The Old West lingers in Augusta’s cow country saloons such as the Buckhorn Bar, where backcountry wranglers swap tales with cowboys and visitors. But mosey over to the Latigo & Lace cappuccino bar and art gallery, and you’re in a different era, pardner. Augusta is perhaps the foremost gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Venture out on your own or hook up with one of the many outfitters that provide full-guided services to Montana's wild backcountry.
There are ten beautiful lakes ranging from 6 to 25 miles from town, and many excellent fishing streams close by. Guest ranches in the area offer riding, rustic cabins and hunting, fishing and sightseeing trips. The area teems with wildlife, and the real meaning of being in a major bird flyway is understood in the spring and fall.