Welcome to Montana Gems of Philipsburg. Located in the beautiful Flint Creek Valley, right at the base of the Sapphire Mountains. Fortunately we’re located along the scenic Hwy 1 route that runs between two of Montana’s famous destinations – Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
Philipsburg is a perfect destination for anyone that loves sapphire mining, historic downtowns, great scenery, hunting, fly fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, camping and just about anything out-doors. We’re often a day-trip for our local communities to bring guests and enjoy the day but don’t think it has to end there. With all the great terrain around, make Philipsburg your base camp and explore all the area has to offer from here. Campgrounds, B&B’s, cabin rentals and a motel offer lodging options for just about any taste. Several small restaurants in town will help keep you energized and a fresh beer from our award winning Philipsburg Brewing Company will be sure to quench your thirst.
While in town, grab a copy of the Philipsburg Territories. This free guide is packed full of information on our little town and its history. You’ll find a walking tour complete with photos of the historic buildings. There are maps to guide you to the old mining locations, our ghost towns and there’s a printable walking tour of Granite Ghost town. Check out the Museum and hear about the history of the Montana sapphires. Besides checking out all the sapphire gravel bags for sale, we’ve provided a few other ideas to help complete your trip.
If you’re a Far Cry 5 gamer- then “Welcome to Hope County” – “Hope County” may be fictitious, but the mountains, rivers and wildlife that inspired Far Cry 5 are very real and based on the landscape of Southwest Montana. Dig deeper into the visually stunning scenery that backdrops the game, and plan your own Montana adventure in the “Last Best Place.” Open trails and big skies await you in this magnificent region of the western United States. Welcome to Hope County! You can even download a field guide to “Hope County” from Far Cry 5. Even if you’re not a gamer, you too may be interested in the adventures that bring people to Southwest Montana. This guide covers fishing, hunting, hiking and off-road vehicle adventures.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:
- Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing
- Granite Ghost Town – Historic self-guided tour
- Live Theater(Summer months only)
- Philipsburg Museum and Cultural Center
- Sapphire Mining
- The Sweet Palace
Great Resources for the traveler:
- Visit Philipsburg
- Prospecting Vacations
- Trip Advisor
- Southwest Montana
- Philipsburg Chamber
- Weekend Guide To – Great videos featuring small towns in Montana (Like Philipsburg)
- Rocktumbler – Resource for rockhounds