Dillon, Montana (population 3,752, elevation 5,057) is the center of a vast region of broad fertile valleys filled with old ranches and rushing streams brimming with trout.  With two million acres of national forest in Beaverhead County alone and a vast network of streams and rivers, southwest Montana has plenty of room for outdoor recreation.  Yet the great fishing, hunting, and hiking opportunities are blessedly free of crowds.

This corner of Montana has a lot of history, including the travels of Sacajawea and Lewis & Clark; Bannack State Park, Montana's best-preserved ghost town; and numerous gold mining areas.  The Big Hole National Battlefield preserves the site of the battle between Chief Joseph's band of Nez Perce and the US Army.  The University of Montana - Western started as the State Normal School in 1893.


Dillon is an authentic old ranching town that has managed to endure the recent economic malaise of the agricultural West.  Filled with historic architecture, it is kept young by the presence of students from the university.  Blessed with decent restaurants and faithful to the old bars that have consoled cowboys, sheepherders, and miners, Dillon is one of Montana's most alluring small cities.  People come from all over to shop at the Patagonia Outlet for bargain-priced high-quality outdoor clothing.


★ World Class Fishing ★ Hunting ★ Skiing ★ Snowmobiling ★ Hiking ★ Mountain Lakes ★ Mountain Biking ★ And So Much More!

Local Resources



Northwest Energy
Montana Energy Alliance
Propane Services of Dillon
Property Tax website



Century Link
Southwest Montana Telephone


Parkview Elementary

Dillon Middle School

Beaverhead County High School


University of Montana Western


Barrett Hospital


Major Employers:
Barrett Hospital
Barrett Mineral
University of Montana Western