuralt (CBS, On The Road) as “one of the ten most scenic routes in the world.”
Stillwater County hosts a wide variety
Agriculture and mining drive the economic base as a whole. Support services, small businesses and retail trade throughout the communities also play a large part in the economic climate of the region.
Elementary school districts are spread throughout the county while five high school districts provide education opportunities to the communities of Absarokee, Columbus, Park City, Rapelje, and Reed Point.