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The Ranch at Rock Creek is located in the heart of Southwestern Montana, near the historic mining town of Philipsburg, Montana. Its combination of access and isolation is singular among Montana guest ranches. Call our Front Desk at 1-877-786-1545 with your transportation inquiries.

Air Travel

The most convenient commercial airport with the best flight availability is Missoula International Airport (MSO), a short 1.5-hour drive to The Ranch. Other commercial airports within a reasonable distance include:

  • Butte Bert Mooney (BTM): 1.25 hour drive
  • Helena Regional Airport (HLN): 2 hour drive
  • Bozeman Yellowstone Int’l Airport (BZN): 2.5 hour drive

If you are traveling by private aircraft, you have the option of traveling in and out of the following airstrips, in addition to the above mentioned airports:

  • Bowman Field Airport in Anaconda (3U3): 45-minute drive
  • Riddick Field in Philipsburg (U05): 25-minute drive

Helicopter travel between The Ranch and regional locations can be arranged through The Ranch’s transportation partners.

During our summer season, carriers such as Delta and United add direct flights from major cities to Missoula and Bozeman.

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Airport Ground Transfers

A private Ranch vehicle and driver are available to provide round-trip guest ground transportation from the airport to our location at an additional cost as noted below. Maximum capacity per car is seven guests. Bottled water and snacks are available for the drive. A luggage trailer is available at no additional cost.

  • Missoula (MSO): $225 one way / per car
  • Butte (BTM): $225 one way / per car
  • Helena (HLN): $325 one way / per car
  • Bozeman Yellowstone (BZN): $325 one way / per car
  • Anaconda (3U3): $225 one way / per car
  • Philipsburg (UO5): $150 one way / per car

Guests who drive to The Ranch on their own will be provided with complimentary vehicle valet service upon arrival and departure. Guest vehicles will remain in a parking area close to the Granite Lodge.

Driving Directions

To get to The Ranch at Rock Creek from Missoula, travel on I-90 E towards Butte and take exit 153 for Drummond/Philipsburg. Turn right onto MT-1/Pintler Veteran’s Memorial Scenic Highway. Continue for 34 miles. Turn right onto the Skalkaho Highway (Route 38)—the turn is six miles past Philipsburg. Travel up the Skalkaho Highway for 12 miles, until you cross Rock Creek. Take an immediate right and head down Rock Creek Road/Carriage House Lane for two miles. Take a left when you see The Ranch at Rock Creek arch and The Granite Lodge.

To get to The Ranch from Butte, take I-90 W towards Missoula and continue for 13.5 miles. Take exit 208 toward MT-1 N/Pintler Veteran’s Memorial Scenic Highway. Continue onto MT-1 N, traveling for 8.8 miles. (This road will become W Commercial Avenue and MT-1/W Park Avenue in the town of Anaconda). Follow this road for 22.5 miles, winding around lakes and down a mountain pass. Turn left onto the Skalkaho Highway (MT Route 38). Travel up this Highway for 12 miles until you cross Rock Creek. Take an immediate right and head down Rock Creek Road/Carriage House Lane for two miles. Take a left when you see The Ranch at Rock Creek arch and The Granite Lodge.