Trail to the Stars

Experience a different kind of nightlife in eastern Montana, where we look up at some of the darkest skies and brightest stars in the lower 48. Night sky enthusiasts travel far and wide to stargaze in our region, but you don't need a degree in astronomy to appreciate the cosmos out here.

Take advantage of Montana's endless outdoor recreation and breathtaking landscapes by day, then bundle up and prepare for a show by night. With remote destinations free of light pollution and millions of acres of public land, you're bound to see more stars, planets and even the Northern Lights in Big Sky Country.

Montana's Trail to the Stars spans the eastern region of Montana and includes more than 45 locations, all ideal for stargazing. Use our map below to explore and learn more about each location.


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Stargazing Sites


  • Camping
  • RV
  • RV Dump
  • Cabin
  • Electricity
  • Boat Access
  • Vault Toilet