We’re just south of Missoula, MT
Our 90 Miles of Paradise is Easy to Find
The Bitterroot Valley is located along the rugged border of Montana and Idaho.
The valley begins just south of Missoula, MT and continues south for 90 miles, reaching all the way to the Idaho border.
The Bitterroot Mountains and the Sapphire Mountains surround the valley, and the Bitterroot River divides the valley right down the middle.
Here’s a simple map of the Bitterroot Valley that features our small charming towns and the primary driving routes in and out of the valley.
Map of the Bitterroot Valley
How to Get Here
If you’re driving, the primary year round route in and out of the Bitterroot Valley is via US 93, which runs north and south the entire length of the valley. Each of the Bitterroot Valley communities are located along or near US 93.
Here are driving directions to the Bitterroot Valley for the 3 most popular routes.
Driving from the North via Missoula, MT
Take Interstate 90 to Missoula, MT
From Missoula, take US 93 approximately 50 miles south to Hamilton, MT, the center of the Bitterroot Valley.
Driving from the South via Salmon, ID
From Interstate 15, head west on ID 28 to Salmon, ID
From Salmon, take US 93 approximately 90 miles north to Hamilton, MT
This route traverses Lost Trail Pass (7,014’) at the Montana/Idaho border.
Driving from the South via Wisdom, MT
From Interstate 15, take MT 43 west through the scenic Big Hole Valley.
Continue through Wisdom, MT to the junction with US 93.
Head north on US 93 approximately 46 miles to Hamilton.
This route also traverses Lost Trail Pass (7,014’) at the Montana/Idaho border.
Missoula Airport Information
Missoula International Airport (MSO) is conveniently located in Missoula, about an hour north of the center of the Bitterroot Valley.
This full service international airport services flights from Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta and United.
Destination airports are listed below.
Some of these destinations are seasonal, while others operate throughout the year.
|Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)|
|Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)|
|Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport (DFW)|
|Denver International Airport (DEN)|
|Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS)|
|Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)|
|Oakland International Airport (OAK)|
|John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)|
|Minneapolis International Airport (MSP)|
|Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)|
|Portland International Airport (PDX)|
|Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)|
|San Diego International Airport (SAN)|
|San Francisco International Airport (SFO)|
|Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)|
Hamilton Airport Information
Hamilton, MT features a private airport at 3,636’ elevation.
The airport features two asphalt runways. One runway is 4,200’ long and the other is 5,200’ long. Both runways are 75’ wide.
For more information, visit the Choice Aviation FBO website or this Wikipedia page.
Stevensville Airport Information
Stevensville, MT features a private airport with a 3,800’ asphalt runway at 3,610’ elevation.
For more information, visit the Town of Stevensville airport website
That’s a Good Question
The Bitterroot Valley is located on the western border of Montana, just south of the city of Missoula, MT.
Take Interstate 90 to Missoula, MT then take US 93 south to the Bitterroot Valley.
Or take Interstate 15 to Dillon, MT and take MT 43 to US 93 to the Bitterroot Valley.
Yes, Hamilton and Stevensville both feature small private airports.
Nearby Missoula features an international airport with multiple commercial airlines.