Tour Montana Highway 200 – NW Montana
If you have not traveled Montana State Highway 200 from Dixon to Heron you are missing out on one of the most scenic highways in Montana. The highway is nestled between the Cabinet and Coeur 'd Alene mountain ranges and follows along the Flathead River to where it joins the Clark Fork River outside Paradise, MT then Highway 200 follows along the Clark Fork River until it flows into Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho), one of the deepest lakes in the United States.
Along the highway travelers will be greeted by small town hospitality in Dixon, Perma, Paradise, Wild Horse "Plains", Thompson Falls, Belknap, Trout Creek, Noxon and Heron. These rural communities offer lodging, shopping, entertainment, activities, restaurants, bars, casinos and services.
You will not be stopped by a stop light but quite possibly by a herd of Big Horn Sheep. Wild life is abundant. Stop by the National Bison Range, near Dixon or the Koo Koo Sint Big Horn Sheep viewing area between Plains and Thompson Falls. Keep your eyes peeled for wild turkeys, white tail deer, elk, moose and bear.