Elevation: 5555 Population: 2268 Navigation: 45.1875°N, 109.2486°W
The Red Lodge area has always been the playground of the regions most passionate & innovative artists and recreation enthusiasts. The Beartooth Front provides the inspiration for world class talent to create and celebrate, while enjoying a quality of life that can only be found in Montana.
Beartooth Basecamp celebrates this tradition with a day of recreation followed by the music and merriment that Red Lodge is famous for. Spend the hiking the Beartooth Mountains, climbing the crags of The Palisades, fishing or kayaking Rock Creek, or trail running Silver Run. But perhaps the most unique reason to spend the weekend in Red Lodge is skiing at Beartooth Basin and all throughout the Beartooth backcountry.
Beartooth Basecamp will serve as the event after-party for your recreation, showcasing national music talent on the garden stage at Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company. Enjoy the tasty craft brews from Red Lodge Ales talented brewing team while listening to the music of these amazing bands, breathing in the fresh air of the beautiful Beartooth Mountains.
Satsang is a conscious music collective manifested by Drew McManus (Guitar/Vocals) of Red Lodge, alongside his brothers Karl Roth (Bass, Keys, Vocals, Weissenborn), & Keller Paulson (Drums/Percussion). Critically acclaimed as rising stars in the national music scene, Satsang calls Red Lodge home and was born of the Beartooths. When McManus screams, "Where my Mountain People at?" the crowd can feel the connection and groove that could only be sourced from roots planted in the fertile soil of the Rock Creek drainage. Coming fresh off a series of shows with Michael Franti & Spearhead, the energy of this hometown gig will be hot!
Old Man Saxon is a Los Angeles hip hop artist who spent 2014 living out of his car while pursuing his rap career. He slept in the backseat of his Ford Explorer, showered at gyms, ate Happy Meals twice a day, and worked nights at a restaurant to keep money in his pocket. Every night, he wrote lyrics to keep his mind off the daily struggles. Over the course of the year, he wrote hundreds of songs, recorded about 30, and selected four songs that best captured the year—a defining moment in his life and career—for his new album, The Perils.
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the northwest music scene since 2013. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and rock 'n' roll swagger. The Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a string band is generally described as by fusing songs from folk, country, and rock. They’ve been hitting the road hard for the last three years, sharing stages with the likes of Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Mavericks, Wynonna Judd, Mark Chesnutt, The Lil’ Smokies and many more.
The people of the Beartooths enjoy a quality of life that is based in an active lifestyle. Join us the weekend of June 3rd and celebrate the unique recreational opportunities that we enjoy thanks to the diverse terrain of the Beartooth Mountains.
The Beartooth Summer Session is a multi-day, summer freeskiing event and big- mountain/slopestyle competition, set to occur Thursday June 1st - Sunday June 4th, at the Beartooth Basin Ski Area. Located on the Montana/Wyoming border, Beartooth Basin Ski Area features two high-speed poma lifts, steeps, chutes, cornices, and a terrain park, offering a summer skiing experience unlike any other in North America. Join us to compete or spectate while spending the day skiing Beartooth Basin.
The options for recreation in the Beartooths are endless. Join Mountain Town Yoga for a group yoga session. Rock Climb with Beartooth Mountain Guides. Flyfish Rock Creek or the Stillwater with one of many talented fishing guides. Route a hike through the world class trail systems of our National Forest and Wilderness Areas. Or simply enjoy the races and other recreation as a spectator!
Red Lodge, MT is your Basecamp to the Beartooths and the northeast gateway to Yellowstone National Park via the beautiful Beartooth Highway. Come and experience true western hospitality in this quaint, historic, mountain town. Nestled against Montana’s highest mountain peaks, Red Lodge is a place of extraordinary beauty and wherever you turn, real smiles, genuine warmth and a welcoming, Western-style hospitality.
Whether you’re looking for world-class outdoor recreation, a romantic getaway for two, or family-style fun, you’ll find it here. There's plenty of accommodations, eateries and entertainment here and a lot of friendly locals who will help point you in the right direction.
Stay and play in one of Red Lodge's many lodging options available to you. Whether you choose the "corporate free and groovy" vibe of the Yodeler, the historical aspect of the The Pollard, or the condo style living of Chateau Rouge. You may prefer the private attributes of a vacation home from Red Lodge Rentals or the adventure aspect to one of the area's many campgrounds.
The culinary aspect of Red Lodge has always been one of the many treats of visiting this mountain community. With amazing food available at all price levels, you will want to make the rounds. Get a dinner reservation at Ox Pasture or Carbon County Steakhouse. Grab tacos at Las Palmitas or Mas Taco. Breakfast quiche and gourmet bistro treats are available from The Wild Table and coffee and a cookie from Honeys Cafe.
The rich history of Red Lodge, MT is apparent and seen through the warm eyes of the locals. This cozy community holds tight to it's western values and is a safe haven for those who know what it means to need your neighbors.
Take some time and get to know Red Lodge. Discover where we've been with a trip to the Carbon County Historical Society. Look at where we are with a follow on Facebook, check out redlodge.com. And see where we are going through the amazing work of the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, including the Revitalize Old Roosevelt project.