It’s hard to pick a favorite season in Montana. Each one offers a variety of fun activities and breathtaking scenery. However, springtime is definitely a favorite among locals. As the Bitterroots start to bloom and the mountains retain their snowcaps, residents trade-in their ski boots for hiking boots and hit the trails. Below are some key activities to really enjoy spring in Butte.
Download this must-have hiking app.
All Butte residents keep up with the latest hiking trails using AllTrails. With the app, you’ll find trails ranked from easy to hard. According to the AllTrails website, there are 6 moderate trails in Butte ranging from 1 to 6.6 miles and from 5,574 to 7,162 feet above sea level.
While people hike throughout the year in Montana, everything really picks up as the weather warms. One of the most popular hikes in Butte remains the Big Butte Loop. This 1.4-mile loop offers scenic views and is suitable for all skill levels. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. Enjoy spring with a morning walk or an evening walk as the daylight hours linger a bit longer this time of year.
Treat yourself to a patio pub crawl.
Did you know Butte, MT boasts one of the largest Irish populations in the country? So, you can imagine that there are plenty of local watering holes and pubs where you can relax and enjoy a drink after a nice hike on a spring evening.
From Jim’s Bar and Sparky’s Garage to The Dublin and more, you’ll find tons of great spots to hang out in Butte. During this time of year, people tend to gather and stay out longer as the bitter cold dies out and more 60-degree weather pops in around April and May.
Enjoy spring with a hot spring soak.
After a night on the town, spend the next day relaxing at Fairmont Hot Springs in Butte, MT. Complete with two oversized Olympic swimming pools and two mineral soaking pools, Fairmont has something for everyone to enjoy.
It’s a great way to melt away the last bits of winter and welcome in spring. Of course, the perfect spring day can be spent many different ways in Butte. With warmer weather comes more scenic drives, river floats, camping trips, and more.
It’s hard to find a better place in the country to be this time of year other than Butte!