US Route 89-The West
US Route 89 Road Trip Guide-The Road to While Sulphur Springs

Join the
US Route 89
Appreciation Society

Click the 89 sign to join

White Sulphur Springs to Great Falls Road Trip Guide

Distance: 98.8 miles • Elevation Change: White Sulphur Springs 5047 ft.-Great Falls 3330 ft.

Between White Sulphur Springs and Armington Junction with US 87, US Route 89 is designated as the Kings Hill Scenic Byway as it winds through the Little Belt Mountains. One of the highlights of this section is Sluice Boxes State Park between Monarch and Armington. Between Armington and Great Falls, the highway crosses a broad valley of wheat fields.

Special Attractions:

Kings Hill Scenic Byway: Passing through the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Little Belt Mountains, this 71-mile long section of US 89 offers many outdoor recreation opportunities from fly fishing in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter. One of the highlights is a short hike to Memorial Falls located about 1.5 miles south of Neihart.
Sluice Boxes State Park: Located 8 miles south of Armington Junction, this primitive state park contains the remains of mines, a railroad and historic cabins lining Belt Creek as it wind through a beautiful canyon carved in limestone. A seven-mile long trail winds through the park giving access to its rich history and spectacular geologic features.


Towns, Cities & Reservations:
White Sulphur Springs
Great Falls

Public Lands & Historic Places:
Lewis and Clark National Forest
Kings Hill Scenic Byway
Kings Hill Scenic BywayMemorial Falls TrailNeihart QuartsiteMemorial Trail Main Falls
Memorial Trail Upper FallsMemorial Falls CreekMemorial Falls Trail Butterfly
Sluice Boxes State Park
Sluice Boxes State Park OverlookSluice Boxes State Park TrailBelt CreekBelt Creek in Sluice Boxes State Park

North Fork
Little Belt Mountains
Belt Creek

User Contributed Stories
Add A New Story

Title: Numerical Perspectives Along US 89
Sometimes there are different ways of receiving and sharing the pathways of life. Since before I was born my family has owned land along US 89 in beautiful south-central Montana. I have walked, worked, rode horseback and fished this land, but little did
Created By: FromTheHeartOfLeo   Last Modified: 9/10/2009 1:44:49 PM
Fred K. Smart III
View Story

Buy the US Route 89
Road Trip Map Book

All of the US Route 89 road trip maps in one convenient book including driving directions and Wayne Ranney's introductory essays.

Print Edition: 32-page magazine to take along on your trip. Click below to order from Magcloud—$15 plus shipping.

World Wide Web Links Edition: Electronic file with links to 189 online resources for planning your trip—$5.

Buy Now

Download the table of contents and a sample page for free.

Advertise On This
Road Trip Guide

Become a
Corporate Sponsor,
Business, Cultural, or
Civic Organization Member

of the US Route 89
Appreciation Society