Get Lost In The Montana Mountains On This Former Wagon Trail

The mountains of Montana have yielded fortunes in gold and silver since the mid-1800s — in fact, Montana’s motto is “Oro y Plata,” which is Spanish for gold and silver. Mining is deeply ingrained in our local history, and the Bozeman Trail played a big role. And while you won’t find wagons on the roads these days, you can still take a part of the trail simply by taking Highway 287 from Three Forks to Virginia City.

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Of all the wagon trails blazed during the westward movement, the Bozeman Trail ranks as one of the most contentious. Here are a few more Montana facts you might not know.