Butte is one of Montana's most iconic cities and is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and some of the friendliest people you will find in the state.

Being a Montana Tech student means you’ll spend quality time in your labs, classrooms, and study groups, and immersed in a range of on-campus interests and activities. Sometimes it means field research in some of the nation’s most outstanding wild areas

But getting off-campus means something very special here. Playing hard after studying hard is a Montana Tech way of life.

Butte is located in the heart of an outdoor paradise, with world-class recreation nearby in every direction regardless of season or your interest. From a simple stroll on a beautiful trail to the thrills of mountain slopes and fast water, we deliver memorable experiences every time you want to experience true Montana.

A Place to Call Home

As a Montana Tech student, you’ll enjoy what this energetic destination city offers. Located amid mountains at the intersection of two major interstate highways, Butte is home to a wide range of food, recreation, culture, and fun. For example Butte has:

  • The Montana Folk Festival, the AnRiRa Irish Festival, SNöFLINGA winter festival and many other festivals to enjoy throughout the year.
  • A vibrant arts scene with many galleries, music venues and theaters in historic uptown Butte.
  • A growing economy being reinvented for the future along with affordable living and a high quality of life.
  • Historic ethnic diversity fosters a fascinating range of food options. Nearly every corner of the world as well as home cooking is represented throughout the city.
  • Hundreds of miles of trails some only minutes from campus - including the Continental Divide Trail and some of the best and most accessible mountain biking trails in Montana.
  • World-class fly-fishing just 15 minutes from campus.
  • Exceptional skiing of all kinds including Discovery Ski Area only 45 minutes away and unlimited backcountry and cross country skiing around Butte.
  • Outstanding hunting opportunities on thousands of acres of surrounding public land.
Butte Museums

See all kinds of different museums such as the Science Mine Discovery Center, World Museum of Mining, Mineral Museum, etc.

Attractions in Butte Montana

See famous attractions such as the Butte Silver Bow Public Archives, Spirit of the Columbia Gardens Carousel, Old Butte Historical Adventures, etc.

Outdoor Life

Being a Montana Tech student means you’ll spend quality time in your labs, classrooms, and study groups, and immersed in a range of on-campus interests and activities. Sometimes it means field research in some of the nation’s most outstanding wild areas.

But getting off-campus means something very special here. Playing hard after studying hard is a Montana Tech way of life.

Butte is located in the heart of an outdoor paradise, with world-class recreation nearby in every direction regardless of season or your interest. From a simple stroll on a beautiful trail to the thrills of mountain slopes and fast water, we deliver memorable experiences every time you want to experience true Montana.

Accessible Outdoors

Montana is home to many different National Parks. Explore what is out there and have fun!

Outdoor Resources

Want to explore Montana some more? Views these resources to get started.

Outdoor Gear Rentals

Want to explore Butte but don't have any gear? View our campus' rental age to start your adventure.

Experience Montana's Untapped Winter Destination
To make it even better, Montana Tech has an extensive inventory of outdoor gear available for you to use.
Be sure to connect with our outdoors community on social media using the hashtag #ButtesBackyard.
Katie Bigbee

Director of Outdoor Recreation

406-496-4292
CBigbee@planetaryrentbook.com
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